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  1. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

  2. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

  3. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

  4. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

  5. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

  6. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina - sold for €2,184,000

  7. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina - sold for €2,184,000

  8. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - sold for €1,114,400

  9. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - sold for €1,114,400

  10. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti - sold for €1,120,000

  11. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti - sold for €1,120,000

  12. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 2004 Ferrari Enzo - sold for €1,069,600

  13. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 2004 Ferrari Enzo - sold for €1,069,600

  14. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta by Scaglietti - sold for €974,400

  15. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta by Scaglietti - sold for €974,400

  16. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO by Scaglietti - sold for €963,200

  17. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO by Scaglietti - sold for €963,200

  18. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 2010 Ferrari 599XX - sold for €918,400

  19. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 2010 Ferrari 599XX - sold for €918,400

  20. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina - sold for €795,200

  21. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina - sold for €795,200

  22. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1989 Ferrari F40 - sold for €470,400

  23. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1989 Ferrari F40 - sold for €470,400

  24. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 - sold for €425,600

  25. Do bear with us, because far from being yet Another Ferrari That Sold For Millions At An Auction, this one is rather special. Yes, it was disqualified from Le Mans and registered a DNF at Spa in 1953, but it still managed a 1st placed finish at the 12 Hours of Pescara and Circuit of Guadeloupe later that year, and helped Ferrari take the 1953 manufacturer’s championship.

    Oh, and it was driven by no less than three Formula One world champions: Mike Hawthorn (1958 champion), Alberto Ascari (1952/1953 champ) and Pininfarina’s nephew Nino Farina, who was the first ever Formula One world champion (1950).

    Just last weekend, in Italy, this Ferrari 340/375 MM sold for an astonishing £8.4m - €9,856,000. Woah.

    It was part of a spectacular sale totalling upwards of €27m, and is a very special bit of machinery. Originally built with a 4.1-litre V12 - later bored out to 4.5 - it started out with those disappointments in the racing season. But, it came back at Pescara as mentioned, and was one of five Ferraris entered into the Carrera Panamericana - where Enzo showcased the 375s to an American audience.

    During that race, we’re told Umberto Maglioli’s 375 lost a rear wheel, so he hopped into the 375 above, hauled it into 6th place and managed to record an average speed of 138mph for 223 miles, setting a public road stage record that apparently hasn’t been broken since. That’s quite indecently quick.

    This particular 340/375 then led a charmed life following the ‘53 racing season, moving from the States to Blighty, and has been restored and showcased at numerous events. It now wears the same livery as it did at Le Mans all those years ago.

    RM Auctions hosted the sale, and told us this 340/375 MM is the “only known Ferrari works racing car to have been driven by three world champions”, so the lucky owner will share buttock space with proper F1 legends. Sweaty buttock space, probably, considering the car’s racing provenance.

    Elsewhere in the sale you’ll find the usual - but lovely - suspects: Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 300 SL, 599XX, 250 GT and a Miura. Have a click through the gallery and let us know your favourite in the handy space below.

    Vijay Pattni

    Pictured: 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 - sold for €425,600

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