Ferrari 340 America
The American market was growing with every year showing great potential for the Maranello marque.
In fact, this model, which was actually based directly on the 340 F1, which was created specifically to meet the demands of the new breed of owner.
The V12 was designed by Aurelio Lampredi, the first model, designed by Touring, had lines reminiscent of those of the 166 Barchetta.
Interesting versions were also produced by Ghia and Vignale, however, and it was with a Vignale Berlinetta, that Gigi Villoresi won the 1951 Mille Miglia.
Ferrari 340 America Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1950
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||80 x 68 mm|
|unitary displacement||341.80 cc|
|total displacement||4101.66 cc|
|compression ratio||8 : 1|
|maximum power||162 kW (220 hp) at 6000 rpm|
|power per litre||54 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||three Weber 40 DCF carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two coils|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers|
|rear suspension||live axle, semi-elliptic springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and sector|
|fuel tank||capacity 135 litres|
|front tyres||6.40 x 15|
|rear tyres||6.40 x 15|
|type||spider, berlinetta, coupé, 2+2 or two-seater|
|front track||1278 mm|
|rear track||1250 mm|
|weight||900 kg (dry, berlinetta)|
|top speed||240 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
Ferrari 340 America Valuations
In 2016 a 340 America sold for nearly $9 Million, like most Ferrari’s of this caliber the sale of these models come up rarely and values are always increasing!