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1949 Ferrari 166 InterPrice Upon Request

The 4th of only 10 Ferraris bodied by Stabilimenti Farina

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Reference Number 433689

as of 11/6/2017

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Talacrest 2000 AD Ltd  Contact  Location
 Phone  +44 (0)1344 308178  City  Ascot
ASCOT
BERKSHIRE
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 Fax  +44 (0)1344 308178  State  Berkshire
United Kingdom  Mobile  +44(0)7860 589855  Country  United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overview
Car 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter
VIN 021s 
Small Series  21 of 29 
Exterior / Interior Color      Black /      Tan 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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Known History

Comments and history courtesy of Ferrari historian - Marcel Massini:

 

Ferrari 166 Inter Stabilimenti Farina chassis #021 S is one of the oldest Ferraris in existence. It actually is the 11th road car built by Ferrari (they used just odd chassis numbers, starting with 001, then 003, then 005, etc.). You must know that in 1947 the factory produced just 3 cars, in 1948 they built 5 units and in 1949 they built 21 cars. Not more than that! That adds up to a total of just 29 Ferraris manufactured in the first three years. Consequently 021 S is a super rare automobile and with the even more exclusive bodywork by Stabilimenti Farina can be considered a true gem!

 

 

July 1949 Delivered by the factory to first owner A.I.C.A.R. S.r.l. (Agenzia Internazionale Commercio e Ricambi) domiciled in Milan, Italy (International Agency for Automobile and Spare Parts Trading), a company which was later renamed into WI.PU.CO. S.r.l.

 

July 27, 1949 Sold new to the first owner B. Bojiolo, resident in Milan, Italy

 

1949 Sold to Egildo Banfi, resident in Milan, Italy

 

1962 Exported from Italy and sold to Jim Rich, resident in Houston,TX/USA

 

1964 Owned by somebody in Oklahoma, USA

 

1965 Sold to P. G. Palumbo, resident in Ascot, England

 

Registered on English license plates "RRX 700 F"

 

1991 Still owned by Palumbo - Now registered on English license plates "TYP 166"

 

May 6, 1991 For sale at the Sotheby's auction in Monaco, Lot #316, estimated price French Francs FF 1'100'000 to French Francs FF 1'500'000, highest bid was US$ 120'000, not sold

 

February 22, 1996 For sale at the Brooks auction at Olympia, London, England, sold for GB Pounds 64'200

 

March 1996 Sold to John Collins' Talacrest Ltd., Egham, England

 

April 1997 Color featured in the English magazine "Classic & Sportscar"

 

February 1998 For sale by Talacrest Ltd., England, asking price US$ 199'000

 

March 1998 Sold by Talacrest to Massimo Rossi

 

Registered on Swiss license plates "VD 40862"

 

May 25-28, 2000 Driven in the Mille Miglia by Rossi and co-driver Costa on race #158

 

May 6-9, 2004 Driven in the Mille Miglia by Sunden-Sunden on race #365

 

January 2015 Bought by John Collins Talacrest Ltd