Ferrari 159 S

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
maximum torque
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
lubrication wet sump
clutch single plate
frame tubular steel
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
brakes drums
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
type spider, two-seater
wheelbase 2420 mm
front track 1240 mm
rear track 1240 mm
top speed
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

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.

Ferrari 159 s Servicing