The 375 America was introduced in 1953 and a Pinin Farina bodied example was shown at that year's Paris Salon. Built as a successor to the 342 America, The 375 used the new 4.5 L (4,522 cc) "long block" Lampredi designed V12 engine that produced up to 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 6300 rpm, with three Weber 40DCF (or DCZ) carburetors, and allowed it do 0-60 mph in under seven seconds and reach a top speed of almost 160 mph (257.5 kmh). The 375 and later used odd chassis numbering of a road cars, while the 340/342 Americas using even chassis numbering of a race cars. The 375 was expensive and exclusive and was only built from late 1953 through 1954. 12 cars were made, with ten being original 375s and two being 250 Europa's that were subsequently converted to 375 specifications (the 250 Europa and 375 had a nearly identical wheelbase, chassis and mechanicals). The majority of 375s had either three or five-window coupe bodies by Pinin Farina, though Vignale bodied around three Coupés and one convertible.
BBR models is an Italian producer of high-quality model cars.
The brand is known for the very detailed, innovative and high-quality finish models. BBR Models is one of the few producers that still produces in Europe. They also have production in China, but the models from the "Made in Italy" series are produced entirely in Italy. BBR also has a patent on plexiglass showcases made from one piece, where the other producers build plexiglass showcases from several parts glued together. Through the years, BBR Models has established itself as a leading company in the market for special limited production and handmade model cars: a success story developed over time, founded on the unique quality of our products and a commitment to constant research, continuously following the latest innovations on the international automobile scene for highway and competition vehicles.
Vast experience in the research and design of extremely innovative solutions and processes, whilst remaining true to the spirit of handcrafting, represents the perfect union for the creation of exclusive models, designed especially for enthusiasts seeking one off pieces.
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