1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina Berlinetta
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  • 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pininfarina Berlinetta

  • Nick Mason and Holly Mason Franchitti

  • 2015 Goodwood Revival

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  • Sometimes its the smaller details that make a car really stand out, and on this 250 MM it was hard to miss the scripting that adorned the car.

    This Ferrari (S/N 0352MM) was originally purchased as a replacement for a Ferrari 212 Europa Vignale Coupe (S/N 0239EU) that had an unfortunate accident during the 1952 Carrera Panamericana. When this car was bought, it's chassis was re-stamped with the 212's S/N so that it could be imported into Mexico without having to pay duty (the owner Efrain Ruiz Echeverria was Mexican).

    This 250 MM was then entered into the 1953 Carrera Panamericana where it placed 7th overall.

    In its lifetime, S/N 0352MM has been restored no less than 3 times, in 1976, 1978 and then in 1994.

    In 2011, Nick Mason (of Pink Floyd fame) purchased the car, and subsequently had it shown at Pebble Beach concours (2013) where it was placed 3rd in class.

    When taking this shot, it was hard to know where to focus, the intricate details and scripting made it hard to choose, but in the end this bonnet shot showing the straps and the 'No Hay Dos' writing won out - from what google can tell me, 'No Hay Dos' translates to 'No 2' which I assume is the point given the number 2 in red.