So we mention all the time how the Ferrari market is out of control and the post war sport cars are really what the collector car market is all about these days. So in light of this it is tough to find great post war cars that really shine through the rest, but here is a car, again from the RM sale, that is just fantastic: the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Touring. To start, the Touring coachwork is just beautiful and to add to the beauty of this car, its provenance is incredible as well which really puts this car over the top. We just want to note that these 166 MM’s look like pretty good sized cars in photos, but in real life they are actually quite compact which means that Ferrari V12 doesn’t have to carry too much weight which also means you can go really fast!
This particular car was owned and raced by Eugenio Castellotti, competed in the Mille Miglia in 1950-1953, competed in period at the Pebble Beach road races, and later in life has won multiple awards including at the famed Ferrari show Cavallino and Ferrari Club of America national meets. Oh and its Ferrari Classiche certified, whatever that means to you.
Overall the car is really an incredible car with really good history. The restoration looks to be immaculate and very correctly done throughout the entire car. Red looks great on this car of course. It can be found here on the RM Sotheby’s website with a pre-auction estimate of $8,000,000-$10,000,000. We believe this car should bring within that estimate because of its wonderfully restored condition and most of all because of its originality and great history. Check back tomorrow to see what’s next!