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Left Hand Drive Barchetta??

Fellow Historians,

At the La Jolla Concours last week-end I saw a Touring bodied Barchetta purported to be a 340
Superleggara Barchetta, but it was in LEFT HAND DRIVE !!

My references show no LHD Barchettas whether they be 166, 212,195 or 340 bodied by Touring.

Was such a car ever made originally?
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Fellow Historians,

At the La Jolla Concours last week-end I saw a Touring bodied Barchetta purported to be a 340
Superleggara Barchetta, but it was in LEFT HAND DRIVE !!

My references show no LHD Barchettas whether they be 166, 212,195 or 340 bodied by Touring.

Was such a car ever made originally?
I think 0253EU a Touring-bodied 212 Europa Barchetta is LHD - Petersen museum.
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Maybe----But the car was a customized 4.1 litre 340,(longer wheelbase, longer tail, also leather edging around cockpit)
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I am looking at a pdf of the 2014 Program - list of entrants stargin on p. 44 (can be downloaded at La Jolla Concours D'Elegance). The only Ferrari remotely close to an early 50s barchetta is listed as "Automotive Museum, Petersen - 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Barchetta" I think this would have to be 0253EU. I can't find any pictures online of it from the show; was it dark blue w/ white/creamlight tan leather?
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