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Ferrari 342 America

Ferrari 342 America (Italy, 1950-1952)

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The 342 America was introduced to meet the request of potential clients which worried with the competition levels of performance provided by engines that featured in the Ferrari models. To meet the needs of this type of customer, Ferrari introduced the 342 America, a more accommodating four-seater featuring a more flexible engine, a new synchronised 4-speed gearbox and more user-friendly handling.

Together with the 340, the 342 America was the first Ferrari model to be fitted with an Aurelio Lampredi-designed engine.

The Lampredi-designed V12 engines are normally referred to as ‘long’ block, to differentiate them from the original Colombo design. The reason for this appellation was the spacing of the cylinder bore centres on each bank of the engine, which on the Colombo engine was 90 mm, and on the Lampredi engine 108 mm.

The 342 America was produced for a relatively short period during late 1952, with only s...


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342 America Pininfarina Cabriolet
342 America Pininfarina Cabriolet
1952, 4102cc, 200cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Convertible (cabrio)
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342 America Berlinetta Vignale
342 America Berlinetta Vignale
1952, 4102cc, 203cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Convertible (cabrio)
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342 America Coupé Pininfarina
342 America Coupé Pininfarina
1952, 4102cc, 200cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Fixed-head coupé
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342 America Pininfarina Sedan
342 America Pininfarina Sedan
1952, 4102cc, 200cv, Petrol, Saloon (sedan)
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