Ferrari 212 Export

The Ferrari 212 Export was a racing sports car produced by Ferrari in 1951 to replace the 195 S. It had a shorter wheelbase than the road-oriented Ferrari 212 Inter model, which was a GT car.

Ferrari 212 Export
Predecessor195 S
Successor225 S
ClassSports car
LayoutFR layout
Engine(s)2,562 cc (156.3 cu in) SOHC Colombo V12
Transmission(s)5-speed manual, non-synchromesh
Wheelbase2,250 mm (88.6 in)
RelatedFerrari 212 Inter
ManualService Manual

The Colombo engine used in the Export had a 8.0:1 compression ratio, up from the 7.5:1 ratio used in the Inter. Customers who wanted the Export to be a faster GT than the Inter ordered the engine with one Weber 36 DCF carburetor, which would give a power output of 150 bhp at 6000 rpm. Most Exports were used in competition and were fitted with a more complicated setup with three Weber 32 DCF carburetors, yielding a power output of 175 bhp at 6500 rpm.

Twenty-eight 212 Export models were built.

In 1951, 212 Exports took the first three places in the Tour de France automobile racing event and won the Giro di Sicilia and the Giro di Toscana motor races.