The Ferrari 340
The Ferrari 340 Mexico was built to compete in the Carrera Panamericana.
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It rumbled out of the workshop in 1952, its name signifying the target venue,
“The perfect analogy is they were like two people playing double’s tennis,” explained Franco Gavina, a friend to both men. “It was two people working together as a team, where they almost instinctively knew what the other was thinking and what they would do.”
Just four Ferrari 340
The Ferrari 340 Mexico featured the most extravagant coachwork to date for Ferrari.
The spyder was not entered in the race, leaving the three coupes to carry Ferrari’s banner. One crashed on the first leg. A second lost its transmission during day three. The last, driven by Jean Lucas and three-time
Interestingly, it was the spyder that went on to have the longest competition career. Research by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini showed the car being raced in
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