Ferrari's first road car, the 166, featured a potent 2.0-litre Colombo V12 engine and streamlined coupe bodywork
Although Enzo Ferrari set up his own car company in 1940, it wasn't until 1947 that he launched the racing 125. Subsequently available with Touring bodies, they proved to be wonderful machines when partnered with Gioacchino Colombo's jewel-like V12 engine. The 125s were 1.5-litres, while the true road-going 166 was introduced with a 2.0-litre. Available with Pinin Farina, Bertone, Ghia, Vignale and Allemano bodies to complement the most widely known by Touring. Racing credentials were thoroughly proven at Le Mans, where it won in 1949.