Ferrari 212 MM - Ferrari 212 MM

Franco Cornacchia in Ferrari 212 MM Vignale Berlinetta near the 1951 Tuscan Cup

The Ferrari 212 MM was a racing car from 1951.

Background and technology

The 212 MM had the chassis number 0070M, was a one-off and the only Ferrari 212 that received the designation "MM" for the Mille Miglia . The 212 was the successor to the 195 types . By increasing the drilling dimension again , the displacement of the SOHC - V12 engine increased to 2562 cm³. This increased the power to 162 hp. The wheelbase and chassis remained unchanged from the 195 Sport . The body came from Vignale .

Racing history

The 212 MM was rarely used in races, only twice as a works car . At Giro di Sicilia 1951 was Piero Taruffi second behind Gianni Marzotto , one Ferrari 212 Export drove. [1] 14 days later, Luigi Villoresi won the 2-hour race in Monza with the car . [2] Then the racing car was given to Franco Cornacchia , who damaged the body considerably during a training drive. After the accident, the body was repaired at Vignale in 1952 and Cornacchia took the car to the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1952at the start, but failed. In 1955 he sold the car, which was then owned by some Italian collectors. In 1995 the chassis, which now had significant defects, was acquired by an American and returned to its original condition through a long restoration.

literature

  • Pino Casamassima: History of the Scuderia Ferrari. Nada Editore, Vimodrome 1998, ISBN 88-7911-179-5 .
  • Peter Braun, Gregor Schulz: The great Ferrari manual. Heel, Königswinter 2006, ISBN 3-89880-501-8 .

Weblinks

Commons : Ferrari 212 MM - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Tour of Sicily 1951
  2. Inter-European Cup 1951