Between 15th and 17th August, RM Sotheby’s will hold the Monterey auction at Monterey Conference Center, California. With more than 100 lots, there is a whole lot of covetable machinery ready to hit the auction block, but a few of the lots stand out from the rest. One of which is the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that we proudly featured recently, another is this 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale.
We’re not sure what’s most striking about this beauty, could it be the emphatically long bonnet that characterises the silhouette or could it be the bold two-tone salmon/gunmetal grey colour scheme? When both are working together, one thing’s for sure: this Ferrari is one to watch.
Custom-built in the ‘50s, the Ferrari 375 MM is in pristine condition and boasts a 4.5-litre V12 engine with 4-speed transmission that results in 335 BHP. Doesn’t sound massive by today’s standards? Well, this model is built from aluminium, so 335 BHP packs a real punch.
While the flawlessly painted exterior is something to marvel at, we’re quite taken by the interior. The worn leather is brimming with character compounded by the vintage dials peeking from behind the original wooden steering wheel. Finally we come to the wire-spoke rims that match the shimmering chrome details of the body. The overall effect is a 1955 Ferrari 375 MM that oozes character, from the silhouette to the rims.
We are yet to hear any information about the price, but don’t expect any bargains, this motor will be a highlight of the auction.