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Ferrari 375 Plus Does Well at Bonhams

Bonhams’ annual auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale saw spectacular results, with the “Fearsome Four-Nine” Ferrari 375 Plus, s/n 0384 AM, being battled out between bidders, with the hammer finally falling at £10.7 million ($18.2 million USD).

This was the car that had contested ownership for a decade, with court battles never to end, until Bonhams stepped in with a solution – simply auction the car and divide the proceeds. (See Cavallino201, pages 20 to 23.) Both parties signed off, as did the courts, and now the car has a new home and two happy previous owners.

Robert Brooks, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said: “We’ve had a truly diverse range of spectacular motor cars at our Sale this year, causing great excitement in the sale room for both spectator and bidder alike, and achieving an outstanding result.”

“With a total of £22.6 million ($38.4 million USD) worth sold in four hours, it’s been another fantastic Festival of Speed for Bonhams.”

Image is of the 375 Plus (above) #3 at Le Mans in 1954 where it was driven by Paolo Marzotto and Umberto Maglioli.