Sunday, December 31, 2017

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export "Uovo" by Fontana

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