The Monterey car week in California occurs every year around mid-August, is always filled with unique models, both in the car show and in auctions. One of the rare gems going under the hammer this year is this original Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale designed by Ghia.
This special car with chassis No. 0476 AM was the second last to be build using the Ferrari 375 MM chassis and powered by F1-derived 4.5-litre Lampredi V12 with 300 hp. Unlike most of its peers, it didn’t receive the track-driven Pinin Farina bodywork, but was sent to Turin and coachbuilt by Ghia as one of the nine road-going coupes. 0476 AM was the only road going Ferrari 375 MM Speciale built by Ghia, and the very last prancing horse bodied by the company. With orange and black two-tone livery outside, the interior is matching up equally with dual tone door trim and leather seats. It may not be as pure or as elegant as other Ferraris, but surely it could be one of the most special ones. RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale will be held on 15-17 August.