Ferrari 340 America


0126A 1951/jun
Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta Le Mans Touring, RHD 
Bianco tetratema VM8500 / nero 
dry sump 
Touring body no. 3569
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
1951/jul/07 - Ing. Tomaso Sebastiani, Roma, I PH89 p15
"Roma 154934" (I)
FA3 p77
1952-54 - returned to factory to be repaired and revised some seventeen times
1954 - Sydney Chaplin, CH  
1955/may/18 - Marchese Carlo Pottino, Palermo, I
1957 - traded to Inigo Bernabei, Roma, I for a new Ferrari
1958 - sold to USA via Bernabei  
1958 - ..............., USA
196./early - fitted with an Chevy V8 engine  
196. - ..............., USA (US Naval officer who took it to Guantanamo, Cuba)
1970 - located on the Naval Stations at Guantanamo, Cuba
1970 - Naval officer killed in Vietnam
1970-76 - stored in a barn in Washington, NC, USA
1976 - Peter Pheil, Atlanta, GA, USA "LXD 368 (GA)"
1976 - restored and repainted red
1976 - replaced with engine and transmission from 3683GT (250 GT PF Cab. S2), standard 4-speed manual gearbox installed  
1986/may/01-04 Mille Miglia Peter Pheil /
1986 - Toby Bean, Atlanta, GA, USA
1987/may/21-24 dnf Mille Miglia Toby Bean /
Dr. Charles Molder
1987/may/26 - Christie's Monaco auction
Sold $169.700.- - red/black
1988 - Massimo Colombo, MC  
1988 - a 340 engine was built up at Bosato in Torino, using the original engine block s/n 0126A, fitted with new cylinder heads manufactured by Nuova Lunelli in Modena. A period correct type 5 speed competition gearbox was also installed.
Where did the original block come from ? (based on info from Tillack)
FOC 90 p18 
1988/dec/03 - ? - Finarte Modena Auction
1989/dec/07 - Sold to John Maher by Mike Sheehan's EAS, Costa Mesa, CA, USA;  Maher put down a $175,000 deposit and "walked" from the deal as the market dropped but eventaully cashed it out..
1991/may/02-05 Mille Miglia  Massimo Colombo /
John Maher
#159 C64 p22 "81971 B2"
199. - Nakajima, J
1992/may/21-24 Mille Miglia Ikusawa /
1994 - maybe the block from engine was used 0321EU (250 Europa), see above  
1994 - Rodolfo Junco de la Vega, MEX  
1994/aug/24 International Ferrari Concours, Monterey, class 30 Rodolfo Junco de la Vega
1994/aug/26-28 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Rodolfo Junco de la Vega
1995 - Steve Tillack, Redondo Beach, CA, USA  
1995/aug/19-20 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Steve Tillack
1997/apr/19 Rodeo Drive Concours Steve Tillack
1997/may/01-03 Mille Miglia Steve Tillack /
#274 "BLP 185 (NH)"
1998/may/14-17   Mille Miglia Steve Tillack #269  
2000/jan/21 dns Ferrari Historic Challenge, Moroso Park race 1 Steve Tillack #26 "291 H" (CA, USA)
2000/may/25-28 Mille Miglia  Steve Tillack /
Pablo Gonzales
2000/jun/17 43rd OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Le Mans Steve Tillack #130
2000/aug/04-06 Ferrari
2000/nov/20 - Christie's London Auction
Not Sold highbid PDS. 520,000.-
"291 H" (CA, USA)
Per ScM: Red/black. Odo: 6,157 km. Those expecting the catalog cover car to be superbly presented were disappointed. Tatty door apertures. Acceptable wear to seats with spare wheel behind them filling rest of cockpit. Go-faster shop lace-up steering wheel glove. Grey painted dash correct.
2001/jan/20 - Brooks Palm Beach Auction
Not Sold highbid $480,000.-
2001/may/20 Palos Verdes Concours Steve Tillack
2001/may/31-jun/02 FCA Annual Meet, Concours, Dallas Steve Tillack "291 H" (CA, USA)
2002/mar - offered by Fantasy Junction, Berkeley, CA, USA asking $675,000.-
2002/may - Oleson Family Trust, Orinda, CA, USA - paid $575,000.-
2004/feb - offered by Fantasy Junction, Berkeley, CA, USA
2005/aug/20 - RM's Monterey Sports Car auction
Lot 273 -
Sold $973,500
2005/aug/20 - ..................., USA
2009/jan/24 Silver XVIII. Cavallino Classic, class 1 Jeffrey L. Moore "291 H" (CA, USA)
2009 - offered by DriverSource, Houston, TX, USA
2009/nov - Donald Murray, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
2010/aug/13 The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Carmel Valley Donald & Carol Murray "291 H" (CA, USA)
2019/aug/18   Ferrari Concours
Pebble Beach
2023/aug/19   Ferrari Concours
Pebble Beach
    "4 64166A"




Compared with the unmolested sister car, 0122A, it appears that the lines of 0126A - especially the rear section - look strange. What rear lights did they use for restoration ???





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