Saturday, 18 March 2017

I Knew If I Waited Long Enough,

one would come up for auction,

 a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Touring, 

for the technical, it produces 140 bhp, from a 1,995 cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber 36 DCF carburetors, it has five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with transverse leaf springs, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes, 

and a nice history, 

  • The 27th of 32 166 MM examples built; the 23rd of 25 Touring Barchettas
  • Owned and raced by future Scuderia Ferrari driver Eugenio Castellotti
  • Competed in the Mille Miglia in 1951 and 1953
  • Veteran of the Pebble Beach Road Races
  • Decorated concours career, including five appearances at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
  • Winner of the coveted Hans Tanner Trophy
  • Multiple Platinum Awards at Cavallino Classic, the FCA National Meet, and Concorso Italiano
  • Owned by FCA Chief Judge Ed Gilbertson for over two decades
  • Maintained by some of the niche’s most discerning collectors
  • Extraordinarily original and matching numbers throughout
  • Ferrari Classiche certified

all I need to do now is find my cheque book, if you want to bid for it too have a look here, happy bidding!

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