The 250 MM was first displayed at the Paris Auto Show and was intended purely as a competition machine. It was a slightly updated version of the sole Ferrari 250 Sport which ran to victory at the 1952 Mille Miglia.
At the heart of the 250 MM was a 2953cc V12, which would be used in the very last 250, the 1964 GTO. This engine was a descendant of the very first V12 developed for Ferrari.
Unlike the earlier 225s and the sole 250 Sport which were creations by Vignale, Ferrari chose Pinin Farina for the 1953 competition cars.
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta Pinin Farina 0312MM – sold for $7,260,000 From Fabrizio Violati’s Collezione Maranello Rosso. A race winner in its debut meeting, driven by Phil Hill Front cover car in ‘Road & Track’ July, 1955, issue. Feature story Ferrari in ‘Road & Track’ July, 1965, issue. Defining Pinin Farina body style launched the Ferrari 250GT line. Powerful 3-litre three-carburettor V12 engine. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta – did not sell for €2,150,000 An outstanding 250 MM with original engine and extraordinary history. Successfully raced by Efrain Ruiz Echeverria in 1953 Carrera Panamericana. Best finish by Mexican national in all five years of race. One of only 18 250 MM PF Berlinettas built. Hans Tanner Award for Best Ferrari on the field at Pebble Beach. Restoration by marque specialists. Auction Source: RM 2011 Villa d’Este Auction