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1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe / 0277EU Vehicle Information

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

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Ferrari built a total of 110 examples of the 212. This car is the 12th example of the 17 212 Europas 'EU' built. The Ferrari 212 was produced in multiple variations between 1951 and 1952. They were clothed in an array of styles from lightweight spyders, coupes and berlinettas, to luxurious cabriolets. Most of the coachwork for the 212 were from Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale, but it also provided the basis for the first Ferrari by Pinin Farina along with important designs by both Touring and Ghia.

The engine in the 212 was a V12 unit designed by Gioacchino Colombo. It began as a 1.5-liter with just 125cc per cylinder. Its displacement was later expanded to 1995cc in the Ferrari 166, then to 2341cc in the 195. A further increase to cylinder bore from 66mm to 68mm brought the individual cylinders to 212cc and the engine's displacement to 2562cc. The engines were tailored to clients' needs and to the specified coachwork with different tunes and carburetion. During the production lifespan of the 212, the engine was steadily refined including the introduction of cylinder heads with individual intake ports, helping to bring the rated power when fitted with three 36mm downdraft Weber carburetors to 170 horsepower. The chassis for the 212 was a double oval tube frame with double wishbones at the front and a transverse leaf spring setup and live axle in the rear. Braking power was provided by hydraulically actuated drums. The transmission was mounted directly behind the engine and had five forward speeds.

The Export model were intended for racing and had a wheelbase size of only 2250mm. The Inter version was built on a longer 2600mm wheelbase chassis in both racing and Gran Turismo guise. During the 212's production, the model designation changed, without notice or comment, to 'EU', foreshadowing the 250 Europa that was to follow it.

The Ferrari 212 did well in competition, finishing first and second in the 1951 Carrera Panamericana by Piero Taruffi / Luigi Chinetti and Alberto Ascari / Luigi Villoresi.

Just 17 examples of the 110 212 models produced wore the 'EU' designation for the Europa model. They were produced at the very end of the 212's production run. This example, chassis number 0277EU, was produced in Maranello on December 17th of 1952. The chassis was sent to Pinin Farina's factory in Torino, Italy. By July of 1953, the Grand Tourer had been completed, and furnished to its first owner, Ducros di Ales of France. At the time, it was finished in Blue Francese with Blu leather interior.

By the 1970s, the car was in the care of Charles Pozzi, the official Ferrari importer living in Levallois-Perret (Paris), France. It remained with Mr. Pozzi for three decades. It was displayed occasionally at exclusive events like the Cartier exhibition 'Hommage a Ferrari' in Paris in May of 1987. In 1988, 0277EU was entered in the Mille Miglia. Driven by Daniel Marin and co-driver Moncet under the banner of car number 153, the Ferrari performed admirably.

The next owner was Belgian collector Philippe Lancksweert who purchased it at the turn of the 21st century. In April 2006, it was entered in the Tour Auto where it was driven by Mr. Lancksweert and co-driven by Francois Granet. It wore the number four on its doors.

In 2013, it was treated to a thorough re-commissioning and finished in its original Blu Francese paint scheme and given a beige leather interior.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014



2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,700,000 
Lot was not sold

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe
Chassis#: 0221 EL
Sold for USD$1,600,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet
Chassis#: 0235 EU
Sold for USD$1,930,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet
Chassis#: 0233 EU
Sold for USD$1,600,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Ghia
Chassis#: 0191 EL
Sold for USD$1,187,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale
Chassis#: 0227 EL
Sold for USD$1,328,880
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
 
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe
Chassis#: 0257 EU
Sold for USD$1,787,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet
Chassis#: 0255 EU
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale
Chassis#: 0289 EU
Sold for USD$654,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Touring Barchetta
Chassis#: 0259 EU
Sold for USD$440,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe
Chassis#: 0289EU
Sold for USD$742,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale
Sold for USD$495,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe
Chassis#: 0231EL
Sold for USD$308,000
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe by Pinin Farina0263 EU2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $1,300,000$1,600,000
1952 FERRARI 212 EUROPA COUPE0277EU2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $1,400,000$1,700,000
1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Barchetta0183EL2003 Bonhams Exceptional Ferrari Motor Cars $320,000$360,000

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1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter vehicle thumbnail image  

Ferrari 212 Inter Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1950 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis Num: 0107ES
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0143 E
Engine Num: 0143 E

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0145E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0157EL
Engine Num: 0157/EL

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0159E
Engine Num: 0159E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0161 EL

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0163E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1951 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0175 E
Engine Num: 0175 E

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212/225 Inter
1952 Barchetta
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Speciale
1952 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Drogo
Chassis Num: 0147 E
Engine Num: 0147 E

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0177E
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0197 EL
Engine Num: 0197EL

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0213EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0221 EL
Engine Num: 0221 EL

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: 0233 EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0235 EU
Engine Num: 0235 EU

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0237 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 0255 EU
Engine Num: 0255 EU

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0257EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0263 EU
Engine Num: 0263 EU

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0267EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0277EU
Engine Num: 0277EU

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Geneva Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0289EU
Engine Num: 0289
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0292MM

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1953 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 0219EL
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1953 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0263 EU
Engine Num: 0263 EU

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0267 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1953 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0269 EU

Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0285 EU
Engine Num: 0285 EU
Chassis information for the Ferrari 212 Inter
1953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0287 EU
Engine Num: 0287 EU

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter

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