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50s Ferrari fetches £2.6m

  1. 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe

    A rare 1952 Ferrari 340 has sold at auction for a quite astonishing £2.6 million.

    The ‘Mexico Vignale Coupe’ was one of just three 340s built and came from the private collection of Larry Nicklin.

    Ol’ Lars - as he’s not known around these parts - is a former GM designer and co-founder of the Ferrari Club of America, and also offered up a 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe at the Amelie Island sale.

    His old 340 is quite a car too, scoring third place at the 1952 La Carrera Panamericana, and was the most successful of the Ferrari team cars for that race. Nestled in those classic lines is a 4.1-litre V12 with 280bhp, mated to a five-speed gearbox. A fierce bidding war pushed the price half a million up from its £2 million estimate, but it wasn’t the only star on show.

    Click through to check out the highlights from the auction…

  2. 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe

    1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe 

  3. 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe

  4. 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider

    Auction result: $990,000

  5. 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

    Auction result: $935,000

  6. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

    Auction result: $770,000

  7. 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe

    Auction result: $660,000

  8. 1961 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster

    Auction result: $627,000

  9. 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Coupe

    Auction result: $627,000

  10. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 'Low Roof' Berlinetta

    Auction result: $605,000

  11. 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Légère 'Special Sport' Roadster

    Auction result: $522,500

  12. 1964 Porsche 911

    Auction result: $225,500

  13. 1968 Lola T70 MK III GT Coupe

    Auction result: $165,000

  14. 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution

    Auction result: $159,500

  15. 1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII Saloon

    Auction result: $148,500

  16. 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster

    Auction result: $121,000

  17. 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

    Auction result: $104,500

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