RM Auctions, the leading name in the global automobile auction vertical, has now announced that, it will be auctioning off a rare 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, that carries the serial number 0490 AM, providing the die-hard car enthusiasts a once in a lifetime opportunity to get their hands on this magnificent specimen of automotive engineering and phenomenal design. The auction is scheduled to be held at the picturesque Lake Como, Italy on May 21st, 2011 and will also be featuring yet another automotive legend, in the form of the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupé with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi.
Both these exquisite vintage vehicles represent the best of the breed in the field of vintage luxury automobiles and the auction event itself is considered to be a vital part of this year’s official Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Radiating immense beauty in two-tone ivory and metallic blue, the 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta features one of the most exquisite coach work carried out by the legendary designer, Pinin Farina, and this incredible vintage vehicle is also said to be the last Ferrari to carry the ‘Mille Miglia’ designation. The 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta was first owned by Inico Bernabei, a world renowned Ferrari dealer and gentleman race driver and then car went to Count Antonio Naselli of Trevinano, after which the Ferrari 375 MM was finally exported to the U.S in the year 1960.
According to Max Girardo (Managing Director, RM Auctions Europe),
“The early response to our new sale in Cernobbio, Italy has been tremendous with lots of collectors expressing their excitement about RM’s involvement in this world-class automotive weekend. In keeping with the spirit of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the auction will place a strong emphasis on elegance and sophistication in styling, with consignments sourced from around the world. We are delighted to have been entrusted by the current owners of the 375 MM and the Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupé to present their magnificent automobiles at our debut sale. Immaculately presented, each matches sleek design with engineering excellence and is expected to attract significant attention from discerning collectors.”
Via James List