375MM PininFarina Spyder to make its return to Nassau after 57 years

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Featured, News, Portfolio | 0 comments

375MM PininFarina Spyder to make its return to Nassau after 57 years

The only remaining 375MM PininFarina Spyder still in original, unrestored condition will make its return to Nassau from the USA in 2012 after a 57 year absence.

Last seen here in 1955, this fabulous car was campaigned in the original Nassau Speed Weeks in the Governor’s Trophy and the Ferrari Race, driven by Duncan Black. Its extensive race history in the USA began with the 1954 Sebring 12 Hours at Sebring, in the hands of Bill Spears and America’s first World Champion, Phil Hill. Its final race was at Watkins Glen with Ian Gun, after which it was parked up in a barn, where it remained for nearly 40 years. Two years ago, after Ian’s death, the car was acquired by it’s current Austrian owner who has had it ‘simply’ recommissioned, avowing to preserve the car’s complete originality. Fortunately for us, he also believes the car should be used and seen rather than locked away in a private collection. After all, half of the enjoyment of this car comes from hearing the glorious sound emanating from its four tail-pipes!

We very much look forward to welcoming this unique and iconic car back to the Bahamas in November.