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General data  
Year/s of production 1952
Presentation Paris Motor Show, October 1952
VIN 0233 EL – late 1952 renumbered to 0191 EL
Number produced 1
Design Felice Mario Boano for Ghia
Manufactured by Giacinto Ghia
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 212EL – Steel tubular frame
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, 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 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 Coupé – two seats
   
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 Magneto ignition, 2 ignition distributors
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 170 hp – 6.500 rpm
Maximum torque Approx. 206 Nm (21 mkg) – 5.250 rpm
Carburettor 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 36 DCF
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
   
Performance  
Top speed Approx. 200 km/h

 

Good to know

General Information
Year of production 1952
Original exterior Color Ochre and black
Original interior Color
Technical Information
Chassis number (S/N, VIN) 0233 EL – late 1952 renumbered to 0191 EL
Chassis type 212EL – Steel tubular frame
Coachbuilder Felice Mario Boano for Ghia – manufactured by Giacinto Ghia
Body type Coupé – two seats
Body number
Assembly number
Engine type 212EL – Colombo front engine
Engine number 0191EL
Engine internal number
Steering LHD
Brief History
23. April 1952 Turin Motor Show: Stand of Carrozzeria Ghia – 212 Inter Ghia Cabriolet
October 1952 Paris Motor Show 1952 – Ghia Coupé
1953 First owner: Juan Domingo Peron, ex state president of Argentina
From 1990  until 1994 Complete restauration through Peter Rosenmaier and Jakob Kläger – costs approx. 1.5 million DM or 765.000 EUR
18.12.1999 Auctioned through Brooks in Gstaad for 648.400 DM or 331.522 EUR

 

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