conceptcarz.com


 Ferrari 212 MM photo

1951 Ferrari 212 MM

Ferrari introduced their first car in 1947 powered by a V12 engine that offered less than 1500cc. It was designed by Gioachino Colombo and was commonly known as the 'short block' or 'Colombo.' Over the years the engine would be enlarged until its displacement size was nearly doubled in the early 1950s. It would serve the Ferrari Company for many years, even powering the 250 GT road and racing cars.

As the engine increased, the name of Ferrari's cars was changed to reflect those modifications. The 166 MM was succeeded by the 195 S, which was followed by the 212. The names of the cars were in reference to the unitary displacement of the engine. 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 were around 80.

The first 212 produced was known by the factory as a 212 MM. It has a single carburetor engine which was soon upgraded with triple Webers, which would become standard on the 212 Export. The car was clothed with a Berlinetta body and built by Vignale. Its first owner was Franco Cornacchia and its first race was at the 1951 Coppa InterEuropa at Monza where Luigi Villoresi drove it to a victorious debut. This was followed by another victory in the Lecco-Balbo race driven by Cornacchia.

The car was involved in an accident during the Stella Alpina race and was sent back to Vignale for repairs. It was given a 1952 style body which featured an updated grille and three portholes were added to the front fenders. The car continued to compete in races, driven by Cornacchia, in both international and local events.

In September of 1952, the car was sold and it would continue to race until the mid-1950s. After selling to various owners and collectors, it was acquired by its current US-based owner in the mid-1990s.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013

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 >>

1951 Vehicle Profiles

1951 Ferrari 212 MM vehicle information

Berlinetta
Coachwork: Vignale

Chassis Num: 0070M

Ferrari's first production racing car, the 166MM, evolved into the 195 Sport and then the 212 Export. The 212 series were built between late 1950 and 1953 as both Inter road cars and Export competition models. This 212 Berlinetta was built for the 19....[continue reading]

Berlinetta by Vignale
Chassis #: 0070M 

Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

212 Export

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
98.50 in.
12 cyl., 156.00 CID., 150.00hp
88.58 in.
12 cyl., 156.37 CID., 161.00hp
98.50 in.
12 cyl., 156.34 CID., 150.00hp

Industry Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)

Related Automotive News

Ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider By Zagato Scoops Best Of Show At Salon Privé

Ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider By Zagato Scoops Best Of Show At Salon Privé

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider by Zagato raced by Tazio Nuvolari wins top award Leading designers present inaugural Churchill Cup to rare Lancia Astura Duke of Marlborough selects his favourites on two wheels and four Record entry for the UKs...
Rare Greats From Road And Track Lead Stellar Entry For Salon Privé Concours D'Elégance

Rare Greats From Road And Track Lead Stellar Entry For Salon Privé Concours D'Elégance

Iconic models confirmed for Concours dElégance presented by AXA Entry includes six-cylinder Napier and unique MkI GT40 road car Coachbuilt rarities will be displayed at magnificent Blenheim Palace Winners will be selected by a panel of marque...
Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas At The Company's 15Th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas At The Company's 15Th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

These three cars showcase Ferraris lineage of competition GT cars. Selections include the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTBC, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, and the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Santa Monica, Calif. (June 28,...
1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Named Best Of Show At The 67Th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Named Best Of Show At The 67Th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 20, 2017) — Just a week ago, Bruce R. McCaws 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer emerged from the restoration shop of Steve Babinsky in Lebanon, New Jersey. Today, having crossed the country, the boattailed beauty captured...
Historic Jaguar D-Type Leads Growing List of Significant Entries for RM's Monterey Sale

Historic Jaguar D-Type Leads Growing List of Significant Entries for RM's Monterey Sale

RM Auctions building towards a spectacular roster of cars for its flagship Monterey sale held during the famous Pebble Beach Concours dElegance motoring week, August 16–17, in California Historic 1955 Jaguar D-Type leads a superb roster of the...
© 1998-2021. 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
© 1998-2021 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.