At yesterday’s auction, by Bonhams at Goodwood, this extremely rare Ferrari 375 Plus, was sold for 13,447,758 euros. Build after the success of the Scuderia in the 1953 Auto Sport World Championships with the aim of winning the title. Under the hood lies a 5 liter V12 that engine that was developed evolved by Aurelio Lampredi and yields 330 hp while the chassis is designed by Pininfarina.
This 375 Plus was driven by Umberto Maglioli in the 1954 Mille Miglia, the Carrera PanAmericana and in the Le Mans course. At the end of its official racing career, it moved to the U.S. for a short time and later still, went back to Europe, to a good friend of Enzo Ferrari, Jacques Swaters. He returned it to Modena where it was completely rebuilt.