During the Goodwood Speed Festival, an auction of exceptional vehicles was organised, resenting a Ferrari dating back to the 1950s. The offers increased quickly multiplied for this sports car, and the Ferrari’s happy owner is 18.3 million dollars lighter.
Record sale for a Ferrari under Bonhams’ aegis
An auction of unique cars was recently organised by Bonhams, during the Goodwood Speed Festival. Amongst the numerous lots presented, a Ferrari 375 Plus 1954 attracted the attention of many potential owners.
The model, launched in 1954, took part in a number of rallies and competitions. The racing car participated in the Mille Miglia in Italy, piloted by Umberto Maglioli, as well as in Silverstone where it came first place driven by José Froilan Gonzalez. Later, Umberto Maglioli sat behind the wheel for one last time during the 24h du Mans.
The vehicle was sold for 18.3 million dollars (1.7 million pounds or 13.5 million euros). The sum collected from this car’s sale nearly corresponds to the amount collected from the total sale of the other cars.
Ferrari 375 Plus 1954
This Italian car dating from the mid-1950s and engraved with the chassis number n°0384AM, is in as good as state as when it first came out of the factory. Equipped with a 4.6litre V12 engine, it bears 330 of horsepower.
The Ferrari 375 Plus 1954 was designed by the Italian company Pininfarina and has a power unit close to that of a Formula 1 automobile.
After having organised the Ferrari 375 Plus 1954’s sale, Bonhams will be auctioning off the Ferrari 250 GTO, August 15.