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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1948 - 1950
Numbers built:25 (all barchettas)
Introduced at:1948 Turin Motor Show
Designed by:Touring
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 19, 2015
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Chassis 0002M Completed in the fall of 1948, chassis 0002M was the very first 166 MM Touring Barchetta. Built for that year's Turin Motor Show, it was more luxuriously appointed than the subsequent competition cars. Following its show duties, the prototype was acquired by Thomas S. Lee. F>>>

Chassis 0006M Sold new to Giovanni Vaccari, this early 166 MM Touring Barchetta made its competition debut in the 1949 Mille Miglia where it finished sixth in class. Later in the year, it won best of show at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. In 1951, it was raced at the Mille Miglia a>>>

Chassis 0008M Built for the works team, this 166 MM Touring Barchetta was driven to a debut victory in the 1949 Mille Miglia by Clemente Biondetti and Ettore Salani. It was subsequently sold to Lord Selsdon, who with Luigi Chinetti doing most of the driving, won that year's 24 Hours of Le>>>

Chassis 0010M Ferrari's second works entry for the 1949 Mille Miglia, this example was driven by Piero Taruffi and Sergio Nicolini but failed to finish. It was sold soon after to Luigi Chinetti, who drove it to an outright win in the Spa 24 Hours that year along with Jean Lucas. Chinetti >>>

Chassis 0014M Completed in the spring of 1949, chassis 0014M was sold to a Dutch gentleman racer through Ferrari's dealership in Brussels. It was raced in the Spa 24 Hours and in the 1950 Monthlery 12 Hours but with little success. In 1951, the 166 MM Touring Barchetta was sold to Sweden >>>

Chassis 0020M Although fitted with a more luxuriously interior, much like the very first 166 MM Barchetta, this chassis was extensively raced during its early years. Among the various outings were two unsuccessful entries in the Targa Florio. Chassis 0020M remained in Italy until was acqu>>>

Chassis 0022M Bought new by noted Italian gentleman racer Giannino Marzotto, chassis 0022M was successfully campaigned in hillclimbs. Its second owner had it extensively raced during 1951 and 1952 by the likes of Clemente Biondetti. Following many of its sister cars across the Atlantic, t>>>

Chassis 0024M Sold new to the Automobile Club of Argentina, this Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta has a very colourful history. Following its racing career, it was re-bodied by Vignale with a coupe body in 1953. In this guise it was sold to the United States where it was fitted with a sma>>>

Chassis 0034M Completed early in 1950, this 166 MM Touring Barchetta was sold new to the Scuderia Marzotto. Several members of the Marzatto family raced the car in a wide variety of events, winning hill-climbs, scoring a class victory during the 1951 Mille Miglia and taking an outright vi>>>

Chassis 0040M A Ferrari works car for the 1950 season, chassis 0040M made its unsuccessful debut in the Targa Florio, driven by Luigi Villoresi. At the following month's Mille Miglia, it was fatally crashed and once repaired ran off the road again later in the year. The car was then retur>>>

Chassis 0044M Passing through various Italian hands, chassis 0040M was extensively raced for several seasons during the early 1950s. Emilio Giletti was particularly successful with the car, scoring several wins in minor events. Following many decades in hibernation, the 166 MM Touring Bar>>>

Chassis 0050M Bought new by Porfirio Rubirosa, this 166 MM Touring Barchetta was entered for the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it failed to finish. The legendary Dominican diplomat retained the car until 1953, when he traded the car in for a 166 MM/53. To avoid having to pay customs, he>>>

Chassis 0056M Completed early in the summer of 1950, this 166 MM Touring Barchetta was sold new to a Portuguese gentleman racer. Raced in minor events, the car remained in Portugal until well into the 1960s. It was eventually sold to South Africa and chassis 0056M was acquired by the curr>>>

Chassis 0058M Through Braida & Co., this example was sold new to future Ferrari works driver Eugenio Castellotti. He extensively campaigned the car during its early life, winning several minor races. By 1953, chassis 0058M, like so many of its contemporaries, was sold to the United States>>>

Chassis 0064M One of the very last of the original 166 MMs produced, this example was finished by Touring with a Barchetta body for a particularly important client; Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli. He owned the two-tone metallic blue and green Ferrari for less than two years as it wa>>>

Chassis 0068M The very last 166 MM Touring Barchetta built, chassis 0068M was completed in July of 1950. Finished in French racing Blue, it was campaigned extensively by Lucien Farnaud, who entered the car in 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix, which was held for sports ca>>>

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