We are pleased to offer 1952 Ferrari 212 s/n 0147 E. This very early Ferrari has a double Mille Miglia race history; in 1952 and 1954; and multiple Italian Hillclimb Championship starts during 1952 and 1953. Originally built and raced as a 212 Inter Vignale Coupe, this Ferrari was rebodied in 1965 by famed Ferrari race car body builder Drogo as an alloy body LWB California spyder for Count Giovanni Lurani Cernuschi of Milan, Italy. (See photos and article in Cavallino #80, pages 30 and 31). Ferrari 212 s/n 0147 E has just completed three Ferrari–Maserati Historic Championship races and is very well sorted and redefines what a dependable vintage race car should be. Ferrari 212 s/n 0147 E is eligible for any event on the planet, from the Mille Miglia to the Ferrari Challenge.
1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale coupe. Extensive period race history including double Mille Miglia entries and multiple entries in the Italian Hillclimb Championship. Very well sorted and very dependable vintage racer, eligible for virtually any historic event on the planet. Features a very attractive period alloy LWB California Spyder built by Drogo for Count Giovanni Lurani Cernuschi, Milan.
S/n 0147 E. Originally a 212 Inter Vignale Coupe. Similar body style to s/n 0151 S.
1952, 18 Jan., chassis sold from Ferrari factory to Renato Nocentini, Florence, Italy (owner of Garage La Rotonda, the local Ferrari dealer).
Chassis consigned to Vignale for coachwork. RHD. Body similar to no. 0151 S. Two–tone paint.
1952, 13 Mar., sold to Siro Sbraci, Florence/I, paid for the complete car L. 3,300,000, plate FI 57750).
1952, 20 April, raced in the Florence–Fiesole Hillclimb, Italy. Sbraci 3rd OA.
1952, 04 May, raced in the Mille Miglia w/Sbraci–Giudici, race no. 559. DNFed. Damaged.
1953, repaired at Garage La Rotonda, Florence/I and converted from one to three carburetors.
1953, 31 May, raced and 1st in class at the Tuscany Cup w/Sbraci, race no. 929.
1953, 11 Oct., raced in the Verminicio–Rocca di Papa Hillclimb, Italy, Sbraci, Sport Commerciale CL3000, 2nd.
1953 Ferrari Yearbook, picture on page ?
1954, 23 Mar., sold to Gino Casarotto, Venice/I, paid L. 800,000, registered on plate VE 26260.
1954, 02 May, raced in the Mille Miglia w/Casarotto–Conconcelli, race no. 554 (decorated with a chrome strip below the doors). DNFed.
1955, 22 Sept., sold to Osvaldo Ceron, Treviso/I, plate TV 33468.
1956, 18 Apr., sold to Emilio Micaieli, Treviso/I, plate TV 33468.
1956, 05 July, sold to Piero Gattilau, Udine/I, plate UD 34179.
1965, rebodied by Drogo as an alloy body LWB California Spyder. See photos and article in Cavallino #80, pages 30 and 31. Special body built for Count Giovanni Lurani Cernuschi, Milan, Italy.
Count Giovanni Lurani Cernuschi, Milan/I.
Corrado Cupellini, Bergamo/I.
Dan Margulies, London/GB.
Tony C. Heathcote–Drury, Devonshire/GB (plate JWT76C).
Dan Margulies, London/GB.
1969, B. Wallis, Sussex, GB.
1973, The Halfway Garage, Berkshire/GB.
1973, sold to Dr. Raymond E. Boniface, Youngstown/ OH/USA, plate 469 SSE.
1991, May, at Joe Piscazzi’s American Auto Body restoration shop in Akron/OH/USA.
1998, March/June, with Wayne Obry. Complete engine rebuild.
1998, 24 Oct., as per long talk with Wayne Obry, they just finished the motor and it runs GREAT! The bill was about $48,000.
2005, 04 May, to M. Sheehan of www.Ferraris-online.com as a track car for the Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge. A detailed pre–purchase inspection found no problems, and excellent compression and leakdown on a fresh $48,000 rebuild by Motion Products.
2005, May–June, race prepared by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products. Complete brake and suspension safety inspection. Competition seat belts, catch tank and new tires fitted.
2005, 24–26 June, at the Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge at Mont Tremblant racetrack, Quebec, Canada. Light and easy to drive, very dependable. Driven by M. Sheehan.
2005, 07-09 July, at the Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge at Lime Rock, Connecticut. A low maintenance and dependable vintage Ferrari race car. Driven by M. Sheehan.
2005, 05–07 Aug., at the Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge at Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Once again a low maintenance and dependable vintage Ferrari race car. Driven by M. Sheehan.
2005, 19 Aug., Concorso Italiano, Monterey Bay, CA, USA – display only.
2005, October, offered for sale by Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com