This Ferrari hasn’t been seen in public since 1956 when it last raced!
It started life as a 166 MM Touring Barchetta and was converted by Zagato into a Berlinetta in March of 1953.
As a Berlinetta, it continued to race accruing a total of 18 entries from 1950 to 1956.
At this point the V12 engine was long lost and the car was fitted with a Chevrolet small-block V-8
Darrell Westfaul of Tuscaloosa, Alabama then owned and preserved the car from 1966 to 2007 leaving it in the condition you see here. He sold it with the proceeds to benefit the Darrell Oliver Westfaul Endowed Scholarship.
Gooding & Company says over the last two years the original engine has been rebuilt and comes with the car.
Gooding describe the oppurtunity: “This fascinating even-serial-number Ferrari presents its new owner with several exciting options: continue to preserve the car in its current state as a true time capsule from the mid-1960s, or perform an exacting restoration – either in its period Zagato Berlinetta configuration or one that would return the car to its original Barchetta design. Whatever the future holds for this 166 MM, it is a truly significant competition Ferrari that possesses an exceptional international racing history, a fascinating, continuous provenance, and connections to Anderloni, Bertone, and Zagato – three of the most famous names in the history of Italian coachbuilding.”
0046 will be sold at Gooding & Companies Pebble Beach sale on Saturday August 20th with an estimate of $6,000,000 – $8,000,000 USD. More info can be found on their website: http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1950-ferrari-166-mm-berlinetta/