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General data  
Year/s of production 1951 – 1953
Presentation Paris Motor Show 1951, S/N 0135 E
VIN-span 0107 S – 0291 EU
Number produced Approx. 78
Design Pinin Farina, Ghia, Vignale, Touring, Stablimenti Farina
Manufactured by Pinin Farina, Ghia, Vignale, Touring, Stablimenti Farina
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 212E – 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, Coupé, Cabriolet, Barchetta, Spyder – in each case with 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 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 Approx. 180 – 210 km/h
   
VINs  
  Coupé Stablimenti Farina: 0107 ES – right hand drive
  Right hand drive Vignale Coupés: 0111 ES, 0125 EL, 0131 E, 0135 E, 0139 E, 0147 E, 0157 EL, 0161 EL, 163 E, 0171 EL, 0173 E, 0175 E, 0179 EL, 0197 EL, 0203 EL, 0207 EL, 0211 EL, 0217 EL, 0219 EL, 0221 EL,0231 EL
  Left hand drive Vignale Coupés: 0223 EL, 0237 EU, 0239 EU, 0243 EU, 0257 EU, 0267 EU, 0271 EU, 0285 EU, 0287 EU, 0289 EU
  Right hand drive Vignale Cabriolets: 0159 EL, 0255 EU
  Left hand drive Vignale Cabriolets: 0227 EL, 0273 EU
  Right hand drive Ghia Coupé-Berlinettas: 0137 E, 0145 E, 0149 E, 0153 EL, 0155 EL, 0169 E, 0201 EL, 205 EL, 0213 EL, 0225 EL, 0233 EL renumbered to 0191 EL in 1952
  Right hand drive Ghia 2+2 Berlinettas: 0185 EL, 0187 EL, 0189 EL, 0193 EL, 0199 EL
  Right hand drive Ghia Cabriolet: 0191 EL renumbered to 0233 EU in 1952
  Right hand drive Touring Coupés: 0143 E, 0167 EL 2+2, 0215 EL
  Left hand drive Touring Coupé: 0241 EU
  Left hand drive Touring Barchetta: 0253 EU
  Right hand drive Pinin Farina Cabriolet: 0177 E
  Left hand drive Pinin Farina Cabriolet: 0235 EU
  Right hand drive Pinin Farina 2+2 Coupés: 0183 EL – rebodied as “Touring Barchetta”, 0229 EL, 0269 EU
  Left hand drive Pinin Farina 2+2 Coupés: 0245 EE, 0247 EE, 0249 EU, 0259 EU, 0261 EU, 0263 EU, 0265 EU, 0275 EU, 0277 EU, 0279 EU, 0281 EU, 0283 EU, 0291 EU
  Convertible Abbott: 0165 EL – right hand drive
Good to know:

  • S/N 0125 EL: First Ferrari Spyer, built by Vignale
  • S/N 0139 E: Renumbered to 0387 GT (250 Europa GT)
  • S/N 0177 E:  First Ferrari with Pinin Farina Body
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