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General data  
Year/s of production 1953 – 1954                                                
Presentation Paris Motor Show 1952, S/N 0230 MM
VIN span 0230 MM – 0390 M    
Number produced 12
Design Alfredo Vignale
Manufactured by Alfredo Vignale
   
Technical specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame
Length Approx. 3835mm
Width Approx. 1524 mm
Height Approx. 1118 mm
Wheelbase 2400 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 1300 mm
Rear track 1320 mm
Front tyres 5,5 x 16 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Rear tyres 6,0 x 16 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Kerb weight Approx. 900 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Berlinetta or Spider – in each case with two seats 
   
Engine  
Type 117 – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V 12 – 60°
Displacement 2953 ccm
Bore and stroke 73 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 9:1
Ignition Single ignition
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 240 hp – 7.200 rpm
Maximum torque
Carburettor 3 Weber quadruple carburettors, type 36 IF4C
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
   
Performance  
Top speed Approx. 250 km/h
   
VINs  
  0230 MM, 0260 MM, 0274 MM, 0282 MM, 0288 MM, 0296 MM, 0326 MM, 0330 MM, 0332 MM,
0336 MM, 0348 MM, 0390 MM

 

Good to know:

  • S/N 0230 MM: Scaglietti body
  • First owner: Film director and actor Roberto Rossellini. He also competed in the 1953 Mille Miglia with this car. Race number 544.
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