This 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta by Scaglietti is being offered for Auction at the RM Auctions’s Monterey event that is running on May 14/15, 2015.
From the lot listing for this Ferrari Race Car for sale:
Chassis 0030 MT, born as one of only two 275S barchettas built, is a landmark Ferrari for a number of reasons. The car, which was originally bodied by Carrozzeria Touring, became the first Lampredi-engined Ferrari sports racer. As such, Ferrari gave this 275S and its new powerplant a trial by fire. Following testing around Maranello, 0030 MT travelled to Brescia, where it participated in one of the most grueling competitions in motorsport: the 1950 Mille Miglia.
Even with the legendary Alberto Ascari behind the wheel, along with Senesio Nicolini navigating, the pair failed to finish. However, this would not deter the Scuderia, and the 275S returned to Maranello, where it was upgraded to 340 America 4.1-liter V-12 specifications. During this time the Ferrari was also shown at the 1950 Salon de l’Automobile at the Grand Palais in Paris.
After its display, 0030 MT was purchased by Scuderia Marzotto, who continued to race the Ferrari throughout Italy, including twice more at the Mille Miglia in 1951 and 1952, as well as the Targa Florio.
The big new Lampredi engine got its first outing in the 275 S sports car at 3322 cc. Two models were built with Touring barchetta bodies and took part in the Mille Miglia held in April 1950.
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PRICE: Auction Estimate – N/A – I would think this is a 7 possibly 8 figure car.
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