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General data  
Year/s of production 1959 – 1962                                            
Presentation Paris Motor Show, October 1959, S/N 1539 GT
VIN span 1539 GT – 4065 GT
Number produced 166
Design Pininfarina
Manufactured by Scaglietti, Bertone, Zagato
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis 539 und 539/61 – Steel tubular frame, oval cross section, tube frame
Length 4150 mm
Width 1690 mm
Height 1260 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic telescope shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Rigid axle, half elliptical longitudinal leaf springs, trailing links, hydraulic telescope shock absorbers
Front track 1354 mm
Rear track 1350 mm
Front tyres 6 x 16 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking – three prongs
Tyres: 185 x 16
Rear tyres 6 x 16 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking – three prongs
Tyres: 185 x 16
Front brakes Disc brakes
Rear brakes Disc brakes
Kerb weight Approx. 1050 – 1200 kg
Body material Aluminium or steel and aluminium
Body type Berlinetta – two seats
   
Engine  
Type 168, 168B, 168C – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 2953 ccm
Bore and stroke 73 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 9,2 – 9,7:1
Ignition Single ignition
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 240 – 280 hp – 7.000 rpm
SEFAC or Hot Rod versions approx. 293 hp
Maximum torque Approx. 255 – 275 Nm (26 – 28 mkg) – 5.500 rpm
Carburettor 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 36 DCL/40 DCL6 or Solex C40 PAA L carburettors
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
   
Performance  
Top speed Approx. 240 – 265 km/h
   
VINs  
  Lusso versions: Approx. 93
  Competizione versions: Approx. 73
  Factory competizione with special light alloy body:
2417 GT, 2439 GT, 2445 GT, 2455 GT, 2687 GT, 2689 GT, 2701 GT, 2725 GT, 2729 GT, 2731 GT, 2733 GT, 2735 GT, 2767 GT, 2787 GT, 2819 GT, 2845 GT, 2937 GT, 2939 GT, 2973 GT, 3005 GT
  Right hand drive versions:
1993 GT, 1995 GT, 2119 GT, 2221 GT, 2335 GT, 2735 GT, 3037 GT, 3067 GT, 3281 GT, 3287 GT, 3463 GT, 3551 GT, 3605 GT, 3657 GT
  Bertone body:
1739 GT, 3269 GT    
  Zagato body:
2491 GT
  Pininfarina – 400 SA body:
2429 GT, 2613 GT, 2643 GT, 3615 GT
  Breadvan body by Piero Drogo:
2819 GT

 

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