1951 Ferrari 212 Export coupé Vignale. One of only 8 ever produced 212 Exports with factory supplied Berlinetta body designed by Vignale. Mr C Wilke was the first lucky owner in June of 1951, the car being supplied by William Vaccari. Mr Wilke was one of Enzo Ferrari`s first clients. This first car provided the basis for a rapidly built-up vast collection of exclusive Ferraris and gained the reputation as being the first person in the States to collect Ferraris. He sold this car to a Mr Bangert in 1956. In September 1957 the car was entered with stating number 16 into the Road America Race at Elkhart Lake and later at Laguna Seca. This car has race provenance substantiated by the many photos, invoices and a FIVA passport. The extravagant design, the large chrome grill and sunken taillights reflect the high-class finish that comes with a hand-built car. Every simple little detail is unique and a joy to behold! The blue leather trim is in exceptional authentic condition. The 212 has been fully certified by Ferrari Classiche as well as a Marcel Massini history rapport. The car has retained her matching numbers 2.6 V12 engine and gearbox. All other parts are original as well, such as the Borrani RW 2841 wire wheels, the rear axle, front suspension and 3 Weber 36DCF carburettors. These 3 Webers are responsible for the 175 PS (173 bhp) output. The same finish has been kept; ‘Gialio Blu’ with ‘PelleBlu’ trim. This 212 has completed the Mille Miglia on three occasions in 2009-‘10 and ‘12 as well participating in the LA Pebble Beach in 2003 and the Unique Special Ones in 2011. This car has permission to take part in the most exclusive historic races and iconic rallies around the world including the Mille Miglia and Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo. In 1993/94 this car was published in Cavallino by Marcel Massini and again in the May 2009 edition of Forza. This is certainly one Ferrari that has such a unique provenance that it would be a crime not to add it to your collection!
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