1952 Ferrari 212 Inter

The Ferrari 212 was the final evolution of the original tipo 166 model. Introduced in 1951, it served as a direct replacement for the updated 195 S, and shared (roughly) the same chassis and suspension features of its predecessors. The 212 was powered by a 2.6-liter variant of the V-12 engine breathing through three Weber 36 DCF5 carburetors. Toward the close of production, the 212 Inter gained a new 'EU' suffix, presaging the forthcoming Europa model. Coachbuilders who clothed the 212 Inter included Ghia, Vignale, Touring, and Pinin Farina. Vignale constructed coachwork for approximately 36 examples. The first Ferrari to receive coachwork by Pinin Farina was 212 Inter Cabriolet, chassis number 0177E.

The 212 was offered in two configurations including a short-wheelbase version that was principally exported to the United States (the Export) and a continental-based version that rode a 2,600-millimetre wheelbase (the Inter). The Inter was four inches longer than the Exports, and both shared a bored-out 2.6-liter version of the Colombo V12 engine. The single Weber 36DCF carburetor Inter version offered nearly 150 horsepower. The triple Weber Export version had just over 160 horsepower.


Approximately 78 examples (as many as 82) of the 212 Inters were produced from 1951 to 1953, with 26 of the final 29 cars receiving the EU chassis designation as Europas. Later in the model's production run, the Inter was upgraded with triple carburetors and an improved cylinder head, which brought the performance in-line with the competition-geared Export.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

Related Reading : Ferrari 212 Inter History

The 212 Inter was descended directly from the first Ferrari of just four years previous. Introduced in 1951, the 212 was the replacement for Ferraris very successful 166 and 195 Inter GT vehicles. This was the eventual evolution of the 166, a sports car that would win international races, as well as being a road-worthy warrior. Sharing a similar chassis to the 125, the 212 had double wishbones in....
Continue Reading >>

166, 195, and 212

The 166 Inter was powered by a 2-liter V12 engine and produced 115 horsepower. These were road cars and were given odd chassis numbers. The even chassis numbers were reserved for the vehicles that were intended for racing. The bodies of the Inter vehicles were mostly Berlinetta and Coupes. At first, Touring handled most of the road going body construction but it was not long before Vignale, Ghia,....
Continue Reading >>

1952 Vehicle Profiles

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 0213EL

The legend of Ferrari dates back to 1940. That year marks the birth of the Type 815 for use in the substitute Mille Miglia event. Ferrari went on to manufacture tools during the war, returning to vehicle production in 1946. Initial production was for....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Cabriolet
Designer: Alfredo Vignale

Chassis Num: 0255 EU
Engine Num: 0255 EU

Mistaken identity is rarely a problem for any Ferrari with the classic black prancing horse emblazoned against a yellow background. However, not all examples to leave the factory in Maranello have left without a aura of mystery surrounding them.
....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Alfredo Vignale

Chassis Num: 0197 EL
Engine Num: 0197EL

Ferrari 212 Inter with chassis number 0197EL is a right-hand drive vehicle in coupe configuration and bodied by Vignale. It is finished in a brilliant two-tone yellow with black fenders and stripe that extends the length of the vehicle just under the....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 0292MM

This Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe is one of twenty-six 212 Inters bodied by Vignale. It began life on October 11, 1952, when Efraim Ruiz Echevarria, a well-known Mexican football star, purchased it to race in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana. Unfortu....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Geneva Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale

Chassis Num: 0289EU
Engine Num: 0289

Zero-to-sixty miles per hour took only nine seconds in the 212 Inter Coupe with zero-to-100 miles per hour achieved at 22.5 seconds. Several examples were used successfully in international competition, such as in 1953 when Ferrari won the Tour of Si....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Alfredo Vignale

Chassis Num: 0257EU

The Ferrari 212 was introduced at the 1951 Brussels Motor Show. It was an evolution of the original 166 chassis and the replacement for the updated 195. Most of the components and designs of its chassis and suspension were sourced from its forbearers....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 0177E

The Ferrari 212 Inter was built to accept more accommodating and comfortable bodies than its sporting predecessors. This 212 Inter wears the first-ever Pinin Farina coachwork on a Ferrari; it marks the moments that the two companies began their long ....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 0235 EU
Engine Num: 0235 EU

This is one of two Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolets designed by Pinin Farina in 1952 for Ferrari to exhibit at European auto shows. This example, chassis 0235EU, appeared at shows in Paris and Brussels. In the 1953 1000 Kilometers of Nurburgring, this gr....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Alfredo Vignale

Chassis Num: 0267EU

Like all the early Ferraris each 212 was unique, especially with regard to bides. Many companies bodied the 212 but the Vignale-built 212 Inter Coupe accounts for the most - 26 - of the total 79 cars built. Owned by Ferrari enthusiast and Ferrari Clu....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 0277EU
Engine Num: 0277EU

Ferrari built a total of 110 examples of the 212. This car is the 12th example of the 17 212 Europas 'EU' built. The Ferrari 212 was produced in multiple variations between 1951 and 1952. They were clothed in an array of styles from lightweight spyde....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Alfredo Vignale

Chassis Num: 0237 EU

This 1952 Ferrari 212/225 was ordered by Franco Cornacchia's Scuderia Guastalla racing team. Styled by Vignale, it is an all alloy coupe with Perspex rear and side windows and features two distinctive oval portholes. The engine was uprated to 225 spe....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 0263 EU
Engine Num: 0263 EU

Ferrari produced 78 examples of the 212 Inter models between 1951 and 1953. Twenty-six of the final twenty-nine cars were given the EU chassis designation as 'Europas.' This particular example is a late-production 212 and was the third of 11 coupes b....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Ghia

Chassis Num: 0233 EL

The 212 Inter was built as Ferrari was just beginning to move into production cars, and it carried a wide variety of body styles from several different coachbuilders. Two Cabriolets were constructed by Ghia, one of which, this car's sister, made its ....[continue reading]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Alfredo Vignale

Chassis Num: 0221 EL
Engine Num: 0221 EL

This Vignale Coupe was delivered new with the shorter 2,500mm chassis and the three Weber arrangement. It wore a two-tone color scheme of Grey over Beige. Its Certificato d'Origine is dated August 6th of 1952 and sold new to Eugene Lanz of Rohrbach, ....[continue reading]

Coupe by Ghia
Chassis #: 0213EL 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 0255 EU 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0197 EL 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0292MM 
Geneva Coupe by Vignale
Chassis #: 0289EU 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0257EU 
Cabriolet by Pininfarina
Chassis #: 0177E 
Cabriolet by Pininfarina
Chassis #: 0235 EU 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0267EU 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0277EU 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0237 EU 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0263 EU 
Cabriolet by Ghia
Chassis #: 0233 EL 
Coupe
Chassis #: 0221 EL 

Recent Vehicle Additions

Related Automotive News

1957 250 GT 'tdf' Leads More Ferrari Magic To RM Sotheby's Monaco

1957 250 GT 'tdf' Leads More Ferrari Magic To RM Sotheby's Monaco

RM Sothebys announces extensive Ferrari consignments for Monaco sale, 12 May, covering classic through modern ages Rare, fully matching 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France...
Ferrari: Under The Skin

Ferrari: Under The Skin

15 November 2017 - 15 April 2018 Major exhibition announced by the Design Museum in London to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari £140M worth of Ferraris featured in exhibition displaying ca...
Alpine Passion Through The Years At Retromobile

Alpine Passion Through The Years At Retromobile

Retromobile set to play host to six classic Alpine models The Alpine Vision show car will also be on display as a symbolic bridge between the brands past and future Groupe Renault is pleased to co...
2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show

2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach...
REVERED FERRARI 250 LM LEADS SUPERLATIVE ROSTER  OF ITALIAN SPORTS CARS AT RM'S FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE

REVERED FERRARI 250 LM LEADS SUPERLATIVE ROSTER OF ITALIAN SPORTS CARS AT RM'S FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE

· RM Auctions announces a legendary 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti as the latest multi-million-dollar highlight for its flagship Monterey sale, August 15–16 in California · 250 LM leads...

© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.