It was made in an era when Lamborghini made tractors, this 1949 Inter Coupe Ferrari could be the Holy Grail for any passionate collector. It was made only three copies in 1947, and an additional five pieces next year, while the rest of the 21 cars were made later, but this is the oldest Ferrari in Britain. The vehicle is also 11th car for roads that Ferrari made, chassis number 21, and if this doesn’t make sense, you should know that the Italians used odd numbers and start with 001.
What makes it even more exclusive is the fact it is the fourth of the ten cars that came with Stabilimenti Farina bodywork and in addition to being a very old, its history is well-documented and moving from the first owner who has lived in Milan, Italy, and who bought it on 27 July 1949 and sold the same year.
During the 1962, Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe Stabilimenti Farina, the full name of this model, was transferred to Houston in the United States, where two years later it was transferred to Oklahoma, and thereafter at Ascot, England, where it was purchased by P. G. Palumbo.
Sotheby’s offered it in 1991 at an auction in Monaco, where it didn’t find a buyer, but five years later, however, went for $83,000.
After that the car was sold three times, from 1996 to 1998, when it registered to the Swiss number plates and driven at the Mille Miglia twice. Current owner owns it since January 2015 and is now seeking a new owner. Talacrest is in charge of finding a new home for this Inter Coupe and will be happy to answer any questions.