1954 Ferrari 375-Plus auctioned at Goodwood for $18.2 million

Article by Christian A., on July 5, 2014

Last weekend, during the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bonhams also held its classic car auctions and announced that it obtained an impressive $38.4 million in sales. The 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus (chassis number 0384) was the king of the auction as it was sold for $18.2 million.

For those who don’t know, the 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus was driven by Jose Froilan Gonzalez when it obtained the victory at the Silverstone endurance race. Still, the Italian barchetta also competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as Mille Miglia.

This vehicle it is very rare, as only five units were ever built, each powered by a 4.9-liter V12 engine that delivers 330 hp. The vehicle was designed by the Italian company Pininfarina.

The 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus was not the only vehicle that made a buzz at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale as a 1902 De Dietrich was also sold for $1.7 million, while a 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Pericopio’ Coupe fetched $1.6 million.

Bonhams and Goodwood racing car historian Doug Nye, said: "This Sale has offered a phenomenal range of really special and important cars with their various classes. Above all, each of the prime cars offered has links with some of the greatest racing drivers of all time. Names like Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees and so many more. It's always a pleasure to see new owners' delight as the gavel falls. After all, they're winners too." [source: Bonhams]

Topics: classic car, auction

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