|In August 2017 the one off 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export “Uovo” by Fontana headed to auction as a featured lot in RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale. Chassis 024MB didn’t begin life as a custom-bodied Ferrari. Instead, the chassis originally wore a Barchetta body from Touring, and was first powered by a 2.0-liter V-12 rated at 140 horsepower. |
A later 2.6-liter V-12 from a Ferrari 212 Export, equipped with triple Weber carburetors, produced 185 horsepower.
|Though initially shunned by Enzo Ferrari, l’Uovo was invited to participate in Ferrari’s 50th anniversary celebration, held in 1997, and was briefly displayed at the Enzo Ferrari Museum.|
|The August Monterey auction represented the first time in over 30 years this Ferrari has been offered to the public. The car made $ 4.8m|