Well documented by foremost marque expert Marcel Massini, number 0196A was a Ferrari works team entry
in the 1952 Mille Miglia, driven by Piero Taruffi, raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Louis Rosier, and
campaigned in that year’s Targa Florio, Grand Prix of Bern, Pescara 12 Hours, Maloja-Saint Moritz Hill Climb,
Grand Prix of Bari and more.
Just one of five original specification cars built by Carrozzeria Vignale and only one of three uprated to factory
team specifications – enjoying nearly 40 more horsepower than its siblings, s/n 0196A features many
authentic distinctions that set it apart, such as the specially integrated air intakes, portholes and brake vents
on the body, as well as its 340 MM performance specifications.
After its Scuderia Ferrari racing career, the car went back to both the Ferrari and the Vignale factories and
was fitted with a bespoke coupé body for delivery to its first private owner. Subsequently rebodied back into
its original racing form, s/n 0196A is an exceptional and important car representing Ferrari’s early efforts on
the road to world domination.
Not only has this historic sports racer competed in period in some of the world’s greatest motor races, but it
has also participated in the Mille Miglia Storica, Monterey Historic Races and Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
The gorgeous open-top Spider configuration and powerful Lampredi V12 4.1-liter engine ensure an exhilarating
ride in what surely must be one of the most attractive if not practical early Ferrari factory team cars extant.
Truly a car of distinction, and representing a very uncommon opportunity for connoisseurs, Enzo’s 340
America Vignale Spider will be offered by Bonhams on January 19th at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in
Together with many other cars of note, such as a highly original 1964 Porsche 904 GTS and exquisite 1966
Ferrari 275 GTB, to name just a couple, Bonhams is accepting limited entries for this world renowned winter
With limited space, owners considering selling a special motorcar of any era are encouraged to contact
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