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General data  
Year/s of production 1953
VIN span 0244 M – 0346 M
Number produced 13
Design Alfredo Vignale, Pinin Farina, Ferrari
Manufactured by Alfredo Vignale, Pinin Farina, Ferrari
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 166/53 – Steel tubular frame, oval cross section, cross beams (crosswise)
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase 2250 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double a-arms, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Rear suspension Rigid axle, longitudinal leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front tyres 5.90 x 15 in. or 6.40 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Rear tyres 5.90 x 15 in. or 6.40 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Kerb weight Approx. 650 – 800 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Spyder, Coupé or Berlinetta – in each case with two seats
   
Engine  
Type 166/53 – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 1995,02 ccm
Bore and stroke 60 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 overhead per cylinder bank
Compression ratio 9,5:1
Ignition Magneto ignition, 2 ignition distributors
Lubrication Forced feed lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 160 hp – 7.200 rpm
Maximum torque
Carburettor 3 Weber quadruple carburettors, type 32 IF/4C
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
   
Performance  
Top speed Approx. 220 km/h
   
VINs  
  Vignale Spyder: 0266 M, 0278 M, 0290 M, 0314 M, 0328 M, 0342 M
  Vignale Berlinetta: 0244 M, 0300 M, 0308 M
  Pinin Farina Berlinetta: 0346 M
  Abarth Spyder: 0262 M
  Ferrari Spyder: 0264 M, 0272 M

 

Good to know:

  • All cars are/were right hand drive
  • S/N 0262 M: New body by Scaglietti in 1954
  • S/N 0264 M: New body – Touring Barchetta by Fantuzzi  in 1970
  • S/N 0272 M: Mille Miglia participant. Note: S/N 0278 M was used for movie „The Racers”
  • S/N 0300 M: Spyder body by Oblin in 1954
  • S/N 0308 M: Rebodied by Scaglietti in 1954, S/N renumbered to 0050 M
  • S/N 0328 M: S/N renumbered to 0308 M
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