-Grey and Mangenta metallic with a Grey leather interior and Grey
carpeting, 2.3 Liter Colombo V12, 4-Speed Manual Transmission,
History from New, Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini, 1
of 13 Bodied by Vignale.
The 195 Inter is the second road going automobile created by
Ferrari. The factory produced 28 examples as a grand tourer version
of the Ferrari 195 S race car. Similar to its predecessor, the 166
Inter, the automobile was unveiled during 1950 ParisMotor Show.
Four Italian coach building companies crafted the final product.
Vignale, Ghia, Touring, and Motto. After a year, the factory moved
onto its successor the 212 Inter, which had almost triple the
production of its younger brother.
Chassis number 0097S was originally sold from the factory to
A.I.C.A.R S.r.l, an International Car and Spare Parts Trade Agency.
The same day the agency received ownership from the factory, it was
sold to its first private owner, Federico Munz. Federico
successfully raced the car on April 15 of '51 at the Coppa
Intereuropa at Monza, Race #112. He finished 4th OA behind
Villoresi and Chiron in larger displacement cars. The car was then
entered in the Miile Miglia, taking place April 29, but did not
start (most likely because it was still recovering from the
After a short quarter of ownership, the car was exported to Geneva,
Switzerland. Andre Canonica became the second private owner to have
the vehicle in his possession. Following the steps of Federico, it
was raced at an airfield in Geneva, Race #1 in the latter half '51,
and placed 1st OA.
After a year of ownership the vehicle was shipped to the US and
resided with Zumbuch's garage. Later in 1955 it was owned by Donald
Lee, the third owner. Under his supervision, the car's body and
engine were damaged in a serious fire but the chassis and all the
running gear were spared.
In the 60's, Donald was ready to part ways. He sold it to an
Attorney in New York, Gary A. Schonwald. Gary attempted to secure
funding for the complete restoration necessary for the vehicle but
it was deemed too expensive to complete. Gary owned a Ferrari 166
Vignale Coupe at the same time. He decided to rebody the 166, which
was originally a Barchetta, and put the beautiful Coupe body with
the 195. He sold the rolling chassis and the Vignale body car to
John H. Baker a UK resident in 1981.
After trading hands between collectors, in 1987 the rolling chassis
and body was sold to noted UK Ferrari collector, Lord Brocket. He
entrusted the 195 Inter to different specialist companies across
the UK for a ground-up concours restoration. To accommodate the
slightly shorter Vignale body, the chassis was correctly shortened
under Brockets ownership. The body was stripped to bare metal and
repainted in a striking two-tone paint scheme of metallic
silver-gray over dark metallic grey, sporting the same color grey
leather interior as seen today. It was first shown in a
semi-completed restoration state at Brocket Hall in 1989. By the
year 1990, the majority of the work had been completed. With all
restoration work finalized in 1993, 0097S was photographed for
Richard Newton's book "Ferrari Concours." Shortly thereafter, Lord
Brocket entered 0097S in the Louis Vuitton Concours held at Parc De
Bagatelle, Paris, France. It won first in class at the Louis
Vuitton Concours and best of show at another FOC Concours shortly
after at Goodwood. During this period, 0097S' engine was that of
0087S, another 195 Inter.
In 1996, 0097S was sold to its next owner, Peter Andersen. He drove
the car during the Ferrari 50th Anniversary Meeting at Rome and
Maranello, Race #17. With attention to detail and proper
maintenance, the restoration which had taken place under Brockets'
ownership truly stood the test of time. It remained with Andersen
until the car transferred ownership once again to a well-known
Ferrari collector based in Connecticut during 2012.
Seeking perfection, between 2017 and 2021, over $300,000 has been
invested to bring 0097S car back to its correct and former glory.
All work was carried out by well-known and respected Ferrari
specialist, Peter Markowski, RPM, Vermont who specializes in 50's
Ferrari's. At this time, the engine from 195 Inter #0087, was
replaced with a Ferrari Certified replacement engine. Due to the
original engine being destroyed in the fire many years before, the
Ferrari Factory's Classiche Certification department was called
upon to duplicate 0097S's original 2.3 Liter Colombo V12 with a
Single Weber Downdraft Carburetor. The 4-speed gearbox is from a
Ferrari 212/225. 0097S was now extremely ready and able to enter
the concours arena once again.
Having been one of the first 100 cars manufactured by Ferrari and
historically significant, 0097S is welcomed at various prestigious
concours throughout the world. Quite some time has passed until its
coming back to the concours arena, winning first in class at the
Louis Vuitton Concours in '93, Best of Show at Ferrari Owners Club
Concours in '93 and The 50th Anni Ferrari in '97, It's new
appearances started with Concours on the Avenue in '17 in Carmel,
The Quail in '19, Cavallino Classic '22, award winner at the
Classic & Sports Sunday at Mar-A-Lago and most recently Best of
Show at the 75th Anni Ferrari in Bridgehampton '22.
Eligible for esteemed events and vintage car rallies such as the
Mille Miglia and Ferrari Cavalcade Classiche, this 195 Inter has no
disappointments whatsoever. Ferrari 195 Inter 0097S is ready for
immediate enjoyment both on the concours circuit as well and on the
road as evidence by our recent road test. Simply put, it is superb
in absolutely every area.
**This 195 Inter is on display in our showroom. We are selling in
partnership with Thomas Hamann - Hamann Classic Cars.