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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: 016I
Sold new to Luigi Chinetti, the penultimate Spyder Corsa made its debut in the 24 Hours of Spa but failed to finish. Partnered with Lord Selsdon, with whom Chinetti would later win Le Mans in a 166 MM, Chinetti drove chassis 016I to outright victory in the 1948 Paris 12 Hours. In 1949, the Spyder Corsa was acquired by Briggs Cunningham and as such became the first competition Ferrari to be imported to the United States. Cunningham and others raced the car well in the 1953 season and with considerable success. A very sad side-note in the car's lengthy career was the fatal accident of Sam Collier with the Ferrari at Bridgehampton in September of 1950.

Following its retirement from contemporary racing, the 166 Spyder Corsa joined Cunningham's growing collection of historic cars. For many years, it was displayed in the Cunningham Automotive Museum in Costa Mesa, California. After Cunningham passed away, the entire collection was acquired by another member of the Collier family. He has retained the car his uncle had fatally crashed in ever since. In 2014, the first competition Ferrari to reach the American continent was lovingly restored and displayed at the Cavallino Classic and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


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Last known location Revs Institute for Automotive Research
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