Ferrari 195 Inter (1950) #0113S

Racing victories aside, the real purpose of the 195 Inter was to provide a suitable mount for the exquisite artistry of Ghia, Vignale, Touring and others. Its longer wheelbase and increased power output made it ideally suited to the task.

Originally finished in white, chassis 0113S was ordered with the triple Weber carburettor (type 36 DCF 3) set up and the elaborate and very stylish Jaeger instruments. The car was completed on 11 December, 1950 and delivered new to Franco Cornacchia's company WI.PU.CO., S.r.l. in Milan, Italy. In June of the following year, the Ferrari 195 was sold to the first private owner, Alfonso Scimé.

While Alfonso Scimé owned the car, the front and rear of the 195 Inter were extensively modified. Scimé customised new fenders, headlights, grille and bumper, along with a modified C-pillar. This was more than likely done to give the car a more modern look. From period photographic documentation of the car, it is clear that the modifications were performed prior to 1959 and so commissioned by the first owner.

After being in single ownership for 30 years, this unique car was purchased by the current owner in 2018 who enlisted Barkaways to carry out a complete bare metal restoration on the car. Taking it back to its originally documented colour of white, almost everything on the car has been rebuilt including the engine, gearbox and suspension.

As one of only about 35 Ferraris ever bodied by Carrozzeria Ghia and 28 195 Inter Coupés, 0113S represents one of the most rare remaining examples of an early coachbuilt road-going Ferrari.