1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Cabriolet


Talacrest is offering this Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Cabriolet for sale. A rare and early coachbuilt Ferrari. Well documented history. Full Marcel Massini report.

1a 2

This early Ferrari was delivered as a Berlina Vignale to Automobiles Richard – Brussels – in the middle of August 1951 and was immediately entered into the Rallye Liege-Rome-Liege. Unfortunately during the event the car was involved in an accident near Nancy in France and was immediately sent back to Italy to be rebodied by Vignale in September 1951 with Cabriolet coachwork and is featured on page 19 in Jonathan Thompson’s book “Ferrari Cabriolet and Spyders”- published by Osprey.

At the beginning of 1953 the Cabriolet was sold by Richard to Mr Lintermans in Brussels and displayed at the 36th Brussels Motor Show.

In 1955 Lintermans sold the Ferrari to Jaques Swaters of Garage Francorchamps who a year later sold it to a Colonel Lane who was based in Brussels. Two years later he imported the car to the US and sold it to another US Colonel – George Potter of Palos Altos in California. Fast forward to 1972 and the car ended up with a dealer in need of restoration and after a handful of US owners the car was imported back to Italy and ultimately ended up with Axel Urban in Germany.

Shortly afterwards the car’s cabriolet body was removed and replaced by Cognolato with a spyder style coachwork. Luckily the original cabriolet bodywork was safely stored and after a number of documented owners the car was sold in 2007 to Marco Rollinger.

The orginal cabriolet body was ultimately sold to Rollinger in 2014, at which time the car underwent a full restoration, re-uniting the original body, chassis, engine and gearbox. The restoration was completed 6 years later in 2020 by Rollinger and the car was last seen at retromobile 2022 last year.

Restored and with it’s 1951 original body, chassis, engine and gearbox this car presents a rare opportunity for a collector.

Click here for further information  

collectorscarworld is partnering with the most renowned classic car specialists and dealer-ships in the world. We always offer selected rare and sought-after collectors cars and supercars for sale and every day a special car is featured for one of our partners. The passion for classic cars is diverse, sometimes it concerns the beauty of forms that can be admired at a concours, sometimes it is the smell of rubber , old leather and gasoline at a racing event or trip in the sunset.

Or its a classic car you have great memories with or which your parents owned a longtime ago. Classic cars and supercars are an expression of the lifestyle that someone shares with other petrolheads, and which is immortal, enduring and always a lot of fun. If you are looking for a special car or need support in the evaluation and history of cars, please contact us at info@collectorscarworld.com

more information

4 3

Interested in further cars? Click here.

Previous articleA Weekend On Ice For Automobili Lamborghini’s Polo Storico
Next articleWeekend Heroes: 4rd Running Pomona Fairgrounds
Talacrest’s Chairman John Collins has had a life-long passion for Ferrari and used to run a Ferrari 246 Dino as his everyday road car as a photo journalist 38 years ago. Today his enthusiasm for Ferrari remains undiminished after selling approximately 1700 + classic Ferrari – and the thrill of conducting the next deal and helping collectors obtain their dream classic Ferrari is the driving force behind the company. The business was established in 1987 and has sold just about every classic Ferrari made – it would be easier to draw up a list of Ferrari NOT sold by Talacrest than those that they have sold. "You should bear in mind that with the volume of Ferrari that we have sold – sometimes we have sold an individual car many times over. A classic example being a Ferrari 275 GTB/2 6 carburettor alloy car that we have sold no less than 6 times!" Customers come back to Talacrest time and again – because buying or selling from the best is a straightforward process – and equally whatever cycle the market is in – the very best cars that we sell are always a good long term investment prospect, as well as an exciting ownership proposition.