Race Car for sale – 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Touring-bodied
This 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Touring-bodied race car is being offered for Auction at the RM Auctions Villa Erba event that is running on May 23, 2015.
From the lot listing for this Ferrari Race Car for sale:
160 bhp, 2,562 cc Tipo 212 V-12 engine with three Weber 36 DCF carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with double wishbones and a transverse leaf spring, rear solid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,250 mm
- The last Touring-bodied 212 Export
- Targa Florio competitor in 1952 and 1953
- Entrant in the 1956 Mille Miglia
- Proven capable in concours events and vintage rallies
- Matching-numbers example; a spectacular early racing Ferrari
- Ferrari Classiche certification application in process
The Ferrari 212 Export was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1951 to replace the 195 S. It had a shorter wheelbase than the road-oriented Ferrari 212 Inter model, which was a Grand tourer.
The Colombo engine used in the Export had an 8.0:1 compression ratio, up from the 7.5:1 ratio used in the Inter. Customers who wanted the Export to be a faster GT than the Inter ordered the engine with one Weber 36 DCF carburetor, which would give a power output of 150 bhp (112 kW) at 6000 rpm. Most Exports were used in competition and were fitted with a more complicated setup with three Weber 32 DCF carburetors, yielding a power output of 175 bhp (130 kW; 177 PS) at 6500 rpm.
Twenty-eight 212 Export models were built.
In 1951, 212 Exports took the first three places in the Tour de France automobile racing event and won the Giro di Sicilia and the Giro di Toscana motor races.
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