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RSS 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus sells for record $18 million at Goodwood

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/timewarp/" rel="tag">Classics</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/auction-action/" rel="tag">Auctions</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ferrari/" rel="tag">Ferrari</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/racing/" rel="tag">Racing</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/1954-ferrari-375-plus-0384-am/"><img alt="1954 Ferrari 375-Plus #0384 AM" data-credit="Bonhams" data-mep="329164" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/398249a0b1059d592c7c9ce90f082d9e/200357257/375PLUS001.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Among all the action at the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/goodwood/">Goodwood Festival of Speed</a> this past weekend, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/bonhams/">Bonhams</a> held its classic car auction, bringing in a massive $38.4 million in sales. And this was undoubtedly the highlight.<br /><br />Bearing the chassis number 0384 AM, this 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus has a storied racing history, competing that year in such events as the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/le+mans/">24 Hours of Le Mans</a>, the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/mille+miglia/">Mille Miglia</a> and the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/silverstone/">Silverstone</a> endurance race, where the late <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/17/jose-froilan-gonzalez-ferraris-first-f1-race-winning-driver-p/">Jos&eacute; Froil&aacute;n Gonzalez</a> drove it to victory. One of only five made, the 375 Plus packed a 4.9-liter V12 with 330 horsepower under aluminum <em>barchetta</em> bodywork by Pininfarina. It was subsequently owned by Kleenex scion Jim Kimberly, trading hands between owners on both sides of the Atlantic and was the subject of a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/17/npr-fight-erupts-over-ownership-of-stolen-1954-ferrari-375-pl/">legal dispute over its ownership</a> four years ago.<br /><br />With the dispute now resolved and after heated competition between two bidders, the Ferrari finally sold for &pound;10.7 million, equivalent to $18.2 million at today's rates and accounting for nearly half of the day's sales totals. Other highlights included a 1902 De Dietrich 16-HP "Paris-Vienna" Rear-Entrance Tonneau and a a '75 <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/lamborghini+countach/">Lamborghini Countach</a>, each of which sold for around $1.7 million - the latter eclipsing the example that Bonhams also <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/09/lamborghini-countach-periscopica-bonhams-record-auction/">recently sold</a> for $1.2 million.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/03/1954-ferrari-375-plus-18-million-record-goodwood-auction/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>1954 Ferrari 375-Plus sells for record $18 million at Goodwood</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/03/1954-ferrari-375-plus-18-million-record-goodwood-auction/">1954 Ferrari 375-Plus sells for record $18 million at Goodwood</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:14:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/03/1954-ferrari-375-plus-18-million-record-goodwood-auction/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20924045/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/03/1954-ferrari-375-plus-18-million-record-goodwood-auction/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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