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Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT - Gigi Villoresi - Franco Cornacchia - dnf

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT - Gigi Villoresi - Franco Cornacchia - dnf

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT - Phil Hill - Richie Ginther - dnf

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT - Phil Hill - Richie Ginther - dnf

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0222AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0224AT - Luigi Chinetti - Jean Lucas - 3rd OA

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0224AT - Luigi Chinetti - Jean Lucas - 3rd OA

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0224AT - Luigi Chinetti - Jean Lucas - 3rd OA

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0224AT - Luigi Chinetti - Jean Lucas - 3rd OA

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0224AT - MM r#637 - Eugenio Castelotti - Ivo Regosa - dnf

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0224AT - MM r#637 - Eugenio Castelotti - Ivo Regosa - dnf

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT - Ascari - Scotuzzi

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT - Ascari - Scotuzzi

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT - Ascari - Scotuzzi

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT - Ascari - Scotuzzi

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0226AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spider s/n 0228AT

 

The success in the 1951 Carrera Panamericana convinced Enzo Ferrari to create this car. Only four examples were build by Vignale. To beat the competition a 5th gear was added and new cylinder head with quadruple carburettors to boost the already impressive power output to 280 bhp. The rear axle and transmission were strengthened.

A Total of 4 were build, 3 Berlinettas ... 0222AT, 0224AT, 0226AT and 1 Spyder 0228AT 

» Ferrari 340 Mexico Register

0222AT was a Vignale Berlinetta, delivered to Allen Guiberson, Dallas, TX, USA via Chinetti. It was entered in the Carrera Panamericana twice. In 1952 Gigi Villoresi and Franco Cornacchia retired, as well as Phil Hill and Richie Ginther in 1953.

0224AT was a Vignale Berlinetta, delivered Franco Cornacchia, Milano, Italy.
Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas finished the 1952 Carrera Panamericana in 3rd position. It was later raced in the 1953 Mille Miglia, the 12h Reims and the 12h Pescara race by Eugenio Castellotti, Luigi Chinetti and Giovanni Bracco.

0226AT was a Vignale Berlinetta, Alberto Ascari raced it in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana.

0228AT was a Vignale Spyder, sold to Bill Spear from Westport, CT, USA. It was white with blue bonnet and boot lid. Spear cared it in many 1953 events with great success.

Technical Specifications

Engine

Type - Construction Number

340

Designer

Lampredi

Type

V-12

Bore x Stroke

80.0 x 68

Displacement

4101cc

Compression Ratio

8.0:1

Layout

Single overhead Camshaft

Drive

Chain

Cam Followers

Finger

Valve Design

Inclined

No. of Valves

2

Values Springs

Hairpin

No. of Spark Plugs/Cylinder

1

Ignition

2 Distributors

No. of Carburetors

3

Type of Carburetors

40 DCF/3

Bhp @ rpm

280 Bhp @ 6600rpm

Top speed

280 km/h

Drive Train

Clutch

Multi dry plate

Transmission - No. of Gears

5-Speed & reverse

Transmission - Type

Non synchro

Transmission - Location

With engine

Axle Ration

4.40, 4.90, 5.40:1

Chassis

Type

340

Chassis

Welded Tube

Frame

Ladder Type

Wheelbase

2600

Track Front

1278

Track Rear

1250

Suspension Front

Independent

Double wishbones

Springs Transverse leaf Suspension

Suspension Rear

Rigid axle

Springs Longitudinal semi elliptic leaf springs

Shocks

Houdaille

Brakes

Drum

Front Wheels

Borrani

Rear Wheels

Borrani

Front Tires

6.00 x 16

Rear Tires

6.50 x 16

General

Body Designer

Body builder

Vignale

Length Overall

Width

Height

Curb Weight

kg 950