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Pininfarina Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Speciale (#0456AM) 1954
Pininfarina Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Speciale (#0456AM) 1954
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Pininfarina Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Speciale 1954

Ferrari 375 MM, was a race car produced by Ferrari in 1953 and 1954. It was named "375" for the per-cylinder displacement in the 4.5 L V12 engine, and the "MM" stood for the Mille Miglia race. The engine was based on its Ferrari 375 F1 counterpart, but with shorter stroke and bigger bore. The first prototype was a Vignale Spyder and three next cars were Pinin Farina Berlinettas, all converted from Ferrari 340 MM. Perhaps the most known 375 MM is this "Ingrid Bergman" version.

First shown at the 1954 Paris Auto Salon, this 375 MM is fitted with a one-off body designed and constructed by Pinin Farina. Among its most striking features are the rotating headlights and the fins on the rear fenders. 

It was believed to have been ordered by / for Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, and even though she never took delivery of the car, chassis 0456AM is still commonly referred to as the 'Bergman Coupe' or "Dono d'amore" (Italian: Gift of love). Her husband, director Roberto Rossellini, did briefly own the car before it was sold to the United States.

The Bergman 375 MM was bought and restored by the Microsoft executive Jon Shirley and the restoration specialist Butch Dennison. It later became the first postwar Ferrari to win Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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