A 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Berlinetta with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring built for Augusto Caraceni of the famed Rome tailoring house will be offered for sale at Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction this weekend.
Augusto’s brother Domenico founded the house of Caraceni in Rome in 1913 and the firm later made suits for the likes of Cary Grant, Clark Gable and Gary Cooper—as well as Gianni Agnelli and Enzo Ferrari himself.
Augusto, who later ran Caraceni’s Paris atelier, was also an avid racer and entered the car in several competitions where it achieved respectable results.
The rare Ferrari is expected to fetch up to $4 million in Arizona, a stunning price for the model.
Caraceni meanwhile still makes some of the world’s finest bespoke suits—but we bet they wished they’d held on to this baby…
- Posted January 13, 2014
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