A gorgeous 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named the Best of the Show at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, the Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was the first postwar car to take the award at the Pebble Beach event in nearly 50 years. It also happened to be the first Ferrari to ever win the prestigious prize at Pebble Beach.
“This is a road-going Ferrari, and it has had quite the famous life having been designed by Sergio Scaglietti for Roberto Rossellini,” said Chairman Sandra Button. “Its design was also trend-setting. So it is fitting that this is our first postwar winner in many years.” The last postwar car to be named Best of Show was a 1964 Maserati Mistral Coupé, which topped contenders back in 1968.
“I just hope it means that some more will have the chance to do the same thing, said Shirley, the owner of the car. “There are some wonderful coachbuilt postwar cars, and I think the owners should bring them here and try for the Best. I’ve won Best of Show before but this was really a special thrill to do it with this car.”
Shirley has previously won in 2008 with a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta.
With a total of 216 cars and motorcycle showcase this year at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the event raised an outstanding $1,677,445 for charity.
Ferrari at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: