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1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina Coupe Serial Number 0263 EU

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Lead photograph of 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina Coupe Serial Number 0263 EU

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   212 Inter
Year   1953 Serial #   0263 EU
Engine #   0263 EU VIN   
Engine Type   Tipo 212 Chassis Type   Tipo 212
Build Sequence #    Number Built   15
Body Type   Coupe Body Builder   Pinin Farina
First Owner   Guichenne Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Wisconsin

Features

Per Pinin Farina records, Telaio entered 14 Jan, 1953; Scocca 10927; Detinazione Guichenne; Verniciatura n/a; interno n/a. Gearbox no.246 EU. Rear axle 340 no. 50 M. LHD.

History

S/n 0263 EU. 1953 212 Inter Pini Farina Coupe.

New to Guichenne.

1953, Turin Auto Show car.

1953, Geneva Auto Show car.

1970, owned by Mitchell Cahn, Bellerose, NY. per FCA news. He found the car five years ago, put gas in the tank, started it, and drove it back to New York without incident.

1975, owned by Alvin Meyer, Port Washington, New York. One of three such coupes built featuring three–piece rear window.

1981, offered by Motor Classic Corp,. White Plains, NY. 1953 Geneva Show car. Siler with new red leather. Excellent paint, chrome and Borranis; rebuilt engine (FML 0619).

1982, offered for sale again in FML 0701.1982–83 FOC roster listed by Anthony Wang, NY.

1984–1985, listed in the FOC Register, owned by Anthony Wang, New York, New York.

1984–1986, listed owned by Tony Wang, New York, NY.

1985, 15 Dec., offered in New York Times by Grand Prix SSR, East Setauket, NY. Silver with red interior. Excellent original car.

1986, offered for sale in FML 1114 by Foreign Cars Italia, Greensboro, NC on consignment from Tom Davis, Manalapan, FL. Silver with red interior. A good running car but a cosmetically older restoration.

1986, offered for sale in FML 1116 by Tom Davis, Manalapan, FL. Black with red interior. Undergoing complete restoration–fresh engine, new paint and chrome, roll bar, on board fire system—in anticipation of Mille Miglia Storica.

1987, offered again in FML 1220. Set–up for show or vintage racing.

1988, offered again in FML 1310. Raced at Miami, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach vintage events.

1990, offered for sale in FML 1524 by Larry Simon, Pennsylvania. 1953 Geneva show car. Undergoing total ground–up restoration to national concours level. Mille Miglia six port racing heads as per build sheets. Pictured page 84 of Prunet’s book.

1990, to Wayne Obry for restoration. Wayne Obry’s shop, Motion Products, was to complete a 100 point “Pebble Beach” quality restoration on this car. Sold to Carl Cleaver, Wisconsin. Restored by Motion Products.

1994, Cavallino Classic won best in class when entered by Wayne Obry, John Keis and Phil Murphy of Motion Products in Neenah Wisconsin.

1994, Monterey Ferrari National Convention, 1st in class. K. Kies and Wayne Obry and B. Murphy, Neenah, WI.

1993, 22 Aug., Pebble Beach, Obry/Kies/Murphy. 1st place, Ferrari Touring Pininfarina Coachwork through 1958. The 1st 100 Point Ferrari at Pebble Beach.

1995, 06 Aug., Meadow Brook Hall Concours, Rochester, MI, Obry/Kies/Murphy1997, Oct/Nov Cavallino # 101, page 24 for full page add featuring s/ns 0263 EU and 0002, both 100 point Pebble Beach winners. Both restored by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products.

2000, 12 Feb., Ferrari Market Letter, 1/2 page ad, page 13, offered by M. Sheehan.

1953 Turin and Geneva show car. Restored by Motion Products. The first Ferrari to score 100 points at Pebble Beach, August 1993. Class winner at the Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club National Meet. Simply the very best. $395,000. For many detailed color photos, specifications and complete history on this and other Ferraris, contact us or check out our recently modified web site. http://www.ferraris–online.com or phone Michael Sheehan at 949 646 6086. Fax 9494 646 6978.

See Cavallino #102, Dec 1997, Jan 1998 pg.34–40. Excellent detailed photos and article on this car.

See “The Road Cars” by Antoine Prunet. Featured on pages 80 and 84.

See Ferrari Pininfarina by Style Auto, page 27, full page, 2 photos.

See Ferrari & Pininfarina, by Gianni Rogliatti, page 23, full page, two photos.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.