A very rare classic sports car, the Ferrari 212, is the main star of Chris Harris’ newest video.
Our favorite automotive journalist Chris Harris is back with yet another video in which one rare classic sports car, which came to life in Maranello more than 50 years ago, is taking the spotlights. But is it this the ride you really need, considering its price? Well, just ignore Chris Harris’ helmet and check it out in the video posted below because you may find out something you didn’t know about it. And this is also your chance of spotting it drifting for probably the first time.
The Ferrari 212 has been put together in just 82 units, between 1951 and 1952, which is making it extremely rare. The model in question has been unveiled during the Brussels Motor Show, that year, and it was basically an evolution of the 166, a sports car for the road. The vehicle has been designed by Carrozzeria Touring, Pininfarina, Vignale, Ghia and Stabilimenti Farina and it was offered with a front engine and rear-wheel drive layout. Its chassis was very similar to the one of the 125, with double wishbones in front and live axle at the rear. The Ferrari 212 was taking its power from a 2.6 liter V12 engine, rated at 165 HP (123 kW), coming with Weber carburetors. From 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h), it needed just over 10 seconds and top speed stood at 116 mph (187 km/h).