Behind-the-scenes bathtime with a Ferrari 212 Barchetta
Only 27 examples of the 212 Export were produced in the early 50s, this example being one of only a few Touring-bodied Barchettas. Add to its rarity a Classiche certificate and both Hollywood and Mille Miglia provenance, and you have a certified blue-chip classic – hence the level of preparation ahead of its Rétromobile appearance, administered by star detailer Richard Tipper. The car is now back at Fiskens’ London showroom, no doubt gleaming just as resplendently as it did on its Parisian debut.
Photos: © Amy Shore for Classic Driver