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1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe

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1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe with Touring Coachwork s/n 015S, Engine no. 015S Carrozzeria Touring no. 3190 Red with Tan Leather Interior At the 1948 Turin Motor Show, Enzo Ferrari, by then 50 years of age, stood on the platform anxious about unveiling his new 166 series cars. Ferrari had already established himself as a formidable contender in racing, but he needed more resources to advance future competition efforts. Ready to build and sell production cars for public use, Ferrari designed a twin longitudinal tube chassis, enlisting Gilco to fabricate it, then ship it to Touring where the patented Superleggera coachwork would be assembled, finished, and applied to the chassis. Available in both the more comprehensively finished Inter or the more minimalistic MM forms, the 166 was powered by a 2 liter Colombo-designed V12 engine, backed by what was then virtually unheard of: a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension was by independent front double wishbone and transverse semi-elliptic spring suspension with hydraulic dampers, and a live rear axle with longitudinal semi-elliptic spring rear suspension with anti-roll bar and hydraulic dampers. Braking was managed via 4 wheel drums. Although the 1


left-hand-drive 1949 ferrari 166 inter coupe red 2-door 5-speed leather metallic rhd restored v12 italian fast rwd supercar petrol 2wd

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