|From Kare Pietil of Helsinki,
"This is not ex-Kimberly
166 MM #0010M; you can clearly see the pronounced rear valance and
tail light assembly, so it really is a 212 Export!
I think this is 212
Export 0078E. This car was raced by Phil Hill in 1952. Then sold to
Howard Wheeler in February 1953 and raced by him for all of 1953-54. Wheeler
offered the car for sale in December 1954. Don't know if he sold it or
The only problem is that
0078 was blue with brown interior in 1952. On the other hand already later
that year the interior look suspiciously dark, so I think the car may very
well have been repainted/redyed into red/black by 1956.
Otherwise it is identical;
Hill even raced it with the passenger wind screen removed!