General data  
Year/s of production 1952
VIN 0223 EL
Number produced 1
Design Alfredo Vignale
Manufactured by Alfredo Vignale
Technical specifications  
Chassis Europa
Wheelbase 2500 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
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
Rear tyres 5.90 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated drum brakes
Weight Approx. 900 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Berlinetta – two seats
Type 225 – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 2715 ccm
Bore and stroke 70 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 8,5 – 9:1
Ignition Magneto ignition
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 210 – 230 hp – 7.000 rpm
Maximum torque Approx. 265 Nm (27 mkg) – 5.000 rpm
Carburettor 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 36 DCF
Gearbox Type 212 – 5 gears + rev.
Top speed Approx. 220 km/h


Good to know

General Information
Year of production 1952
Original exterior Color darkred
Original interior Color
Technical Information
Chassis number (S/N, VIN) 0223 EL
Chassis type Europa
Coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale
Body type Coupé – two seats
Body number
Assembly number
Engine type 225 – Colombo front engine
Engine number
Engine internal number
Steering RHD
Brief History
1952 Sold to Luigi Bertett – Italy
1997 Sold to Axel Urban – Urban Protrade GmbH – Hamburg, Germany
15.05. – 18.05.2014 Mille Miglia 2014: Francis Heyse – Jean Vande Vyvere – no. 231


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S/N 0223 EL 212/225 Europa Coupé Vignale
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