Image credits: © Ferrari.

1949 Ferrari 166MM

[I]Maranello - The 77th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race is to have a high profile guest starter. At 15.00 on June 13th next, in fact, Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo will give the official start signal for the most prestigious endurance race in the motor racing world.

Mr Montezemolo was invited to Le Mans by Automobile Club de l'Ouest President Jean-Claude Plassart to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first of Maranello's nine overall 24 Hour Race victories, which came courtesy of the 166 MM of Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon in 1949.

'I am delighted to be given the opportunity to start a race that has made motor racing history and has such strong links with Ferrari. Our Scuderia has delivered some unforgettable achievements on this circuit,' declared Montezemolo. 'The Le Mans 24 Hour Race is synonymous with technologically-advanced sporting competition and has always been a focus of great attention on our part.'

In addition to the nine overall wins clocked up between 1949 and 1965 (the latter thanks to Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory in the 250 LM), Ferrari has also taken numerous class victories in the French race, the most recent of which was delivered in 2008 by the F430 GT of the Risi Competizione team. A total of 10 Maranello berlinettas will be lined out at the start by eight private teams on June 13th this year.

Also on hand at the circuit will be the GES Director Stefano Domenicali, a further demonstration of Maranello's continuing interest in this classic race. In his role as Chairman of the FIAT Group, Montezemolo will also be marking another special anniversary at Le Mans as it was 40 years ago, in September 1968, that the late Gianni Agnelli also started the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

Source - Ferrari

Related Reading : Ferrari 166 History

Clemente Biondetti and Count Igor Troubetzkoy won the Targa Florio on April 3rd of 1948, marking Ferraris first major international win. The car was a closed Berlinetta Ferrari 166 and would later capture a victory at Italys most important race, the Mille Miglia in 1948. The Ferrari 166 was officially introduced at the Turin Salon in September of 1948. The body was courtesy of Touring utilizing....
Continue Reading >>

Related Reading : Ferrari 166 History

It was in 1948 when the newly formed Italian automobile company named Ferrari began selling a promising sports car named the 166. The two seater sports car featured a 12-cylinder engine mounted in the front and supplying over 100 horsepower to the rear wheels. The engine was just under two-liters in size and had a unitary displacement of 166 cc, thus, the evolution of the model name. Production would....
Continue Reading >>

1949 Vehicle Profiles

1949 Ferrari 166MM vehicle information

Barchetta
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0024M

The normal strategy for many car manufacturers can be summed up in one statement: 'What wins at the track on Sunday will sell in the showroom on Monday'. Nowhere was this strategy more evident than with Ferrari's 166. Ferrari's 166MM became the compa....[continue reading]

1949 Ferrari 166MM vehicle information

Barchetta
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0010M

Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta with chassis number 0010M and engine number 0008M has had a brilliant racing and show-car career. It was first brought to the Mille Miglia in 1949 where it was piloted by Piero Taruffi and Serio Nicolini who were drivi....[continue reading]

1949 Ferrari 166MM vehicle information

Barchetta
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0052M

Summary
This is the only unrestored example of Ferrari's rare 166 Mille Miglia Touring Barchetta, or 'little boat.' Just 25 Barchettas were built with the 2-liter V12 engine, and they were very successful, winning at the Mille Miglia and Le....[continue reading]

1949 Ferrari 166MM vehicle information

Barchetta
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0020M
Engine Num: 0018M

The eighth Barchetta (serial 0020M, engine 0018M) has a 'lusso' or luxury interior and was completed in May 1949. This Barchetta has an early, but not fully documented racing history. It raced in the Targa Florio in Sicily in April 1950, but did not ....[continue reading]

1949 Ferrari 166MM vehicle information

Barchetta
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0022M
Engine Num: 0020M

This Barchetta (serial 0022M, engine 0020M) was completed in May 1949. It was the 9th of 25 built. Sold in August it became the first Ferrari shown at a concours; this lusso Barchetta appeared at the concours d'Elegance lido in Venice in September 19....[continue reading]

1949 Ferrari 166MM vehicle information

Barchetta
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0008M
Engine Num: 0006M

In March 1948, Enzo Ferrari ordered a new body from Carrozzeria Touring for his new open sports car the 166 MM. Touring's stylist Federico Formenti and Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni presented a scale model adapted from an earlier design for BMW whic....[continue reading]

Barchetta by Touring
Chassis #: 0024M 
Barchetta by Touring
Chassis #: 0010M 
Barchetta by Touring
Chassis #: 0052M 
Barchetta by Touring
Chassis #: 0020M 
Barchetta by Touring
Chassis #: 0022M 
Barchetta by Touring
Chassis #: 0008M 


Concepts by Ferrari



Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)

Related Automotive News

The Most Significant Ferrari In The World Joins The 166MM Celebration At Concours Of Elegance

The Most Significant Ferrari In The World Joins The 166MM Celebration At Concours Of Elegance

The most significant Ferrari in the world, a 166MM Barchetta victorious at both the 1949 Mille Miglia and Le Mans 24 Hours, will be the highlight of a 166 celebration at Concours of Elegance Set to...
Ferrari Museum Celebrates Scuderia Ferrari's Landmark Anniversary With The '90 Years Exhibition'

Ferrari Museum Celebrates Scuderia Ferrari's Landmark Anniversary With The '90 Years Exhibition'

Hypercars the story of Ferraris technological evolution told through milestone cars Maranello, xx May 2019 – One of the great iconic names in motorsport with the power to unite an entire...
Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas At The Company's 15Th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas At The Company's 15Th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

These three cars showcase Ferraris lineage of competition GT cars. Selections include the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTBC, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, and the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM195 S Berlinetta...
Ferrari: Under The Skin

Ferrari: Under The Skin

15 November 2017 - 15 April 2018 Major exhibition announced by the Design Museum in London to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari £140M worth of Ferraris featured in exhibition displaying ca...

1956 Argentine Grand Prix: Least in the Kingdom is Greater

Speaking of the power of humility, the Bible says the least, within the context of the world, if they follow Gods commands, shall be greater than those considered great. To say that Luigi Musso was...
Historic Jaguar D-Type Leads Growing List of Significant Entries for RM's Monterey Sale

Historic Jaguar D-Type Leads Growing List of Significant Entries for RM's Monterey Sale

RM Auctions building towards a spectacular roster of cars for its flagship Monterey sale held during the famous Pebble Beach Concours dElegance motoring week, August 16–17, in California Histori...

© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.