For the first time in the event's 64-year history, the prestigious Best In Show honor at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been awarded to a Ferrari. The 1954 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe seen here is owned by car collector Jon Shirley of Medina, WA, and as it turns out, has quite a rich history.

Nevermind the fact that it's currently one of five road-going 375 MMs – this example was ordered by film director Roberto Rossellini, and was actually born as a Pininfarina-bodied competition Spyder. Following an accident, the car's original body wasn't able to be saved, but the chassis was sent to Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena for replacement, and the finished product became the company's first passenger car design for Ferrari.

Following its tenure with Rossellini, the car was owned by Mario Savona of Palermo, and later Charles Robert of Paris. Years later, the car was restored by its current owner in 1995, after being found in an underground garage in a Paris suburb.

In addition to being the first Ferrari to win the Best In Show award, this is the first post-war car to take the top honor since 1968. This Ferrari has quite the robust pedigree, having won many Best In Show awards at several events throughout the 1990s, in addition to the Luigi Chinetti Memorial Award at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours.

Have a look at the winning Ferrari in our gallery from Pebble Beach, above.


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      Krash Kadillak
      • 4 Months Ago

      You couldn't get one shot of the rear?

      Lachmund
      • 4 Months Ago

      what a beauty. yet, seriously?! not one shot from the rear?!

        Stephen Miller
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Lachmund

        There is another collection of photos that includes side and rear views. The car looks great from all angles.

      19nomad56
      • 4 Months Ago

      Exactly. 20 pictures and all from exactly the same angle.

      Much prettier than the 612 Scag, although that is a bit more practical. Not that practicality would be on the top of my list when Ferrari shopping.

      akitadog
      • 4 Months Ago

      Were you all scared to take a photo from the side? From the rear? Anything beyond that shallow 3/4 view? How infuriatingly frustrating.

      Skean
      • 4 Months Ago

      Best use of grey I have seen in a while.

      Brucem
      • 4 Months Ago

      I've been lucky to see this car in person at Mr Shirley personal garage (along with his collection) and it is stunning in every way...so are the rest of his cars! and he drives them on the street.. very nice guy 

      Eggmania
      • 4 Months Ago
      what is this the fourth story on multi-million dollar ferraris in as many days? it's getting obnoxious.