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  Ferrari 375 MM Ghia Coupe Speciale
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1954
Numbers built:1
Introduced at:1954 Turin Motor Show
Internal name:Tipo 102
Designed by:Ghia
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 20, 2004
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Chassis: 0476AM
Not all 375 MMs were finished as competition cars and this is one of five fitted with a one-off show car body by an Italian carrozzeria. This particular example was fitted by Ghia with a particularly striking body, finished in a highly unusual salmon over grey two-tone exterior. Shown at the 1955 Turin Auto Show, chassis 0476AM had been commissioned by American enthusiast Robert C. Wilke, who at one point would own seven Ferraris, most of which were custom built for him. He was the owner of the Leader Card company and a prominent sponsor of an Indy 500 team from the 1930s through to his death in 1970. This Giovanni Savonuzzi designed 375 MM Coupe Speciale was undoubtedly his most extravagant Ferrari, and also the last Ferrari clothed by Ghia. Wilke would own the car until his passing and drove it for 12,000 km. The only modification carried out during his ownership was the addition of seatbelts from an International Harvester.

In 1970, chassis 0476AM passed to Wilke's son Ralph, who in turn sold it to Dr. Robert E. Steiner. He cherished the car for a decade and it then passed through the hands of several noted collectors and Ferrari enthusiasts like Ed Jurist, the Blackhawk Collection and Erich Traber from Switzerland. During the latter's ownership the engine was rebuilt and it was used sparingly. In 2007, the one-off Ferrari returned to the United States where it entered the next longterm ownership. Apart from a re-spray to its original colours, the Ghia Coupe Speciale has survived in remarkably original condition. With just 13,1367 km on the odometer, it was consigned to the 2019 RM Sotheby's Monterey sale with a $5-7 million pre-sale estimate.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1954
Engine number 0476AM
First owner Robert C. Wilke
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