1952 Ferrari 225S Competition Berlinetta

Owner: Classic Motor Hub  Hosted by: Cad & The Dandy/Chopard

One of only six 225S Competition Berlinettas built, this Ferrari was commissioned in 1952 by Scuderia Inter founder Count Antonio ‘Bruno’ Sterzi. Equipped with a 2.7-litre V12 and five-speed gearbox, the fiercely competitive machine was entered into the 1952 Mille Miglia, and went on to win the Coppa della Toscana, Bolzano-Mendola Hillclimb and Coppa InterEuropa di Monza.=

All examples of the 225S were finished in circuit-friendly right-hand drive with triple Weber carburettors, and virtually every example was bodied by Turin’s Carrozzeria Vignale. Sterzi had further styling modifications and a colour change carried out by Vignale, and he and his car appeared again in the Gran Prix of Bari as well as being illustrated in the official 1952 Ferrari yearbook.

Keen Ferrari patron Siro Sbraci of Florence bought the car in 1954, followed a year later by Rome Maserati dealer Guglielmo ‘Mimmo’ Dei, who would go on to found the Centro Sud racing equippe.


Power: 207bhp  Top speed: 143mph  0-60mph: 6.3 seconds