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1953 Ferrari 375 America

Chassis number : 0293 AL

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Ferrari unveiled the 375 America at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon. This example (the first of ten 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 designed by Aurelio Lampredi, slightly detuned for road use. Most Ferraris of this period were custom built. Ferrari provided the engine and chassis while Italian coachbuilders provided the body. Ferrari built only a very few examples of the 375 America chassis, all with Pinin Farina inspired coachwork. The 375 was the basis for Ferrari's first production car, the 250 Europa GT. Being the first model in this range, this particular car was hugely important for the small Italian manufacturer and led the way for subsequent classic Ferraris, including the 410 Superamerica, the 400 Superamerica, and eventually the 500 Superfast built between 1953 and 1966.

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. The current owners acquired the car in 2008.

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1953 Ferrari 375 America Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 375 America

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1954 Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 0327 AL
Sold for USD$2,557,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
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1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe
Chassis#: 0337 AL
Sold for USD$2,200,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Carrozzeria Vignale
Chassis#: 0327 AL
Sold for USD$1,980,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
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1953 Ferrari 375 America Vignale
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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Ferrari 375 Americas That Failed To Sell At Auction

1953 Ferrari 375 America's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Vignale0327 AL2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $3,500,000$5,000,000
1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe0315AL2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$500,000$550,000$700,000

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1953 Ferrari 375 America Profiles

1953 Ferrari 375 America vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: 0301 AL
1953 Ferrari 375 America vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: 0337 AL
Engine #: 0337 AL
1953 Ferrari 375 America vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 0293 AL
1953 Ferrari 375 America vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: 0327 AL
Engine #: 0327 AL