Model: 340 America
Offered at: POA
This car is a 1952 Ferrari 340 America 0202A, of which just 24 were built. This is one of two that is the berlinetta styled body by Vignale.
It also raced at the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fifth overall thanks to the efforts of Andre Simon and Lucien Vincent. After it was done racing in Europe, the car made its way to the United States via importer Luigi Chinetti and extensively raced here throughout the 1950s. Collecting Ferraris hadn’t become a thing yet, so there were more modifications made to this 340 America during its life. Following an accident, the car’s original Vignale body was replaced with a custom body resembling a 1956 Bangert Manta Ray. However, this body ended up being damaged later while the car was in transport, so a fiberglass body borrowed from a Devin Spider was fitted. In 1963, the car was titled in Salt Lake City after which it fell off the radar for several decades.
In 2015 the current owners commissioned Ferrari’s own classic car department, Ferrari Classiche, to bring it back to its former glory. This included reuniting the original 4.1-liter V-12 with the chassis, and crafting a new body matching the original Vignale design and painted in a period-correct French Racing Blue. In 2019 the car made its first public debut Casa Ferrari at Pebble Beach, and is now being offered for your consideration.