1951-1952, 22 produced.
An elegant range of fast touring cars the 340 America started off the line in 1951. All three models used the V12 engine in 4102cc and 4522cc formats. Power and performance was excellent, power upwards of 200bhp.
Produced in a range of different body styles including open and closed coupes. The last 375 Americas were produced in 1955, in total only 40 or so cars were made from 1951-1955.
|4102cc||V12 DOHC||Ferrari V12 DOHC||80mm x 68mm|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|237||Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta||RM Auctions||19 Aug 2011||$3685000.00||-|
|153||Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe||RM Auctions||12 Mar 2011||$4290000.00||-|
|088||Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta (1951)||Christies||19 Aug 2001||-||£391000.00|
|244||Ferrari 857S 212 Inter Berlinetta (1952)||Bonhams & Brooks||18 Aug 2001||Not sold|
|134||Ferrari 500/625 Grand Prix F1 (1952)||Bonhams & Brooks||19 Dec 2000||-||£1048500.00|
|190||Ferrari 340 America Superleggera Berlinetta (1951)||Christies||20 Nov 2000||Not sold|
|054||Ferrari 340 Mexico (1952)||Christies||29 Aug 1999||-||$1377500.00|
|Unknown||Ferrari 340 America (1952)||RM Auctions||20 Mar 1999||-||£250800.00|
|623||Ferrari 857S 225S (1952)||Brooks||5 May 1997||Not sold|
|250||Ferrari 857S 212 (1951)||Brooks||2 Dec 1994||Not sold|
Baptism of fire
|Publication||Classic Cars December 2008|
|Baptism of fire- For an elegant saloon handbuilt in one of Italy's finest carrozzerias, a gruelling 2000-mile Mexican road race was a brutal rite of passage, Discover how this 1951 Ferrari 340 America coped then and now.|
Classic Cars June 2001 pg 72
|Publication||Classic Cars June 2001|
|Ferrari 365 California. We drive the Ferrari that was bought by people for whom most of Maranello's cars were just too common.|
Power Blessing - Ferrari 340 America
|Publication||Octane March 2004|
Power Blessing - Ferrari 340 America. When Ferrari felt that its cars were losing out due to lack of power, a new range of 'long-block' V12 cars was introduced. This 340 America was one of the first, and was factory compaigned in the Mille Miglia and at Le Mans.