I very much enjoyed reading the feature on Ferraris in the September issue. However, there is an omission, perhaps the most successful competition car ever built by Ferrari.
No doubt you will be able to fill in the details, but I seem to recall that in the early 1970s the factory built a hillclimb car, which I think was designated 212P, a 2-litre flat-12. If my memory serves me correctly the car, in the hands of Peter Schetty, won every event (or all bar one) of the European Hillclimb Championship.
I can only remember seeing one photograph of the car. It would be interesting to learn a few more details and to know whether the car still exists.
John Hickman, Delves, Walsall.
(A forgotten machine indeed, to which even the Hans Tanner “bible” devotes only a couple of lines. The year was 1969 and the designation 212E, but otherwise you’re correct. The engine was the startingpoint for the 3-litre flat-12 Formula One machines. G C)