1954 Ferrari 375 MM
The 375 Mille Miglia carried on the Ferrari tradition of naming sports models after the famous Italian road race and was a spin-off of the F1 single-seater, just like its sister car, the 375 America, which was the GT equivalent.
The engine was based on its F1 counterpart, albeit with a new crankshaft giving a shorter, 68 mm stroke but with a bigger bore for a larger, 4.5-litre displacement.
The engine debuted in a 340 Berlinetta at Le Mans where it was driven by Ascari and Villoresi. Subsequently Pininfarina built a series of around 10 spiders and a few Berlinettas which were mainly fielded by privateers.
Ferrari 375 MM Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1953
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||84 x 68 mm|
|unitary displacement||376.84 cc|
|total displacement||4522.68 cc|
|compression ratio||9 : 1|
|maximum power||250 kW (340 hp) at 7000 rpm|
|power per litre||75 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||three Weber 40 IF/4C or 42 DCZ carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, anti-roll bar, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers|
|rear suspension||live axle, semi-elliptic springs, twin radius arms, twin Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers|
|transmission||4-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and sector|
|fuel tank||capacity 180 litres|
|front tyres||6.50 x 16|
|rear tyres||6.50 x 16|
|type||two-seater berlinetta, spider|
|front track||1325 mm|
|rear track||1320 mm|
|weight||900 kg (dry)|
|top speed||289 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
Ferrari 375 MM Valuations
Ferrari 375 MM Spider has more history in its Pininfarina-sculpted body than an entire fleet of lustrous Prancing Horse garage queens, Add to that its racing pedigree and amazing top speed of 175mph its no wonder they fetch between $10 -15 million!!