Ferrari 375 MM

See Ferrari 375 F1 for the 375 used in Formula 1 racing, and 375 America, a GT car

Ferrari 375 MM, was a race car produced by Ferrari in 1953 and 1954. It was named "375" for the per-cylinder displacement in the 4.5 L V12 engine, and the "MM" stood for the Mille Miglia race. The engine was based on its Ferrari 375 F1 counterpart, but with shorter stroke and bigger bore. The first prototype was a Vignale Spyder and three next cars were Pinin Farina Berlinettas, all converted from Ferrari 340 MM. Perhaps the most known 375 MM is the "Ingrid Bergman" version, commissioned in 1954 by director Roberto Rossellini for his wife, actress Ingrid Bergman. The Bergman 375 MM was subsequently bought and restored by the Microsoft executive Jon Shirley and the restoration specialist Butch Dennison. It later became the first postwar Ferrari to win Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.[1] Although intended for Mille Miglia, 375 MM was also raced with limited success in Carrera Panamericana, scoring fourth place in 1953 and finishing second in 1954.[2] In total 26 units were made, including four converted from 340 MM.

Ferrari 375 MM
Ferrari-340-375-mm-berlinetta-competizione-by-pinin-farina 0320AM 0-100 75-Pescara1953b
#0320AM winning 1953 Pescara Grand Prix
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production1953-1955
Body and chassis
Classrace car
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine4.5 L (4493 cc) Tipo 102 Lampredi V12
4.5 L (4522 cc) Tipo 108 Lampredi V12
Power output340 PS
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102 in)
Curb weight900 kg (1,984 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorFerrari 340 MM
SuccessorFerrari 375 Plus

References

  1. ^ Shaun Tolson. "Robb 50 Connoisseurs: Jon Shirley". Robb Report. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Carrera Panamericana 1954 Race Results". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ 375 MM register from www.barchetta.cc.
  4. ^ Lot 140 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider at Sothebys.
  5. ^ Alan Boe (January 2011). "375 MM 0382 AM Out of the Darkness - Once Lost and Now Found" (PDF). Cavallino (180): 33–43.
  6. ^ "Pebble Beach best of show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  • Acerbi, Leonardo (2012). Ferrari: All The Cars. Haynes Publishing. ISBN 978 1 84425 581 8.
1953 1000km of Nürburgring

The 1953 ADAC 1000 Kilometer-Rennen Nürburgring took place on 30 August, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, (West Germany). It was also the fifth round of the F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship. This was the first time the event had taken place, although it would not run again until 1956.

1953 Carrera Panamericana

The 1953 Carrera Panamericana was the fourth running of the Carrera Panamericana Mexican sports car racing event, and the first edition as a part of the World Sportscar Championship. The race took place from 19–23 November, and was run from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, over 8 stages and 3,077 kilometres (1,912 mi). 182 cars started the race, and 60 finished all 8 stages.

1953 Spa 24 Hours

The 1953 24 Heures de Spa Francorchamps took place on 25 and 26 July 1953, at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, (Belgium). It was also the fourth round of the FIA World Sports Car Championship. This was the first time the event had taken place since Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas won in 1949. The race was not run again until 1964.Although the 1953 season places two 24 hour races in two months would not be an easy maneuver. But, Spa is a favourite amongst the drivers and teams, therefore, the event would be a popular one, not to be missed by the top teams and their star drivers

1953 World Sportscar Championship

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1954 1000 km Buenos Aires

The 1954 1000 km Buenos Aires was a motor race for sports cars which was held on January 24 at the Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz, (Buenos Aires, Argentina). It was the opening race of the 1954 World Sportscar Championship and was also the inaugural 1000 km Buenos Aires. The race was won by Giuseppe Farina and Umberto Maglioli, driving a Ferrari 375 MM

1954 12 Hours of Sebring

The 1954 12 Hours of Sebring (officially the Florida International 12-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance ) was a motor race for sports cars, staged on 7 March 1954 at the Sebring International Raceway, Florida, United States. It was the second race of the 1954 World Sportscar Championship and was the fourth 12 Hours of Sebring. The race was won by Bill Lloyd and Stirling Moss driving an Osca MT4 1450.

1954 Carrera Panamericana

The 1954 Carrera Panamericana was the fifth and final running of the Carrera Panamericana Mexican sports car racing event, run from November 19-23, 1954. It was the sixth and final race of the 1954 World Sportscar Championship. The race was run from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, over 8 stages and 3,070 kilometres (1,910 mi). 150 cars started the race, and 85 finished all 8 stages. The race was won by Umberto Maglioli in an Erwin Goldschmidt-entered Ferrari 375 Plus. He finished the race in 17 hours, 40 minutes, and 26 seconds, averaging 173.69 kilometres per hour (107.93 mph).

1954 World Sportscar Championship

The 1954 World Sportscar Championship season was the second season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured a series of six endurance races for sportscars, contested from 24 January to 23 November 1954. The championship was won by Ferrari.

1956 1000 km Buenos Aires

The 1956 1000 km Buenos Aires took place on 29 January, on the Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz, (Buenos Aires, Argentina). It was the third running of the race, and once again, it was opening round of the F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship. For this event, a longer section of the Autopista General Pablo Riccheri route was removed, returning the circuit to 9.476 km in length, as it was in 1954.

1957 1000 km Buenos Aires

The 1957 1000 km Buenos Aires took place on 20 January, on the Circuito de la Costanera Norte, (Buenos Aires, Argentina). It was the fourth running of the race, and once again, it was opening round of the F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship. For this event, was moved from its previous venue, the Autódromo Municipal-Avenida Paz, only to return to the Autódromo in 1958.

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Bahamas Speed Week

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Coppa Acerbo

The Coppa Acerbo was an automobile race held in Italy, named after Tito Acerbo, the brother of Giacomo Acerbo, a prominent fascist politician. Following Italy's defeat in World War II, and the consequent demise of fascism, the race was renamed the Circuito di Pescara, and in some years was also referred to as the Pescara Grand Prix (Gran Premio di Pescara). The race was run between 1924 and 1961 and over the years was held to a variety of vehicle class regulations and durations. In 1957 the Pescara Grand Prix formed a round of the Formula One World Championship, a race which still holds the record as having the longest circuit length ever used for a Championship event.

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The design, especially the large side scallops and the headlights, pays homage to the coach built 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman.

Ferrari Lampredi engine

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Giuseppe Farina

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Mike Hawthorn

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Phil Walters

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Sherwood Johnston

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Individual cars[3]
model chassis coachbuilder body comment image
375 MM 0286AM Vignale Spider based on 340MM, Phil Hill drove it to second place in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana Ferrari 340-375 MM (1)
375 MM 0318AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta based on 340MM, crashed in 1953 Carrera Panamericana where drivers Antonio Stagnoli and Giuseppe Scotuzzi died
375 MM 0320AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta based on 340 MM Paris - Retromobile 2013 - Ferrari 340 375 MM Berlinetta Competizione - 1953 - 002 (video, video)
375 MM 0322AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta based on 340 MM Jon Shirley collection (98397736)
375 MM 0358AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta Carrera 1953 Maglioli
at 1953 Carrera Panamericana
375 MM 0360AM Pinin Farina Spider
375 MM 0362AM Pinin Farina Spider Once driven by Dan Gurney. Ferrari 375 MM (video)
375 MM 0364AM Pinin Farina Spider Pontoon rear fenders. Sold for US$9 million i 2013.[4]
375 MM 0366AM Pinin Farina Spider
375 MM 0368AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
375 MM 0370AM Pinin Farina Spider Ferrari 375MM at 2014MM (video video)
375 MM 0372AM Pinin Farina Spider (video)
375 MM 0374AM Pinin Farina Spider (video)
375 MM 0376AM Pinin Farina Spider
375 MM 0378AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
375 MM 0380AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
375 MM 0382AM Pinin Farina Spider the only[5] unrestored 375 MM, at Pebble Beach 2010.

Raced by Bill Spear, owned for over 30 years by physicist J. B. Gunn.

1953 Ferrari 375MM sn 0382AM at Pebble Beach in 2010 (video)
375 MM 0402AM Pinin Farina Spider Initially owned by Roberto Rossellini. Rebodied 1955 by Carrozzeria Scaglietti Precious Metals Gallery (cropped) (video
375 MM 0412AM Pinin Farina Spider Ferrari 375MM (19734096305) (video)
375 MM 0416AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta Ferrari 1953 375 MM Berlinetta on Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2011 -Moto@Club4AG
375 MM 0450AM Pinin Farina Spider rebodied Ferrari 450 AM Coupé
375 MM 0456AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta Commissioned by Roberto Rossellini for his wife Ingrid Bergman, in a new color later available for all Ferraris as "Grigio Ingrid."[6] 375MM-IngridBergman
375 MM 0460AM Pinin Farina Spider
375 MM 0472AM Pinin Farina Berlinetta Turin Auto Show 1955 Ferrari-375MM-0472AM-TurinMotorShow
at Turin Auto Show 1955
375 MM 0476AM Ghia Coupe Ferrari375MM1954Ghia (video)
375 MM 0490AM Pinin Farina Coupe "Speciale", on display Turin Auto Show 1955 Ferrari 375 mm
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Type 1940s 1950s 1960s
7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sports 275 S 340 Mexico/MM 375 MM 375 Plus 410 S
125 S 166 S/166 MM 195 S 212 Export 225 S 250 MM 250 Monza 315 S 250 Testa Rossa 250 LM
159 S 250 S 290 MM 335 S 250  GTO
Berlinetta 250 GT "Tour de France" 250 GT "SWB" 250 GT Lusso 275 GTB 275 GTB/4 365 GTB/4
Coupé 166 Inter 195 Inter 212 Inter 250 Europa 250 Europa GT 250 GT Boano 250 GT Ellena 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina 330 GTC 365 GTC
2+2 250 GT/E 330 GT 2+2 365 GT 2+2
Spider 250 GT Cabriolet 275 GTS 330 GTS 365 GTS
250 GT California Spyder
America 340/342 America 375 America 410 Superamerica 400 Superamerica 500 Superfast 365 California
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