1951 Ferrari 212 Export

Gioachino Colombo’s V12 was given a further boost in power to 2562.51 cm3 and new chassis was constructed; one with a more rigid undercarriage, to be able to withstand the 150 bhp engin.

In the 212 Vittorio Marzotto won the Targa Florio and the Taruffi-Chinetti team came first in the Carrera Panamerica.

Ferrari 212 Export Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1951

ENGINE
type front, longitudinal 60° V12
bore/stroke 68 x 58.8 mm
unitary displacement 213.54 cc
total displacement 2562.51 cc
compression ratio 8.4 : 1
maximum power 121 kW (165 hp) at 7000 rpm
power per litre 64 hp/l
maximum torque
valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
fuel feed three Weber 36 DCF carburettors
ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
lubrication wet sump
clutch single-plate
CHASSIS
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
brakes drums
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering worm and sector
fuel tank capacity 120 litres
front tyres 5.50 x 16
rear tyres 5.50 x 16
BODYWORK
type two-seater berlinetta, spider, cabriolet
length
width
height
wheelbase 2250 mm
front track 1278 mm
rear track 1250 mm
weight 850 kg (dry, berlinetta)
PERFORMANCE
top speed 220 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h
0-400 m
0-1000 m

Ferrari 212 Export Valuations

Twenty-seven 212 Exports were produced, in Barchetta, Berlinetta, Spyder and Convertible configurations. It is testament to the design quality of both the engine and chassis that it was raced successfully in all its different guises.

In 2015 a 212 Export Barchetta by Touring sold at auction for £5.9 million.

Ferrari 212 Export Servicing (Details)