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Collectors Corner - Ferrari 166 Sport


Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

Ferrari 166 Sport Touring Coupe s/n 005S

 

The 166 Sport was the closed body “road-going” version of the 166 Spider Corsa, and as such had a lower state of tune engine, normally with only a single twin choke Weber 32 DCF carburettor, as opposed to the triple carburettor set up of the “competition” car. The model was built during 1948, and it is believed that a total of three examples were constructed in the odd chassis number range 001S – 005S, the first two having Allemano coupe bodywork, and the final model a coupe body by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. The latter car was shown at the 1948 Turin Salon, and is believed to be the oldest “road-going” Ferrari in existence. It has been in Italian ownership all its life, and is frequently on display in the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello. The previous two Allemano bodied cars are both understood to have been destroyed and scrapped during the fifties. An Allemano coupe bodied example won the 1948 Mille Miglia road race, driven by Biondetti/Navone, a result that brought international recognition to the young Italian company.



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Technical Specification

Engine

60 degr. V12, longitudinal, alloy block & cylinder heads

Timing Gear

2 valves per cylinder, single overhead camshaft per bank

Bore & Stroke

60mm x 58mm then 60mm x 58.8mm

Unitary Displacement

166 cc then 166.25 cc

Total Displacement

1992 cc then 1995 cc

Compression Ratio

7.5 : 1

Maximum Power

80 bhp at 6000 rpm

Transmission

Dry single plate clutch, 5 speed + reverse gearbox

Chassis

Elliptical-section steel tubes

Front Suspension

Independent with transverse leaf spring and hydraulic shock absorbers

Rear Suspension

Rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheelbase

2420 mm

Front Track

1250 mm

Rear Track

1200 mm

Kerb Weight

Approx. 800 kgs

Fuel Tank

72 litres


Keith Bluemel
11/2007