Sunday, January 7, 2018

1953 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta

The 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta is the first in the iconic 250 GT line.

Ferrari presented the 250 Mille Miglia (MM) Berlinetta, designed by Pininfarina, at the 1953 Geneva Motor Show. The same year, 13 were made and sold. A Barchetta version sold 18.
The all alloy engine was successfully raced in 2, 2.3 and and 2.7 litre before the first 3 litre car debuted victoriously at the 1952 Mille Miglia. It was in this configuration that the Colombo would be used for well over a decade, scoring many major victories.

Suspension was by double wishbones at the front with a transverse leaf spring and a live axle at the rear. Breathing through three Weber Carburetors, the 2953 cc engine produced 230 bhp.