Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export Uovo 1950 for sale




To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sotheby’s Monterey event, August 18-19, 2017.
Perhaps one of the most compelling and recognizable coachbuilt Ferraris of the Enzo era, the “Uovo” will be a clear highlight of this year’s Monterey auction week. Boasting one-off coachwork from Carrozzeria Fontana and lovingly nicknamed “Uovo” for its very distinctive egg-shaped bodywork, it has remained a significant part of Ferrari lore for decades.

Giannino Marzotto specifically commissioned Fontana of Padova and the famous sculptor Franco Reggani to create a streamlined body style for maximum efficiency and performance. The resulting “Uovo” bodywork and underlying Ferrari chassis and drivetrain quickly proved to be quite competitive. The Uovo held the lead of the 1951 Mille Miglia and Giro di Sicilia before it was forced to retire, and it can be argued that the car likely would have won the race had it not been sidelined. It finally stood on the first step of the podium at the Coppa Toscana, confirming its great engineering.

Raced at the Mille Miglia the following year, the Uovo ran a number of other events in Italy with Scuderia Marzotto, as well as in California in the 1950s. Acquired by its owner in 1986, it is a veteran of multiple Mille Miglia Storica and has also spent time on display in the Museo Enzo Ferrari. Not seen publically for many years, it remains highly eligible for a number of vintage racing and concours events.

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Auction: RM Sotheby's 2017: Monterey
Seller: RM Sotheby's
Location: UNITED STATES
Phone: +1 519-352-4575
   
   
   
   
   
 

Details for Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export Uovo 1950 for sale

Make: Ferrari
Type: 166 MM/212 Export Uovo
Coach:
Year: 1950
Price: Auction
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Advert ID: 223528

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