Gooding & Company will launch the exquisite 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa at the Scottsdale Auction next week. The car passed many California owners and has been well cared for. After checking the car at Gooding headquarters last Sunday, I admitted I was a defender. I like cars in the era of black movies, and this 212 europa is gorgeous.
Nino Epifani, who first met at Berkeley when he met someone nearly 30 years ago, has just completed six years of nut and bolt repair work and spent $ 500,000. This is half the estimated price. Chassis 0279 The EU ran out of most of its time in northern California and is now 65 years old. Measure the cost of recovery, while the old-fashioned Ferrari takes this qualification to bargain.
Ferrari 212 series sedan is the first cooperation between Ferrari and Carovilla, Pininfarina is the beginning of a beautiful long-term art and business relations. Entry into Pinin Farina’s studio on March 14, 1953, 0279 The EU received an enclosed aluminum body with an oval egg grill, foreshadowing 250 Euros later.
Most importantly, compared to the 212 Inter introduced in 1951, the “EU” chassis suffix means the 2.6-liter single-cam Colombo V12 has three Weber 36 DCF3 carburetors that were then typical of the Ferrari competing models. Three replacement carburetors brought a 40 hp advance to 212 Inter Milan. During the test, these vehicles ran 0 to 60 miles in about ten seconds with a top speed of 120 miles per hour. This is enough to make this American and European wine meet a very pleasant and comfortable entrance.
A study by Ferraris historian Marcel Massini shows that the seventeen Pinin Farina 212 Europas are the only four left-wheel drive chassis in the Ferrari plant literature one.
New York-based Chinetti Motor Company delivered the 0279 EU new car to Europe’s first car company, which was sold to a California native in 1960 after nearly seven years of car ownership in Pennsylvania, the United States In 1961 Pebble Beach Concours into the car. According to Massini’s report, 0279 The EU passed a series of California owners in 1993 and was professionally repaired in 1993, after which its current owner bought it in 2006. Colorado was run along the route and appeared at Concorso Italiano and Rosso Rodeo in the 1990s.
After four years of use, the 0279 EU was sent to Epifani for its meticulous restoration to the highest level of competition. Importantly, a fuel cell is placed inside a steel gas tank to ensure the safety of a retro rally.
For the Ferrari V12 purebred Ferrari V12, the Ferrari Classiche certification is a $ 500,000 restoration that can be done in just a few miles, and the elegant body and enough vintage power are worth it to be justified.