Ferrari 275 S/340 America Spider Scaglietti s/n 0030MT
The 275 Sport model was only produced in two examples, chassis numbers 0030 MT and 0032 MT, both wearing Touring barchetta bodies, and they were subsequently upgraded to 340 engine specifications, i.e. 4.1 litre capacity. They were the first Ferrari sports racing cars to be fitted with the Aurelio Lampredi designed “long block” V12 engine, which had a previously only been used in the monoposto formula cars, like the 375 F1 in which Froilan Gozalez gave Ferrari their first Grand Prix victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July 1951.
Both cars first appeared in the 1950 running of the Mille Miglia, chassis # 0030 MT being driven by Alberto Ascari/Senesio Nicolini, and 0032 MT by Luigi Villoresi/Pasqale Cassani, both cars retired, but not before the latter had led the race. 0032 MT reappeared in the 1951 running, driven by Alberto Ascari/Senesio Nicolini, but once again was a retirement.