1953 Ferrari 375 MM
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Carlos Braniff purchased the car and brought it to a 100 mile race the car came in second overall. It was later sold to Allen Guiberson of Texas who had the car repainted white and added a headrest and a fin. Phil Hill drove it at the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, along with his co-driver Richie Ginther, to a second overall finish. Carroll Shelby was next in line to get seat-time in car. He piloted the car to impressive podium finishes.
The car was sold to Louis Brero of California in 1995. Brero continued the cars racing resume by entering it in several Grand Prix competition events. At the Nassau Ferrari race, the car was driven to a third place finish. The car became the possession of his sons after he passed away. The car remained in his car until 1995 when it was sold for about $1.5 million.
During the mid-1950s the car was repainted red and within a short period of time was repainted brown. It was treated to a restoration by Pete Lovely in 1995. At the completion of its restoration it was brought to the Pebble Beach Concours where it was awarded the Pebble Beach Cup. It has competed in the Monterey Historic Races in 2004. It was brought to the 2007 Cavallino Classic where it was awarded the Honorary Judges Cup.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
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|Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance||Carrera PanAmericana||Best In Show : The Ritz-Carlton, Best in Show, Concours de Sport|
Corporate Awards : The Privatair Award - For the Most Historically Significant MRR
|Cavallino Classic Concorso d'Eleganza||Upper Concours||Special Awards : Judges Cup - Ferrari most deserving as selected by the Honorary Judges|
Class Awards : Class 14 – Front Engine Racing - Gold