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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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 1947 159. 002  

Many don't believe that 01C and 02C's original chassis were recycled by Ferrari.

002 not 002C was the third Ferrari built, the winner of The Turin GP, has its original chassis/engine/gearbox which was 125/159/166 and now is back to 159.
It is the oldest surviving Ferrari existent with continuous providence from iinception period.

You are correct that it has been rebodied over the years and is now in it's Turin GP Winning Livery.

 016I DREAMIN'  
As a teenager, I spent many pleasurable days (!) at Briggs Cunningham's in Costa Mesa. Of course, I was attracted to the race cars. Soon I had endeared myself to the museum curator, John Burgess.
Mr. Burgess enjoyed my company and desire to learn. 016I was a favorite. A flying cigar with wheels, I often sat in the cockpit imagining myself, leather helmet bound, flying through the corner of the Mille. I still remember how amazed I was that it was an undesirable car. Of course, in the mid to late '60s no one was collecting race cars like they would in the next or following decades.
John raveled in sharing histories and facts about the cars in the collection. Later, in the early '70s, as an engineering student at UC Irvine, I struggled with math as how it applied to my car passion. It was a "self-pity" day at the collection that I met Briggs Cunningham. I shared my "struggle" with him. He had me sit in the Bugatti Royale and turn the steering wheel. I was amazed at how easily it spun and how quickly from lock-to-lock. Mr. Cunningham said, "That's what a good engineer can do."
I miss those days, those cars, and those men.

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