1953 Ferrari 340 MM

1953 Ferrari 340 MM

1953 Ferrari 340 MM

After the 340 Mexico came Ferrari’s 340 MM which helped Giannino Marzotto and Marco Crosara win the 1953 Mille Miglia. They were piloting chassis 0280AM, a red 340 MM with race number 547.

Under the hood different carburetion helped the 340 achieve 300 hp, some 20 more than its Mexico counterpart.

Ferrari sold two 340 MMs to North America with blue and white-painted Vignale bodywork: Sterling Edwards received 0350AM while Bill Spear raced 0324AM. Edwards won four races outright on the west coast in one year and received a rare congratulations from Enzo Ferrari; typically Ferrari didn’t correspond directly with private American drivers.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atMaranello, Italy
price $$ 18,000
valvetrainSOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement4101 cc / 250.3 in³
bore80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke68 mm / 2.68 in
power223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6600 rpm
specific output73.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight352.94 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsFront Engine
front brakesHydraulic Drums
rear brakesHydraulic Drums
front wheelsF 40.6 x 12.7 cm / 16.0 x 5.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 14.0 cm / 16.0 x 5.5 in
steeringWorm & Wheel
curb weight850 kg / 1874 lbs
wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track1325 mm / 52.2 in
rear track1320 mm / 52.0 in
length4102 mm / 161.5 in
width1651 mm / 65.0 in
height1130 mm / 44.5 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~280 kph / 174.0 mph

Auction Sales History

1953 Ferrari 340 MM
1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spider 0350AM – An Important Ferrari Competition Car. The Last of 10 Ferrari 340 MMs Built. Exceptionally Stylish Vignale Coachwork. A Significant Racing History Including Wins at Pebble Beach, Palm Springs and Seafair. Known, Continuous Ownership Chain from New. Part of the Sherman M. Wolf Collection for 28 Years. Successful Mille Miglia Storica and Colorado Grand Participant. Accompanied by Unrestored, Matching-Numbers Engine. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company