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166 MM 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 1949 #22

166 MM
24 HOURS OF LE MANS 1949 #22
Scale: 1:43
Collection: GT & Sport
Limited Edition: no more than 10,000 pieces
The 166 MM, spider/barchetta, is the first Ferrari sports car and was officially introduced at the Turin salon in 1948. Barchetta, in Italian, means little boat. Weight and wind-resistance were kept to a minimum, and any unnecessary equipment or decoration was sacrificed to performance. Typically handmade in aluminum on a tubular frame, the classic Barchetta body is devoid of bumpers or weather equipment such as canvas top or sidescreens. The MM in the car’s designation stands for Mille Miglia, the race Ferrari won in 1945. Only 46 cars were made until 1953. Top speed was 220 km/h.
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The 166 MM, spider/barchetta, is the first Ferrari sports car and was officially introduced at the Turin salon in 1948. Barchetta, in Italian, means little boat. Weight and wind-resistance were kept to a minimum, and any unnecessary equipment or decoration was sacrificed to performance. Typically handmade in aluminum on a tubular frame, the classic Barchetta body is devoid of bumpers or weather equipment such as canvas top or sidescreens. The MM in the car’s designation stands for Mille Miglia, the race Ferrari won in 1945. Only 46 cars were made until 1953. Top speed was 220 km/h.

On June 26, 1949 the 166 MM won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, driven by Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon. During that race, Chinetti drove for 22 of 24 hours. It was the first time Ferrari took part to the Le Mans competition. Don’t miss the 1:43rd reproduction of a model so vital to Ferrari’s history!
 
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