195 Inter Coupé at Ferrari/RM Sotheby’s Auction
On September 9, at the Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione in Maranello, RM will auction chassis number 0081 S, the first of 25 195 chassis produced, and one of just three bodied by the renowned Milanese coachbuilder Touring. Distinctive features included a lack of the usual Superleggera script on the hood, as well as small Italian lights, similar to those on early barchettas. In April 1951, the car, finished in its original hue of Oro Metallizzato, was shown by Franco Cornacchia’s Societá Agenzia Internazionale Commerciale Auto Ricambi (AICAR) on behalf of Ferrari at the 33rd Turin Motor Show at the Parco Valentino. Afterwards, the following month, it was sold by Carrozzeria Superleggera Aerlux of Milan to second owner Giuseppe Fiocchi. Fiocchi kept the car for a little over three years before passing it to third owner Francesco Nissotti of Adria-Rovigo. It was sold two years later, in October 1955, to American serviceman Donald Maynard, who returned with it to the United States in 1959. Several further owners followed.
In 1974 the car was sold to Richard Little of Sudbury, Massachusetts, who began but never completed an exhaustive restoration. The Ferrari was sold by Mr. Little’s family in 2005, and the following year passed to two enthusiasts in California, then to Richard Martin, who had it fully restored by Terry Scarborough over a two-year period. It appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2008, was awarded a Platinum award at the 2009 Cavallino Classic and was then shown at The Quail in 2010.
Now repainted a beautiful dark blue, this lovely, authentic, well-known Turin show car ranks among the most attractive closed early Ferraris, and it would be a superb entrant to either Concours field or prestigious rally events around the world.
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.
For more information, please visit RM Sotheby’s at https://www.rmsothebys.com.
Please note that there is no general admission to the auction or the preview; attendees must be registered bidders.
See Cavallinos 97 and 101 for additional information on s/n 0081 S.