1954 Ferrari 375 MM

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
maximum torque
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
lubrication wet sump
clutch multi-plate
frame tubular steel
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
brakes drums
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
wheelbase 2600 mm
front track 1325 mm
rear track 1320 mm
weight 900 kg (dry)
top speed 289 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

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!!