Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is thrilled to offer one of the rarest automobiles in existence. a 1953 Ferrari 340MM Vignale Spyder. This particular car is a faithful tribute to the original, 4 originals were originally created, each on their own million-dollar cars. this is believed to be the only tribute in existence to the original cars.
The 340 MM was built for the 1953 Mille Miglia which Giannino Marzotto duly won in a Barchetta version with coachwork by Vignale. Marzotto set a new record speed for the race at an average of over 142 km/h. However, the car was quite a handful to drive, thanks in part to its incredible power which very few drivers ever managed to fully exploit. However, Gigi Villoresi was one of the greats who did, roaring to victory in the Giro di Sicilia in the same year. Formula 1 champion Alberto Ascari also contributed to the development of the 340 MM. This car is a tribute specifically to the Chassis: 0280AM.
The third 340 MM constructed and the first one bodied by Vignale. It was one of the factory cars and driven to Mille Miglia success in 1953 by Giannino Marzotto. It also took victory in the Giro di Sicilia in the hands of Luigi Villoresi. It remained in Italy after its retirement and has been in the ownership of the same family since 1964.
This 15-year build recently was completed to the highest quality. Our 340MM is based on a 1977 Ferrari Chassis, tubular in construction, stripped and painted for a like-new appearance. The drivetrain is also 1977 Ferrari, a four-cam, Aluminum 4.8L V12 Colombo engine with 81 mm bore and a 78 mm stroke. Six side-draft duel barrel 38DCOE Weber Carburetors producing 340bhp at 6,500rpm and a screaming ITB intake sound over 7000 RPM. Long tube headers provide great exhaust flow and a distinct Ferrari V12 melody out the quad-tip exhaust. a 5 Speed manual sits comfortably behind the V12, providing the precise driving experience any racing driver would want. The suspension is Fully independent aluminum double-wishbone construction, featuring Strange Coilovers, four-piston disc brakes front and rear. 17" Multispoke wire wheels on BFG radial tires hold her through the corners.
The Body was constructed from scratch, using hand-shaped aluminum skin over a wooden buck, this painstaking process is an art form in itself. a superstructure was created to attach the body to the existing chassis. The Exterior has many complex curves, vents, louvers, and features that only a master craftsman would be able to recreate. Painted in the Classic Ferrari Rosso Corsa, her deep red finish gleams in the sun and looks ready to drive across a concourse. The bottom half is painted silver just like the original 0280AM chassis!
The interior is sparse, but remember, this a racecar from the 1950s! Gorgeous Tan Leather seats for both the driver and codriver, red racing style lap belts, tan leather adorns the transmission tunnel, shifter boot, and door panels! a classy black shift knob, steel-faced pedals, grey painted aluminum interior panels, wood grain Ferrari 3 spoke chrome steering wheel, recreated 340MM gauges, and switches, all make for an authentic experience.
This near one of a kind automobile will be the only one on the road anywhere in the world, she is ready to be taken on a Sunday drive or vintage rally. don't wait to add her to your collection!