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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1951
Numbers built:7 Vignale Berlinettas
Introduced at:1951 Turin Motor Show
Designed by:Giovanni Michelotti for Vignale
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 06, 2010
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Chassis: 0092E
Sold new in 1951 to Italian gentleman racer Franco Cornacchia, this 212 Vignale 212 Export did see some early racing action. No noteworthy results were scored and within a year the small Coupe was sold to Ferrari's American importer Luigi Chinetti. He loaned the car in May of 1952 to Ferrari Works driver Alberto Ascari to use on the road while competing in that year's Indy 500 for Ferrari. Chinetti subsequently sold the car to an American amateur racer, who used the car with some success. It was also campaigned by Bill Devin.

In the late 1950s chassis 0092E disappeared and was not seen in public again until the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The current owner had acquired the car a few years earlier in completely disassembled state. Restoration of the 212 Export was entrusted to Wayne Obry's Motion Products. The result was stunning and rewarded with the 'Best in Class' award for Ferrari Competition cars. Coincidentally, one of its sister cars won the top prize in the Ferrari Grand Touring class.


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2013 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
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2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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