Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Vignale

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375 America Coupe by Vignale





Within the Ferrari road car lineup there existed a strict model hierarchy. Beginning in 1950, the powerful, limited production gran turismos given the name “America” sat at its very top. The Ferrari 375 America, introduced for 1953, continued the burgeoning tradition established by 340 America in 1951, followed by the 342 America in 1952. While its chassis and suspension shared much in common with the 250 Europa GT, under the hood was a racing-derived 4.5-liter Lampredi V-12. It produced an estimated 296 horsepower, which was sent to the rear axle via a four-speed gearbox. It was one of the fastest roadgoing automobiles in the world, and among the most exclusive: Just 11 Coupes and 1 Cabriolet were built, each wearing hand-crafted coachwork.

Pinin Farina was responsible for 8 cars; these made good use of the balanced, uncluttered, and relatively restrained lines for which the coachbuilder is well-known (a notable exception being the distinctively styled 375 America Coupe Speciale created by Pinin Farina for automotive titan Gianni Agnelli). Yet for clients seeking something a bit different, three 375 America Coupe chassis were dispatched to receive special treatment from Turin’s Carrozzeria Vignale were designed by Giovanni Michelotti. Of these, two sister cars received the latest, most futuristic bodywork.

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