Einer der first and at the same time rarest Street sports car from the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari, the 375 America by Vignale from 1954, is currently at the most famous auction house in the world named RM Sotheby's, and waiting for a new owner. This model of which only one Convertible and 11 coupes are built to a value between 2,3 and 3,4 million dollars estimated. From the version to be auctioned, one of Carrozzeria Vignale bespoke copy, there was also only three pieces. Vignale managed to make the models distinctly different in design from the other versions, which from Pininfarina are drawn. The model to be auctioned has the Chassis number 0327 AL, and is one of only two identical 375 America models.
Masterpiece of Italian bodywork
The two-door coupe impresses above all with its timelessly elegant design, which has two Round headlights and a big grill in Aston Martin style and is optically based on old English automobiles. The Long bonnet looks like she can In-line eight-cylinder and ends in a very upright A-pillar, which visually enlarges the interior. Above all else Boat stern With the rear window drawn around the body, it underlines the gorgeous lines that the body manufacturer Vignale created for the Ferrari 375 America. For today's standards measly fall the four round tail lights which are still an integral part of the classic Ferrari design line today. The placement of the License plateswhich, in our opinion, unfortunately makes the rear appear a little inconsistent from some angles. There is even a little stuck in the lower part of the rear end Mercedes design, and if you look at the four exhaust pipes and thinks away the boat stern with the glass dome, then the stern could also be from one X come.
Two-tone paint with a separate roof
The Two-tone paint with the color-contrasting roof is probably not everyone's taste, but it belongs to Original equipment of the vehicle. The second owner of the 375, a US auto collector whose name is unknown, repainted the car to make it a black roof possessed. In 1980 the copy was sold to the New York car collector Ed lawyer sold, and in the following years the vehicle changed several times the owneruntil it finally arrived in the Netherlands. In 2009, however, the classic returned to the United States, and was again in the original state brought, which he the original color combination of a wine-red body with silver roof got back. In our opinion, the vehicle should also come into loving collectors' hands and not be repainted or modified, because this classic is far too good for that.
A 4,5 liter Colombo V12 does its job in this classic.
It acts as a drive source in this 1954 Ferrari 375 America by Vignale a 4,5 liter V12 naturally aspirated gasoline engine from the legendary Colombo family, which for the time was almost unbelievable from 300 HP perform. To the maximum torque as well as the driving performance is unfortunately not known to us. But in our opinion it would also be outrageous to give the baby the spurs to try out what power is in the old V12. By the way, it is switched via a Five-speed manual with open backdropas is the tradition with old Ferrari models.
Our conclusion on the Ferrari 375 America by Vignale:
You can count yourself very lucky if you are one of the chosen ones who have such a dreamlike treasure in them air-conditioned garage can ask. Because with a seven-figure amount, very few people are allowed to seriously consider buying such a dream classic. For all fans of classic Ferrari models, however, we have added a large picture gallery at the end of the article as a consolation. If we get more information about the vehicle, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photo / s: RM Sothebys
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1954 Ferrari 375 America by Vignale to be auctioned!
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