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A 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Sold at Auction for an Amazing $18.3 Million

By Brody Patterson


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A rare 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus was sold at the Bonhams auction during the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, becoming the second most expensive car ever sold at auction in Britain as it was purchased for a whopping £10.75 million, the equivalent of about $18.3 million.

The Ferrari 375-Plus is an improved version of the 375 model, featuring a 4.9-liter V12 powerplant instead of the 4.5-liter engine used for the regular model. Another upgrade is the utilization of a Formula One transaxle.

The body is the work of Carozzeria Pininfarina and this particular example has a matching chassis and the engine number 0384.

So why would anyone pay the cost of a luxury estate for a 1950s racecar? Because this isn’t just any racecar: piloted by such luminaries as Umberto Maglioli and José Froilán González, the 375-Plus was a big part of a successful decade for Ferrari, most notably in 1954 when the Scuderia won the World Sportscar Championship.


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Brody has worked as a full time staff writer for Luxatic for over five years, covering luxury news, product releases and in-depth reviews, and specializing in verticals on the website alongside the tech & leisure section, as well as men's fashion, watches and travel. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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