While we’re pretty much used to seeing most of the Ferrari coachbuilds going to Pininfarina, the Italian sports car maker has also worked with other exclusive outlets – such as Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale.
Actually looking back in the past to see the various outfits of the Ferrari brand would be a time-consuming but utterly illustrious and fascinating existence – we’re treated to a glimpse of that now as a Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale is ready to head to auction. If the latter name sounds familiar it’s because Ford nowadays actually Vignale and they use it to name the upscale versions of their models. Turning back to the Ferrari at hand we can say within a heartbeat this is a showstopper. RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning this flabbergasting 212 Inter Cabriolet in May at a luxurious even in Monaco. And we’re ready to bet the 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale will be getting even more money than the latest representative of the series – a coupe model that was sold back in 2014 for a posh $1.8 million.
The collectors will most definitely swarm around this black-painted unit because it’s one of only four ever made – all of them having the bodywork manufactured by hand. This means every single Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale is actually unique and chassis number 0227 EL also has the numbers matching engine, a documented history by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, and a Ferrari Classiche certification.