Ferrari unveiled the 375 America at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon. This example (the first 375 America produced) was the car that Ferrari used as their display vehicle - and it also appeared at the Geneva Auto Show in 1954. Designed by Pinin Farina, it is a refinement of the coachwork seen on the 212 Inter models. The car was expensive and exclusive and powered by the 4.5-ltier long block V12 engine. Most Ferraris of this period were custom built. Ferrari provided the engine and chassis while Italian coachbuilders provided the body. Ferrari built on a very few examples of the 375 America chassis, all with Pinin Farina inspired coachwork.
The car was first sold to Howard Keck who was an American businessman who was the owner of an auto racing team that twice won the Indianapolis 500 race. He was the son of the founder of Superior Oil Company.Also photographed at :