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  Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1947 - 1948
Numbers built:8
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 19, 2014
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Chassis: 002C
Completed in 1947, this is one of the very first Ferraris built and the earliest surviving example. In 159 S specification, it was driven to victory in the Circuit di Valentino by Raymond Sommer. In January of 1948, it was sold to Gabriele & Soave Besana, who raced it for the better part of two seasons. In subsequent ownership, the Spyder Corsa was re-bodied by Motto with full-width roadster coachwork. In 1951, it was sold to the United States and passed through the hands of several noted collectors like Stanley Nowak and Anthony Bamford.

Canadian collector David Cohen acquired chassis 002C in 1978 and had it meticulously restored to Spyder Corsa configuration, using a brand new body. He subsequently showed and campaigned the oldest surviving Ferrari at various events. Cohen sold the car in 1995 and following a spell in the collections of David Sydorick and Jean-Pierre Slavic, it was acquired at auction by a New York based collector in 2004. In the following years, he re-restored the car to its original 159 S specification. In addition to regularly using 002C on the road, he has also shown it at several events.


Chassis details
Last known location James Glickenhaus Collection
Appearances

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2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering
2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering
2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2006 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2002 Bonhams Gstaad Auction
2002 Bonhams Gstaad Auction 2002 Bonhams Gstaad Auction 2002 Bonhams Gstaad Auction 2002 Bonhams Gstaad Auction
2002 Bonhams Gstaad Auction

  Article Image gallery (56) Chassis (3) 002C Specifications User Comments (2)