The main event during the Scottsdale auctions in January is, of course, the Barrett-Jackson auction. It goes on for a week and it features some great and unique cars. Take for instance this 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa.
This specific car was Ferrari’s official show car at the Turin Motor Show in April 1953. Ferrari introduced the 212 in 1951 and in October 1952 a new, evolutionised version of the 212 was introduced, the 212 Europa. They were powered by the 2,562 cc V12 engine of 170 hp.
Pinin Farina (it was only in 1961 that the two words were put together as the designer’s official name) had started by creating a 212 Cabriolet. This car is one of just 11 212 coupes that Pininfarina built. Right after this batch of 11 cars, Pinin Farina built the famous 250 Europa. This coupe shares it’s distinctive front-end design with the later 250 Europa.
The car has been meticulously restored and has won prizes at the Ferrari Concours in Monterey and at Pebble Beach.