Two Uber-Rare Ferraris Come Out Of Hiding …Hitting Auction Block At RM’s Amelia Island
Two extremely rare Ferraris are going up for grabs at RM’s Amelia Island auction next month. One is a ‘53 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe with Vignale coachwork (s/n 0267 EU) while the other is a 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta.
Though both vehicles are coming from the same collection, that of Larry Nicklin (former car designer and a founding member of the Ferrari Club of America), the condition of these two works varies greatly. In ‘extremely original’ condition, the ‘53 212 Inter Coupe is just now emerging after decades in storage, but has complete documentation dating back to its debut at the 1953 Turin Motor Show. Its pre-auction estimate is $375k – $550k.
Already restored, the eccentric looking 340 Mexico is one of only three 340 coupes ever built (a mere one droptop was produced). Also equipped with full documentation from new, this particular 340 has extensive racing pedigree which includes La Carrera Panamericana and Mille Miglia. Estimates have this example at a whopping $2,750,000 to $3,500,000.