Ferrari 166 Inter Coupé Touring
Het type 166 is het tweede model dat Enzo Ferrari op de markt brengt, nadat hij in 1947 zijn eigen sport- en racewagenfabriek in Maranello is begonnen.
This so-called ‘Aerlux’ coupé with its distinctive Plexiglas roof is one of the earliest Ferraris. The coachwork was designed by Touring of Milan who applied the ‘Superleggera’ system. Hereby the aluminium bodywork was welded to a lightweight tubular steel framework.
This is the ninth Ferrari 166 produced. The car was launched in Paris in 1949 and bought by the French enthusiast Jean Renaldo. In 1951 he won a race in Orléans with this Ferrari and took part in the Tour de France Automobile that same year. In 1952 Renaldo won the GT Grand Prix at Albi, as well as a race on the Montauban circuit, and became a class winner in the autumn races at Montlhéry.
The 166 triumphed many times in the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio and at Le Mans. Gioacchino Colombo was responsible for the technical design of the 2.0-litre V12; like Enzo Ferrari he had also come from Alfa Romeo.