The Ferrari 312 B2 Formula 1 car was first raced in 1971, a development of the 312B. With notably different rear suspension and rear wing, the 312 B2 scored an impressive victory at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1971.
For the 1972 season, the 312 B2 was again used by Ferrari in the F1 World Championship, and with drivers Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazzoni, the team finished 4th in the World Championship with one victory at the German Grand Prix held at the Nurburgring.
This car, Chassis Number Five, was the first of four 312 B2’s built and one of only three remaining. It is the German Grand Prix winning car from Jacky Ickx in 1972, (this was also his last F1 Victory). Over the course of the weekend, Ickx dominated proceedings by setting Pole Position and Fastest lap on his way to a commanding victory on the most demanding circuit of all. This car also had an exceptional career in F1 terms as it was raced from 1971 until 1973 in Grand Prix, driven by Ickx, Regazzoni, Mario Andretti, and Arturo Mezario, and in total was entered for 24 races.
Powered by a 3 litre flat 12 cylinder boxer engine that set a new bench mark of 480hp at its launch in ’71, the engines became so strong that the same boxer engines continued to power Ferrari F1 cars until 1980 when the turbo powered cars became dominant.
1972 Ferrari 312 B2 For Sale
Details: Seller Speedmasters does not list an asking price. Car is located in London.
Seller Comments: “Subject to a complete restoration over the last 9 months, the car has been sympathetically restored to preserve the history of the car while ensuring that it is capable of being used on track again. The car also retains the aerodynamic specification used by Ickx at the German Grand Prix in ’72, as this was the defining moment of chassis five’s Grand Prix history.”
“Most recently the car has been demonstrated at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix by Brian Redman, and was raced at the Grand Prix Masters Festival at Brands Hatch by James Hanson. The car is complete and ready to race, and has both FIA Historic Technical Passport and Ferrari Certificate of Originality.”
Sports Car Digest Comments: This completely restored GP-winning Ferrari will be a cornerstone in any collection. We hope a vintage racer buys it, so we can continue to enjoy seeing and hearing it on the track where it belongs.