Handcrafted 1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe is estimated to fetch upwards of $2M

Andrea Divirgilio / July 30, 2011

Ferrari 1953 America 375 Coupe

Our affairs with Ferraris are long known, where we have showcased some masterpieces such as the Ultra rare 1952 Ferrari 340, and shown you a list of the Most Expensive Ferraris. Next in that line is the Handcrafted 1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe, which will be on auction conducted by RM Auctions, and will also have other masterpieces at the event like the 1965 Mercer Cobra Roadster going the similar way. One of the original 12 pieces to have been created, this car remains as an enigma for its detailed craftsmanship of the body.

During the 1950’s, Enzo Ferrari was under considerable pressure from his wealthy clients to produce grand-tourer vehicles, the category which this car falls into as well. Though similar on the first glance as compared to other Ferraris of that era, the main difference was the engine which happened to be the largest that Ferrari made during that time. This engine generated 375 BHP of power from the 4523cc capacity and V-12 cylinder design, which raced the car from 0-100 km/ph within 7 seconds, and the upper limit was 257 km/ph. Other mentionable components included the 4-speed Synchromesh manual gearbox, the charismatic oval section tubular steel ladder chassis design and the 4- wheel hydraulic brakes amongst others. This masterpiece had enjoyed an elaborate history so far by being in the collection of famous collectors like Howard Keck, Giovanni Agnelli, and Franco Cornacchia and was also the original piece as showcased at the 1954 Geneva car show. The design expertise came from the likes of Pinin Farina, Ghia, Touring, and Vignale who finally became associated with the car for the concepts he laid out.

When the 375 America Coupe went on sale during the 1950’s, it went at a grand price of $10,000 but coming to the current time, it is expected to fetch between the range of $1.75- 2.1 million at the auction. Whether it’s the charming and seductive aura of the car or simply its massive engine, every Ferrari lover with the needed cash will certainly have his/her eyes on this beauty.

Via: RM Auctions/ Du Pont Registry

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