A car described as “the most significant Ferrari in the world” will make an appearance at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, London on 6-8 September. The ex-works 166MM Barchetta (chassis #0008M) was victorious at both the 1949 Mille Miglia and Le Mans 24 Hours – the only car of any marque to have achieved this double.
It will be the highlight of a Ferrari 166 celebration consisting of four 166 Barchettas. These include the 1949 24 Hours of Spa winner (chassis #0010M), which will be shipped over specially from its home in the USA. Next will be the 166MM specially commissioned by Gianni Agnelli of Fiat and Ferrari (chassis #0064M), painted in a distinctive two-tone blue and green scheme (pic right). Finally, the third ever Barchetta built (chassis #0006M) finished sixth at the 1949 Mille Miglia.