One of the first Ferraris ever built goes on sale… for £750,000

December 19, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

One of the first Ferraris ever built was today put up for sale for £750,000.

The 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe is a one-off model believed to have been the 37th road car to have left the Italian car maker’s factory.

It is the UK’s third oldest Ferrari and a perfect addition to a classic car enthusiast’s collection.

One of the first Ferraris ever built which has been put up for sale for £750,000

One of the first Ferraris ever built which has been put up for sale for £750,000

The 166 is powered by a 2-litre V12 engine developing a modest 140bhp – giving it a 0-60mph time of around ten seconds and a top speed of 105mph.

It is being offered by Ascot-based Talacrest for £750,000 – with boss John Collins describing it as “a great investment”.

Mr Collins sold the car in 1998 for £129,000 with the prices for classic Ferraris going through the roof over the past decade.

The 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe is understood to be the 37th car to have left the sports car firm'€™s factory in Italy

The 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe is understood to be the 37th car to have left the sports car firm’€™s factory in Italy

The vehicle is the third oldest Ferrari in the UK and the earliest model by the firm for sale anywhere in the world

The vehicle is the third oldest Ferrari in the UK and the earliest model by the firm for sale anywhere in the world

He said: “The design of this coupe was the collaboration of Alfredo Vignale 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 model is unique and unmolested and would be perfect in a museum or in a private collection.

The 166 is powered by a 2-litre V12 engine developing a modest 140bhp - giving it a 0-60mph time of around ten seconds and a top speed of 105mph

The 166 is powered by a 2-litre V12 engine developing a modest 140bhp – giving it a 0-60mph time of around ten seconds and a top speed of 105mph

The plush cream leather interior inside the car, which was sold in 1998 for just over £100k but has rocketed in value since

The plush cream leather interior inside the car, which was sold in 1998 for just over £100k but has rocketed in value since

“It is truly lovely and is because of its age it is eligible for all classic car events.”

Ferrari built its first road car, the 125, in 1947 with this model delivered new to Italian Inico Bernabei in September 1950.

Over the next 62-years it has been based in the UK, USA, France and even Zimbabwe with its most recent owner being a Japanese businessman.

Category: Auto

Add your comment

Libellous and abusive comments are not allowed. Please read our House Rules

For information about privacy and cookies please read our Privacy Policy