1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe / 0285 EU Chassis Information

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Ferrari 212 Inter
Coupe
Designer: Alfredo Vignale
Chassis #: 0285 EU
Engine # 0285 EU
Sold for $1,100,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona.
The Ferrari 212 Exports and Inters were introduced in 1951 as a replacement for the smaller series of 195 Exports and Inters built in 1950 and early 1951. Powering the 212 was a 2562cc V-12 engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo. It featured a trio of Weber carburetors and had only a modest increase in displacement and horsepower over the 2341cc V12 found in the 1954 Ferraris. Nevertheless, it was enough for the 212 Ferraris to outpace the sales of the 195s by almost four to one.

There were about 78 Ferrari 212 Inters and just 34 of those wore coachwork by Vignale. 212 Inters were built on a longer, stronger chassis with a 2600mm wheelbase which gave them a smoother ride and improved handling compared to the 195s.

Alfredo Vignale and his stylist, Giovanni Michelotti pioneered the low roof line as seen on this vehicle, as well as the trim strip running around the car, the 'eyebrows' over the headlights, and the headlights' placement in the front body work rather than on the fender tips. Small rear fender fins, highlighted in black paint matching the roof color, gave hints to what would appear shortly on American sedans. Inside there is tan leather interior, accented with brown piping, with a leather dashboard covering.

This example is the fourth from the last 212 Inter built. It was displayed by Luigi Chinetti Motors where at the April, 1953 New York Auto Show. After the show it was sold to Mr. Wood in New York. Later owners include 'Tiny' Gould, and Don Williams' Blackhawk Collection. It has never been restored nor has it ever been offered for public sale - except with it was offered at Bonhams Auction in 2011.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Quail Lodge presented by Bonhams auction. It was estimated to sell for $1,100,000 - $1,400,000. Bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve and it would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011


2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,800,000-$2,200,000 
Sale Price :
$1,100,000

2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,100,000-$1,400,000 
Lot was not sold

2018 2
2016 1
2015 1
2011 1
2009 1
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,042,250$1,067,0002
2016$1,100,000$1,100,0001
2015$1,550,000$1,550,0001
2011$660,000$660,0001
2009$460,360$460,3601
2007$544,790$544,7901

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 0279 EU
Sold for $1,017,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : London
 
1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe
Chassis#: 0279 EU
Sold for $1,067,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 0285 EU
Sold for $1,100,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 0287 EU
Sold for $1,550,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 0267 EU
Sold for $660,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Europa Coupe Vignale
Chassis#: 0287 EU
Sold for $460,360
  2009 Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1953 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupé
Chassis#: 0275/EU
Sold for $544,790
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Ferrari 212 Inter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale0257 EU2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption $2,000,000$2,400,000
1953 FERRARI 212 INTER PININ FARINA COUPE0269EU/0387GT2015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto$1,050,000$1,300,000$1,900,000
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe0285 EU2011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $1,100,000$1,400,000

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1953 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  1953 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  
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1953 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  
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1953 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  1953 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1950 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis Num: 0107ES
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0143 E
Engine Num: 0143 E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0145E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1951 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0159E
Engine Num: 0159E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0161 EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0163E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0175 E
Engine Num: 0175 E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212/225 Inter1952 Barchetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Speciale1952 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Drogo
Chassis Num: 0147 E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0177E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0197 EL
Engine Num: 0197EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0213EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0233 EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0235 EU
Engine Num: 0235 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0237 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 0255 EU
Engine Num: 0255 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0257EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0263 EU
Engine Num: 0263 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0267EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0277EU
Engine Num: 0277EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Geneva Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0289EU
Engine Num: 0289
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0292MM
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0219EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0263 EU
Engine Num: 0263 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0267 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0269 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0285 EU
Engine Num: 0285 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter1953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0287 EU
Engine Num: 0287 EU

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