This 166S Berlinetta by Allemano was first registered to the Scuderia Ferrari in 1948. It has been raced by great names like Clemente Biondetti, Giuseppe Navone, Giampiero Bianchetti, Giulio Sala and Luigi Musso.
The 166 was the culmination of Ferrari's early racing and development. It achieved unprecedented competition successes that formed the foundation of the Ferrari legend.
The original 1 1/2 liter Ferrari 125 V12 was successful but postwar racing regulations soon adopted a two liter limit for Formula 2. Ferrari increased the 125's 55x52.5mm bore and stroke to 60mm bore and 58.8mm stroke, bringing the Ferrari V12 to nearly the optimum two-liter displacement: 166.25 cc per cylinder, 1,995 cc in all.
First produced for Scuderia Ferrari with cycle fendered Spider Corsa bodies adaptable to both Formula 2 and sports car competition, Ferrari also built two long wheelbase (2620mm) 166 Sports, one of which was this coupe by Allemano. Clemente Biondetti and Giuseppe Navone drove the car to a stunning overall victory in the 1948 Mille Miglia.
After a road accident the car was rebuilt by Carrozzeria Colli in Milan, receiving a newly styled front end, and was painted dark red. Later it was crashed again and was scrapped. The engine and gearbox went to chassis #0205EL.
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