Were you aware there’s a difference between odd and even numbers?

Yes, I know. Big news. However, it’s something that makes a very important difference indeed in Maranello.

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Yes, I know. Big news. However, it’s something that makes a very important difference indeed in Maranello. Ferrari, in fact, always gave the chassis of its racing cars even numbers while using odd ones for its road car chassis. But then, of course, there is an exception to every rule and the extraordinary prowess of the Prancing Horse cars ensured that certain cars with odd chassis numbers ended up competing too.
This is exactly what happened with the road-going 212 Inter whose 2562 cc engine with twin-body carburettor was also available to order with three twin-body carburettors, just like the competition version. And so the line was crossed.

Another small but vital snippet of information regarding this particular model is that it marked the start of Ferrari’s enduring collaborative relationship with Pininfarina. Or rather with the great Pinin Farina as he was still known back then: Pinin being an abbreviation of his Christian name, Battista, and Farina his surname. Later, of course, the two names were melded into Pininfarina, a brand now renowned the world over.

For further informations about the 212 Inter, click here.

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