Our preoccupation with Ferraris is bordering on obsession here at The Status Life and we’ve always got a particularly soft spot for vintage ones from the golden age of motoring i.e. the 50s and 60s. The guys at RM Sotheby’s have got a prime example of the sort we are besotted with in the shape of this phenomenal looking 1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Cabriolet. Going under the hammer at their Monterrey auction, this glorious steed is a one-off example clothed with exquisite open alloy coachwork by Vignale.
The 1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Cabriolet from RM Sotheby’s is the only cabriolet out of just 12 total 375 America examples built so it will definitely be attracting a lot of interest amongst Ferrari and classic car aficionados out there – we’re looking at you, Seinfeld and Jay Leno. This majestic machine is one of only three big-block cabriolets made with 4.5-litre or larger engines that were built in the 1950s and it is one of the most unique and exclusive machines to have been made available to purchase in 2022.
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A once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most unique and stylish Ferraris to ever hit the market.
This is truly an incredibly rare and elegant example of the roadgoing 375 grand tourer and it’s little wonder that te RM Sotheby’s Monterrey auction sees this 1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Cabriolet as one of the star attractions. According to the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, this 375 America left the Factory finished in black paint over a black interior with a tan soft top. The cabriolet was clothed by Vignale in especially sophisticated all-alloy coachwork that boasts a eye-catching one-piece wraparound windscreen, a hood scoop, and five-gill fender vents with a sweeping bottom character line that extended through the rear fenders.
Still typified by the incredibly rare factory hard top, this exceptional Ferrari is an unusual open-bodied interpretation of the Lampredi-engined grand tourer, as one of just a few cars that occupy the developmental period between the 342 America and the forthcoming Superamerica. A real one of a kind, this extraordinary machine is powered by one of the three largest engines of any Ferrari cabriolet built during the 1950s. It would make the perfect entrant at top-shelf concours d’elegance and driving tours worldwide, offering its next caretaker a completely unique and stirring example of the venerable 375 America.