Thursday, 16 January 2014

166 Inter-Sport Corsa

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Hot on the heels of the Oblin 166MM is this, another 166. It's a 1948 model, an Inter-Sport Corsa, and is one of just nine such models built by Ferrari in that year.
The first five years of its life were spent racing in a typically hair-on-fire manner, after which point it received the body you see today, lovingly hammered together at the Scaglietti workshop. The barchetta body is a one-off, and it wears the patina of sixty-odd years of enthusiastic use with some pride. It's never been restored, wearing its original racing chassis, and it looks gloriously worn-in. The seats are a saucy snakeskin, the interior floors are masterfully battle-worn, and that bakelite gear-knob is a work of art. A wonderful little slice of Modenese history, this.

Spotted at Salon Privé 2013 - click here for more photos.

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