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General data  
Year/s of production 1950
VINs 0030 MT and 0032 MT
Number produced 2
Design Touring
Manufactured by Touring and Scaglietti
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame, oval cross section, welded cross beams (crosswise)
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase 275 Sport: 2250 mm 340 America: 2420 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double a-arms, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Rear suspension Rigid axle, longitudinal leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front tyres 5.50 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Rear tyres 5.50 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Kerb weight Approx. 800 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Barchetta – two seats
   
Engine  
Type 100 – Lampredi front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 275 Sport: 3322,3 ccm 340 America: 4101,66 ccm
Bore and stroke 275 Sport: 72 x 68 mm 340 America: 80 x 68 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 8:1
Ignition Magneto ignition
Lubrication Forced feed lubrication
Maximum power 275 Sport: Approx. 220 hp – 6.000 rpm 340 America: Approx. 230 hp – 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque
Carburettor 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 40 DCF
Gearbox 4 or 5 gears + rev.
   
Performance  
Top speed over 200 km/h

 

Good to know:

Competed as 275 S Barchetta Touring:

  • S/N 0030 MT: Mille Miglia 1950, no 728, race driver: Alberto Ascari/S. Nicolini, retired
  • S/N 0032 MT: Mille Miglia 1950, no 731, race driver: Luigi Villoresi/P. Cassani, retired

Competed as 340 America Barchetta Touring:

  • S/N 0030 MT: Mille Miglia 1951, no 411, race driver: Vittorio Marzotto/O. Marchetto, retired
  • S/N 0032 MT: Mille Miglia 1951, no 416, race driver: Alberto Ascari/S. Nicolini, retired

Competed as 340 America Spyder Fontana:

  • S/N 0030 MT: Mille Miglia 1952, no 605, race driver: G. Comotti/O. Ronchi, retired

The different bodys of S/N 0030 MT:

  • 1950: 275 Sport Barchetta Touring
  • Middle of 1950: 340 America Barchetta Touring – body modified, wheelbase extended
  • Middle of1951: 340 America Spyder Fontana
  • April 1952: Modified Fontana body
  • Beginning of 1954 until now: 340 America Spyder Scaglietti

 

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