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General data  
Year/s of production 1951
Presentation London Motor Show – 19 October 1951 – 29 October 1952 Earls Court, London – chassis only
VIN 0165 EL
Number produced 1
Design Abbott – England
Manufactured by Abbott – England
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 212EL – Steel tubular frame
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille shock absorbers
Rear suspension Rigid axle, longitudinal leaf springs, double trailing links, Houdaille shock absorbers
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front tyres 5.90 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking Tyres: 6.40-15
Rear tyres 5.90 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking Tyres: 6.40-15
Front brakes Hydraulically operated drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated drum brakes
Kerb weight Approx. 800 – 950 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type 2+2 Cabriolet
   
Engine  
Type 212EL – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 2562,51 ccm
Bore and stroke 68 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 8:1
Ignition Single ignition, 2 ignition distributors
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 155 – 170 hp – 6.500 rpm
Maximum torque Approx. 206 Nm (21 mkg) – 5.250 rpm
Carburettor 1 Weber carburettor, type 36 DCF or 3 Weber carburettors, type 36 DCF or 3 Weber carburettors, type 38 DCF
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
   
Performance  
Top speed

 

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General Information
Year of production 1951
Original exterior Color
Original interior Color
Technical Information
Chassis number (S/N, VIN) 0165 EL
Chassis type 212EL – Steel tubular frame
Coachbuilder Abbott – England
Body type 2+2 Cabriolet
Body number
Assembly number
Engine type 212EL – Colombo front engine
Engine number 0165EL
Engine internal number
Steering RHD
Brief History
19.10.1951 – 29.10.1952 London Motor Show Earls Court, London – chassis only
1952 Sold to T.T. Garage – Mike and Leslie Hawthorn – Farnham – UK
1986 Rebodied as Barchetta Touring

 

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