Paleis Het Loo Concours Sees Vintage Ferraris
For the 11th time, the Royal Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, was the venue for the bi-annual Concours d’Elegance, on June 21 and 22, 2014.
There were two Ferraris in the Gentleman Sportscars Class which competed against eleven other 50/60s sports cars for the Class trophy.
One entry was the Dutch owned 212 Inter Ghia Coupe, s/n 0225 EL, from Anthony Hertzberger, which was originally bought by his father in 1953 and came back to the Hertzberger family in 2013 after previous owners in the USA and Italy. The car had gone to the USA, lost its engine to a Chevy V-8, went back to the Netherlands, back to the USA and finally back to the Netherlands where it had engine #0237 installed. A bare metal restoration was completed at the end of 2013 in Italy and the car also received its first original Dutch license plate PD-88-78.
The Class winner (below) was another Ferrari entered, the 250 Europa, s/n 0351 EU, which was the 20th and last Pinin Farina bodied 250 Europa in 1954, now owned by Ian Proudfoot from the UK. It was primarily a USA car, with only a few owners while in the States.
Also seen (above) was the 212 Inter Coupe Pinin Farina, s/n 0269 EU, first owned by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. It also has its original plate number of AA-13.
Source: Info and images from Hugo Garritsen – firstname.lastname@example.org