SB are pleased to be preparing and supporting this beautiful Ferrari 225s at this years Monaco Historic.
The Ferrari 225 Sport was introduced at the 1952 Giro di Sicilia as a larger version of 212 Export. This model was intended for endurance sports car racing and was bodied either as a two seat Bernlinetta or Spyder, typically by Ghbia. It was primarily sold to private entrants while the larger Lampredi-block cars were contested directly by the factory.
The 225 effective replaced the 212 Export with a 2.7 V12 engine that enlarged the bore from 60 to 70mm. This was upgraded to use roller-type cam followers that were first introduced by Lampredi in the long-block V12. Power was rated at 210 bhp.
225 Sports made appearances at the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio and won the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix, placing 1-2-3-4-5 infront of the best Aston Martins, Jaguars, Gordinis and Talbot-Lagos. Seven 225s were entered in the 1952 Mille Miglia, but they were trumped by the larger-engined Ferrari 340 MMs and the sole 250 Sport. Later in the year Paolo Marzotto became the over 2-liter champion in his 225 Sport.
This particular car finished 10th in the 1952 Mille Miglia and 4th in the Monaco GP of that year.