The V12 engine used in the 212 was bored out to 68mm and achieved a 2562cc displacement. Only one Weber carburetor was used but was good enough to produce about 130 horsepower and a top speed of 120 mph. The Export version received three Weber carburetors and produced about 150 hp and saw a top speed of about 140 mph.
In 1952 modified cylinder heads were incorporated which produced another 5 hp.
A little over 12 Export versions were produced while production numbers for the Inter (road) version was around 80.
The 166/195/212 series began at the 1948 Turin Motorshow, where Ferrari introduced a new model in spider and coupe configurations. This model was designated '166', a refernce to the 166 cc displacement of each of its 12 cylinders.
The 166 was extremely successful in competition, winning the Mille Miglia in 1948, 1949, and 1950, along with other major races as well.
The model was further improved upon with the introduction of the 195 and the 212 in 1951. These models achieved their larger displacements by boring out the 166 engine. The 212 had a total displacement of 2562 cc.
The 212 was available in 'Inter' or 'Export' versions, with some of the major differences being the wheelbases and carburetion set-ups. Bodies could be supplied by Touring, Vignale, Ghia or Pinin Farina.
The car displayed is a 212 Inter Coupe with a special one-off body by Touring of Milan.Also photographed at :