Extract from Bonhams Car Description in 2013
A coupe Gran Sport Michelotti bialbero (engine is #1297)
This car was the first of 10 750 Gran Sport Berlinettas imported into the United States by Ernie McAfee, the legendary sports car racer and California Italian car guru. It sufficiently impressed the editors of Road & Track when they road-tested this very car for their August 1954 issue.
Having spent most of its life in California, the 750 was exported to the Netherlands by the late Raymond Milo in 2005. Following a nut-and-bolt restoration, it was repatriated to the United States in 2010 to join a distinguished collection of sports cars in the American Southwest. More recently, it has become part of the collection of legendary American racing driver Skip Barber, from whose stable it is proudly offered here today.
Finished in its correct original colors of red and black, this fine Moretti has black leather seats and deep grey carpeting. The engine, originally from the Gran Sport Barchetta chassis 1294, was completely rebuilt and nicely detailed in previous ownership. In a recent conversation with RM Sotheby’s, Mr. Barber stated that the engine presently runs very well and that a leak-down and compression check by Dominick’s European Car Repair in White Plains, New York, as part of a general sorting, showed very good numbers.