1948 Ferrari 166 Scaglietti Prototype sells for €2,960,400

Ferrari 014I, like all early Ferraris has a unique history.

It started as life as a 166 Spyder Corsa with cycle wing bodywork and was campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari in 1948.

For the 1949 season it was sold to Giampiero Bianchetti who continued to campaign it in Italy and had it modified in 1951 with a new nose.

According to Francesco Scaletti from Ferrari Classiche the car was then stored with Ferrari from 1953 to 1955.

Ferrari then sent the unused car to Scaglietti who rebodied it in what can only be described as a 500TR prototype. It was a sucess and the subsequent 500TR and 600TRC used similar coachwork from Scaglietti.

At Rétromobile, Artcurial presented 014I in absolutely original condition including its imitation python seat upholstery.

It sold for €2,960,400.

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