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1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Geneva Coupe

  • Coachwork by Vignale
  • Chassis Number: 0289EU
  • Engine Number: 0289
Zero-to-sixty miles per hour took only nine seconds in the 212 Inter Coupe with zero-to-100 miles per hour achieved at 22.5 seconds. Several examples were used successfully in international competition, such as in 1953 when Ferrari won the Tour of Sicily, the Coppa Inter Europa at Monza, the Tourist Trophy, the Tour de France and the Carrera PanAmericana in Mexico.

In 1953, a new design on the 212 Inter chassis was introduced by Carrozzeria Vignale, and would be known as the 'Geneva Coupe.' The design was surprisingly similar to the famous PanAmericana 340 Mexico Coupes.

This Ferrari 212 Inter is the last Ferrari 212 Inter bodied by Carrozzeria Vignale. It is one of the few all-alloy construction and left hand drive. The car is fitted with three factory carburetors which helped boost horsepower to 165. There are 12-inch hydraulically-operated aluminum drum brakes with steel liners.

The car was sold new to Alfred Momo in New York where it would remain until 2002 when it was sold to an enthusiast in Japan. It has had only a few owners such as Richard Merritt and Steve Barney (who ran it in the Mille Miglia Storica in 1986 with co-pilot Gerald Roush). In 1991 it was shown on the lawn at Pebble Beach along with a group of historic racing cars and ran regularly at the Monterey Historic races in subsequent years. It has participated in touring events such as the Colorado Grand and the Wine Country Classic.

The Japanese owner treated the car to a comprehensive restoration and then ran it in the Mille Miglia four times, each successfully with no mechanical problems. In the front, a new grille was fabricated to accommodate two flush-mounted, auxiliary driving lights. The front seats were replaced during the restoration. The car is currently painted in Rosso Rubino with tan interior.

In 2008, this vehicle was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. It had an estimated value of $650,000 - $750,000. This alloy-bodied example and the last of six 'Geneva Coupes' built was certainly one of the highlights of the auction. It was sold for $742,500 including buyer's premium.

The car returned to the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' auction in 2010, where this time it had an estimated value of $650,000-$750,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $654,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010

2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $750,000 
Sale Price :
USD $654,500

2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $750,000 
Sale Price :
USD $742,500

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 212 Inter

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet
Chassis#: 0233 EU
Sold for USD$1,820,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter image  
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
 

Ferrari 212 Inters That Failed To Sell At Auction

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Supergioiello Coupe by Ghia0213 EL2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,500,000$1,850,000
1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta in the style of Touring0259 EU2022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $525,000$675,000
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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