- Unique - only Vignale Berlinetta made - Very early car - the 37th Ferrari made - Eligible for just about any event
Ferrari made its debut in 1947 with the Tipo 125S and started business by offering its cars for sale to the public. In the following year, this car had a major evolution to become the famous 166 series. The 166 Inter is a Grand Touring road car and many famous coachbuilders in Italy have created special elegant bodies on its running chassis. One of the most well known of its kind is this 166 Inter Coupe by Vignale. Vignale is the name of the famed carrozzeria (coachbuilder) Alfredo Vignale. The design of this coupe was the collaboration of Alfredo and the up and coming stylist of the time, Giovanni Michelotti. Together they made many special bodies for Ferrari and these cars were loved by connoisseurs, as they continue to be to this day.
This car is a unique unmolested, Michelotti designed, aluminium bodied sports Berlinetta with coachwork by Vignale. All original drivetrain with jewel-like two litre V12 overhead cam alloy engine. Believed 37th production Ferrari built. Period competition history. Suitable museum or pride of private collection. Unique - only one Vignale Berlinetta made.
This is the third time we have owned this very special car - a rare opportunity.
Eligible for just about any event.
1950 September 15th delivered to first owner - Inico Bernabei, Rome, Italy 1951 - Owner in France Competed in the Liege-Sofia-Liege Rally 1959 - Fred Herdeen, Long Island, USA 1976 - Al Meyer, Port Washington, USA (restored) 1995 - Zimbabwe 1998 - Offered by Talacrest Ltd - the first time we owned this car 1998 - Pierangelo Masselli, Italy 2002 - Competed on Mille Miglia with Masselli/Mingarelli - #309 2003 - Competed on Mille Miglia with Masselli/Mingarelli - #316 2009 - Ferrari Racing Days & Hublot Concours d'Elegance, Suzuka 2012 - Ferrari Racing Days & Hublot Concours d'Elegance, Suzuka 2013 - Acquired by Talacrest from Japan Sold to new owner 2021 - Acquired by Talacrest
Video below taken when we last owned the car in 2013: