Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Berlinetta 1951
The Ferrari 212 was a replacement for the Ferrari 195 and as before took its name from the displacement of one of its 12 cylinders.
The "road" version was the Ferrari 212 Inter, the race version the Export, seen here, with three dual-choke carburettors and an output of up to 165 bhp.
These cars had a solid competition record in the hands of private drivers.In fact many "road" customers also specified the Export specification.
Technically, other than their cultivated v12 engines, these early Ferrari road cars had a simple specification with an unsynchronized 5-speed gearbox, a rugged tubular chassis with transverse leaf spring front suspension and a "live" rear axle.
This car has a coupé body by Vignale, a popular choice on Ferraris 1950s cars, but the Ferrari 212s came with a variety of open and closed coachwork, some spectacularly beautiful while others were curiously simple and restrained; Ferrari had yet to establish a consistent visual identity for its cars.
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