1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe By Vignale Is The Perfect Excuse For A Trip To Arizona

Serious classic car collectors, may we have your attention please because there’s a very interesting machine up for grabs.

It’s a Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe with coachwork done by Vignale. With just 26 units built, it screams exclusivity through its pores.

This 1953 model has a Rosso finish bodywork with a Nero roof and sports a beige interior. It was originally bought by Pennsylvania State Senator Theodore Newell Wood, who owned the car for several years before he sold it in the late ’60s to early ’70s.

Tiny Gould’s Prova Automotive Enterprises, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, acquired the classic Ferrari in 1976, but only kept it for a year when it was sold to Joseph J. Pendergast, in Tampa, Florida.

In 1981 it was acquired by Peter Hasterlik of Seminole and three years later it moved to California, with Craig A. Davis appearing in the papers.

Four years was the time collector Hans Thulin from Stockholm, Sweden, enjoyed his 212, from 1989 to 1993, before he sold it to Bill Jacobs of Joliet, Illinois. Its current owner has been in its possession since 1995.

The 60-year old machine has had proper mechanical maintenance performed, but it did not go through a restoration process.

Chassis 23 has a 170hp 2,563cc SOHC V12 engine with three Weber carburetors and a a five-speed manual. Its odometer indicates 37,095 km (23,050miles).

It will go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction on January 28-29, and it’s expected to fetch anywhere between $1.8 and $2.2 million.