The Concours Of Elegance Will Celebrate The Iconic Ferrari 166MM With A Display Of Four Exceptional Examples
This year’s Concours of Elegance to be held at the UK’s Hampton Court Palace in September will be host to some of the finest cars ever built. Among them will be four of the most historically significant 166MM chassis, gathering together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this model’s race victories at Le Mans, Spa and the Mille Miglia. The ex-works #0008M is regarded by many as the most significant Ferrari in the world, and bears the unique distinction of having won both the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949, a feat unmatched by any other marque. The Le Mans victory was the first of nine for Ferrari, making #0008M a rather special part of the firm’s racing history.
Another 166MM, #0010M, secured a victory at the 1949 24 Hours of Spa. Having resided in the US for the past 50 years, it will be making a special trip over to the UK just for the Concours of Elegance. Gianni Agnelli’s personally commissioned 166 Barchetta #0064M will be the third car in the line-up; aside from being awarded the ‘Coppo d’Oro’ at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in more recent years, it won both class and outright victories at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in-period. Chassis #0006M is the final Ferrari Barchetta to join this esteemed group. It finished 6th in class in the 1949 Mille Miglia and is a two time Villa D’Este winner, first in 1949 and now again at this year’s event.
Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the latest feature at this year’s Concours of Elegance. Gathering this astonishing collection of heritage-laden 166MM racers—including the most significant vehicle in Ferrari’s incredible history, no less—is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. These priceless classics will be included in a central display of 60 of the rarest vehicles ever built and will form part of a much larger collection of almost 1000 unique and exotic cars from a broad cross-section of manufacturers. The event runs from 6-8 September and tickets and further information can be found on the organizer’s website.
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