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Ferrari 195 Inter

Ferrari 195 Inter
1951 Ferrari 195 Inter Ghia, ex-Villoresi, front left.jpg
195 Inter by Ghia
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production1950-1951
28 produced
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine2.3 L (2341.02 cc) Colombo V12
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,500 mm (98 in)
Curb weight950 kg (2,094 lb) (coupé)
Chronology
PredecessorFerrari 166 Inter
SuccessorFerrari 212 Inter
See also the 195 S sports racer

The 195 Inter is a sportscar produced by Ferrari in 1950 as a grand tourer (GT) version of the Ferrari 195 S racer.[1]

Introduced at the 1950 Paris Motor Show, it was similar to the 166 Inter shown a year earlier and was aimed at the same affluent clientele. 27 were built in less than a year, receiving the odd-numbered chassis numbers.[2] Out of the 28 cars, 13 were bodied by Carrozzeria Vignale, 11 by Carrozzeria Ghia, 3 by Carrozzeria Touring and 1 by Motto.[2]

The more-potent (but otherwise similar) Ferrari 212 Inter was introduced at the 1951 Paris Motor Show and replaced the 195 Inter.

Like the last of the 166 Inters, the wheelbase was stretched by 80 mm (3.1 in) to 2,500 mm (98.4 in), but the larger 2.3 L (2341 cc/142 in³) version of the Colombo V12 was the true differentiator. The engine increase was accomplished by pushing the bore from 60 to 65 mm, retaining the 58.8 mm stroke. A single Weber 36DCF carburettor was normally fitted, for a total output of 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) though some used triple carbs.

References

  1. ^ 195 Inter from auto.ferrari.com.
  2. ^ a b 195 Inter register from www.barchetta.cc.

Bibliography

  • Acerbi, Leonardo (2012). Ferrari: All The Cars. Haynes Publishing. ISBN 978 1 84425 581 8.