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Posted: 25 Aug 2011
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta by Vignale
Sold for £2.2m ($3.68m)
Auction houses across the globe, there are other car manufacturers around, ok? This, yet another Ferrari, is the 280bhp, 4.1-litre V12-engined Mexico, third of just three Mexico Berlinettas built and constructed for the sole purpose of contesting the 1952 Carrera Panamericana.
It had the capability of hitting 60mph in six seconds and a top speed of 174mph, and Top Gear would be mighty interested in discovering how many of those original horses still remained shackled to the V12.
This Mexico was totalled in the 1952 race by Alberto Ascari - who passed nine cars - after he hit some loose stones, lost control and collided with a rocky ledge. The car was subsequently repaired, driven by Caroll Shelby and later won numerous awards for its condition.