1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial

The first of these cars were built by a young coach builder from Modena called Scaglietti who had become inspired by a design created by Dino Ferrari.

The models built for sale to the public were the work of Pininfarina who built around 15 of the spiders in all.

In total, 21 examples of the original 500 Mondial were built. Most wore Pininfarina bodies, although several featured Scaglietti coachwork designed by Dino Ferrari. The 500 Mondial was successful from the outset, with class wins at Barcelona, Casablanca, Imola, and the Mille Miglia.

The 500 Mondial featured a two-liter, twin-cam, four-cylinder engine designed by Chief Engineer Aurelio Lampredi. This engine, the Tipo 110, was a direct development from the inline four used by Ferrari’s champion 500 F2 Grand Prix cars. It featured gear-driven camshafts, dry sump lubrication, hemispherical combustion chambers, and screw-in cylinder liners. Each cylinder displaced just under 500 cc, hence the “500” in the model name. This model acquitted itself very honorably indeed in a whole host of races, topping its category in many.

Ferrari 500 Mondial Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1953

ENGINE
type front, longitudinal in-line-four
bore/stroke 90 x 78 mm
unitary displacement 496.21 cc
total displacement 1984.86 cc
compression ratio 8.5 : 1
maximum power 125 kW (170 hp) at 7000 rpm
power per litre 86 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed two Weber 45 DCOA/3 carburettors
ignition two spark plugs per cylinder, two coils
lubrication dry sump
clutch twin-plate
CHASSIS
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
rear suspension de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
brakes drums
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering worm and sector
fuel tank capacity 150 litres
front tyres 5.25 x 16
rear tyres 6.00 x 16
BODYWORK
type two-seater spider, berlinetta
length
width
height
wheelbase 2250 mm
front track 1278 mm
rear track 1284 mm
weight 720 kg (dry)
PERFORMANCE
top speed 236 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari 500 Mondial Valuations

500 Mondials with good race history will fetch anywhere between $5-$7 Million

Ferrari 500 Mondial Servicing (Details)