This model is recognized as one of Pinin Farina’s greatest ever achievements. With its wheelbase shortened by 200mm compared with the Tour de France, this car was produced with a steel body for road use and an aluminium one for racing. With its 280hp output and disc brakes, it was a masterpiece of balance in performance and style. The car’s silhouette has such an extraordinary visual harmony that the Passo Corto is rouinely cited by the world’s leading automotive designers as an all-time great.
This Competition SWB has an extensive racing history in Europe. Races include Monza, 1000 KM Paris, Mille Miglia Rally, Targo Florio, German GP to name some of them. This unrestored Ferrari is powered by a water-cooled single-overhead-cam 2953cc V12 engine developing 280 horsepower.
TYPE front, longitudinal 60° V12 BORE AND STROKE 73 x 58.8mm
TOTAL DISPLACEMENT 2,953cc COMPRESSION RATIO 9.2:1
MAXIMUM POWER 206kW (280hp) at 7,000rpm
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
FRAME tubular steel
FRONT SUSPENSION independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
REAR SUSPENSION live axle, raduis arms, semi-elliptic springs, telescopic shock absorbers
BRAKES discs GEARBOX 4 speed + reverse
FRONT TYRES 6.00 x 16 or 175 x 400 REAR TYRES 6.00 x 16 or 175 x 400 FUEL TANK 120 litres
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
TYPE two-seater berlinetta WHEELBASE 2,400mm
FRONT TRACK 1,354mm REAR TRACK 1,349mm DRY WEIGHT 960kg
MAXIMUM SPEED 268km/h