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    Ferrari Inter Vignale Berlinetta s/n EL '87 rebodied Spyder style Ferrari Inter & Export Vignale Coupe s/n E & E.

    The could be had in two different models: Enter Media information Media Type. However, Pinin Farina was as prideful as Enzo Ferrari , and neither would go to the other to request business up to this point. Accompanied by a toolkit and a thorough compendium of restoration invoices and photographs, this rare Ferrari has been sensationally restored.

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    After leaving Alfa Romeo in the late s and starting his own eponymous company after the war, Ferrari continued to focus on racing, with the Scuderia operating as his exclusive competition concern.

    Surprisingly, then, in , nearly from the get go, Ferrari introduced a more luxurious road-going version of his sports car, the Inter. Named for its continental grand touring aspirations as opposed to the U. While Ferrari sports cars of this period featured nearly identical chassis specifications, the models were more immediately distinguishable by the growing displacements of their Colombo V engines.

    The Inter was introduced on the series of cars that started the odd-numbered Ferrari chassis identification system in , but the model did not truly come into form until the series arrived in These cars were the earliest embodiment of the coachbuilt upper-echelon Ferrari. Chassis number EU not only exemplifies the luxury of the Inter examples but also features elements of surprise in its unusual coachwork.

    As a freelancer of sorts, Michelotti challenged more established firms with his ideas, which were frequently executed in full form by longtime collaborator Alfredo Vignale. Immediately, the front fender bumperettes stand out as they sit unusually high, almost a foot above the central bumper.

    They introduce a high waistline that combines with a low roofline to imbue a chop-top appearance, while delicate rear tailfins extend from muscular rear shoulder haunches to visually extend the profile of the sloped fastback tail. Assembled during December , this unique Vignale Coupe was delivered new in spring to a Turinese Ferrari dealer named Fontanella.

    Before the end of , the was purchased by Robert C. Wilke of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the owner of the Leader Cards company and a principal sponsor of a two-time Indianapolis winning team. Also the custodian of an impressive collection of flagship Ferraris including a MM and a Superamerica , Mr. Wilke inadvertently over-torqued the engine and was forced to substitute the V with a proper factory replacement.

    The original EU-numbered motor went on to change hands several times, eventually ending up in restoration by Italian car expert and onetime Lamborghini development driver Bob Wallace. Wilke retained the , itself, for nine years before selling it through Olympian skier Pino Lella, who had heavyweight Maranello connections through Milanese dealer Gastone Crepaldi and champion driver Alberto Ascari.

    By , the voluptuous had been re-acquired by Chinetti Motors, and it was exhibited by the importer at the Seventh Greater New York Automobile Show in January Records indicate that Mr. Gianaroli still owned the car in , accounting for more than 22 years of uninterrupted care. In , the beautiful Inter was purchased by Mike Green of Carmel, Indiana, and he set about a full restoration that was thoroughly documented. Ferrari expert John Hajduk had previously acquired the original V, number EU, and he was commissioned to fully refinish the motor and install it back into its original chassis.

    Gassman Automotive of Waynesboro, Virginia, conducted a full mechanical and cosmetic restoration that was carefully researched and documented, with every effort made to adhere to original factory parts and standards. The original two-tone color scheme was restored, and the interior was swathed in period-correct Arbo Tan hides sourced through Dualoy Leather in New York.

    NICO AALDERING PRESENTS THE FERRARI 212 EXPORT VIGNALE BERLINETTA



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