Ferrari 159 S
Developed from the 125 S whose engine was increased to 1903 cc by boring it out and working on the stroke.
This model was equally fitted out with a monocoque body with separate mudflaps as more attention was now being paid to improving the aerodynamic penetration coefficient of the car as technology evolved.
Used in only three competitions, but brought the newly founded Ferrari its first international victory, the Turin Grand Prix won by Raymond Sommer in 1947.
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Ferrari 159 s Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1947
|type||front, longitudinal 60° V12|
|bore/stroke||59 x 58 mm|
|unitary displacement||158.57 cc|
|total displacement||1902.84 cc|
|compression ratio||8.5 : 1|
|maximum power||92 kW (125 hp) at 6500 rpm|
|power per litre||66 hp/l|
|valve actuation||single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||three Weber 32 DCF carburettors|
|ignition||single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers|
|rear suspension||live axle, semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|steering||worm and roller|
|fuel tank||capacity 72 litres|
|front tyres||5.50 x 15|
|rear tyres||5.50 x 15|
|front track||1240 mm|
|rear track||1240 mm|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
Ferrari 159 s Valuations
Only two 159 S models were ever built from the remains of the 125 S models. One of the 159 S cars was rebuilt as a 166 Spyder Corsa – and is thought to be the oldest Ferrari in existence, presently in a private collection. Its impossible to give this model a price.