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1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe / 0257EU Vehicle Information

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter photograph

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Sold for $495,000 at 2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction.
Sold for $1,787,500 at 2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
The Ferrari 212 was introduced at the 1951 Brussels Motor Show. It was an evolution of the original 166 chassis and the replacement for the updated 195. Most of the components and designs of its chassis and suspension were sourced from its forbearers, but under the bonnet was a 2.6-liter variation of Ferrari's free-revving V12. The displacement had been increased and along with it, the horsepower had also risen to 150 bhp in standard road trim, with as much as 170 bhp available when fitted with three Weber carburetors.

Ferrari would produce 82 examples of the road-going 212 Inter prior to the introduction of the 250 series.

In 1953 Ferrari introduced a new design built atop the 212 Inter chassis and bodied by the Turinese coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Vignale. These became known as the 'Geneva Coupe'. It featured jet-age styling elements such as the elegant fins and rakish roof line. The quarter bumpers sat unconventionally high at all four corners adding much to the dramatic appeal of the vehicles. They had forward-thrusting front fenders, an eggcrate grille, low-set headlamps, swept-back roofline, and small ornamental tail fins. Inside, they were given many luxurious appointments and handcrafted details.

Carrozzeria Vignale of Torino would create coachwork for approximately 150 Ferraris, from the most exclusive road-going models to their competition cars. The cars they produced would win on racetracks and at leading European concours, which is a testament to the collaboration that existed between company founder Alfredo Vignale and designer Giovanni Michelotti.

This Ferrari 212 Inter 'Geneva' Coupe is the earliest chassis of the six created in this style. In keeping with Vignale tradition, each of the six examples were unique with individual livery, detailing, and chassis specifications. The basic design shared many similarities with the Vignale-bodied 340 Mexico Berlinettas.

0257 EU was finished in black with a green top and matching accented fins on the hood and rear fenders. Inside, the car was given a black dashboard with green leather upholstery and light green carpets.

It was brought to the San Remo, Italy Concours d'Elegance in 1954 and later shipped to the United States and delivered by Chinetti Motors to its first owner, a Milwaukee, WI resident. The owner was Mr. Robert C. Wilke, the founder of the Leader Card Indianapolis racing team and owner of many coachbuilt Ferraris. While in Mr. Wilke's care, the engine block developed a crack. It was later replaced by Chinetti with a new block stamped 1499.

The car remained with Mr. Wilke's until January 22nd of 1963, when it was sold to Pierre-Paul Jalbert, a French-Canadian actor and film editor living in Beverly Hills, California. The car was acquired through Mr. Jalbert's friend, Pino Lella, an Italian Olympic skier who moved to Hollywood after World War II. Mr. Lella had learned to supplement his earnings by brokering the sale of exotic cars through his connections with Alberto Ascari and Milanese Ferrari dealer Gastone Crepaldi.

In January of 1969, the car was sold to Ed Jurist, proprietor of the Vintage Car Store in Nyack, New York. John E Plantinga of Westport, Connecticut purchased the car in September of 1970 for just $4,500. At the time, the car had just 27,000 miles on the odometer.

Mr. Plantinga would keep the car for eight years before selling it to Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. The car was then put on display at the 7th Greater New York Automobile Show held from January 27th of 1979 through February 4th of 1979. It was later sold to Tom Parker of Louisiana, and in October 1979, Ennio Gianaroli of Flemalle, Belgium, purchased it at a Christie's auction in New York.

It was sent to Europe and repainted in a variation of its original two-tone color scheme. The lower sections of the car were finished in dark green with black accents above.

Stan Makres of Grosse Pointe, Michigan purchased the car in May of 2006 and returned it to the US. It was purchased from a Dutch dealer who had it on display at Techno Classica in Essen, Germany. The following year, ownership passed to Lee Alexander of Potomac, Maryland. In October of 2009, the current owner acquired the 212 Inter. After purchasing the car, a search began for the original, matching-numbers engine. After securing the engine, a restoration began. The work was completed in January 2013, just in time to take part in the annual Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida. It achieved a near-perfect 99-point score and was given the Ferrari Club of America Platinum Award. Later that year, it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it completed the Tour d'Elegance.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014



2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,700,000-USD $2,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,787,500

2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $475,000-USD $625,000 
Sale Price :
USD $495,000

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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