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General data  
Year/s of production 1953
VIN 0272 M
Number produced 1
Design Ferrari
Manufactured by Ferrari and Carrozzeria Autodromo
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 166M/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, double trailing links, 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 – 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 per cylinder
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
Good to know:

Racing history:

  • 6 September 1953: Meran – Supercortemaggiore: Racing driver: Alberico Cacciari, no 50
  • Mille Miglia 1953: Racing drivers: Alberico Cacciari/R.H.B. Mason, no 514, 56th place
  • Mille Miglia 1954: Racing Driver: Emmanuel De Graffenried/G. Parravicini, no 556, retired
  • Car was used for the movie „The Racers” – 20th Century Fox 1955. Car completely restored, now with no 556

 

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General Information
Year of production 1953
Original exterior Color
Original interior Color
Technical Information
Chassis number (S/N, VIN) 0272 M
Chassis type 166MM/53
Coachbuilder Ferrari and Carrozzeria Autodromo
Body type Spyder
Body number
Assembly number
Engine type 166/53 – Colombo front engine
Engine number 0272M
Engine internal number
Steering RHD
Brief History
Sold to Dottore Alberico Cacciari – Registered on plates MO 29583
25.04. – 26.04.1953 Mille Miglia 1953: Racing drivers: Alberico Cacciari/Bill Mason – no 514 – 56th overrall – 20th in class 
6 September 1953 Meran – Supercortemaggiore: Racing driver: Alberico Cacciari – no 50 – retired
01.05. – 02.05.1954 Mille Miglia 1954: Racing Driver: Emmanuel De Graffenried/G. Parravicini – no 556 – retired – making of the Movie “The Racers”
Car was used for the movie „The Racers” – 20th Century Fox 1955. Car completely restored, now with no 556
Last known owner (2010) John F. Megrue

 

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