Chassis 0116/A is the third of 23 340s and second of eight of the 340 chassis bodied by touring. Under the ownership of WWII bomber ace Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, 0116/A was piloted by Louis-Dreyfus and Louis Chiron during the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans, being one of nine Ferraris entered that year. A Le Mans entry the next year and a few Mille Miglia participations in the ‘90s and early 2000s makes for a car that has lead a nicely varied competitive existence.
A recent restoration back to its original Le Mans competitive condition has made for one of the most desirable period racers on the market. It’s eligible for a variety of historic motoring events and is an exceptional example of the breed. Wouldn’t it be great to see this panel-beaten beauty out on track for Revival?
Images courtesy of RM Sotheby's and the Geoffrey Goddard collection.