212 Export Vignale Coupe, sn 0080E 1951 (BBR)
In the 1950s, the Ferrari 212 Export became the race car of choice for premier events such as the Tour de France, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana. It followed Ferrari's first production racing car the 166 MM. The 212's finest hour came perhaps in the 1951 Tour de France when Pagnibon and Barraquet drove 0078E to victory. The Export models were bodied by coachbuilders such as Pinin Farina and Ghia. This example is one of just six bodied by the Carrozzeria Vignale of Turin, and it has a very distinctive, non-Ferrari style bonnet and front grille.
This Ferrari 212 Export Coupe with coachwork by Vignale is carried by chassis number 0080E. It spent the early part of its life in Italy before coming to the United States in 1953. Since then, the car has had a rather impressive show history, including a visit to the Pebble Beach Concours, Cavallino Classic, Newport Beach Concours, Mille Miglia, and the Rodeo Drive Concours in the 1990s.
In recent years, it has been given a complete restoration. Currently, it is painted in Nero e Grgio, black with a silver roof. For most of its life it was red with a black roof.
Машина жива по сей день, восстановлена в первоначальном обличии, хотя одно время была красной с чёрной крышей. Первым владельцем был принц Vittorio Massimo.