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Classic Car: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export “Uovo”

Published May 2, 2017

The distinctive 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export “Uovo” is a unique piece of racing history.

“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.”

The vehicle is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in August 2017, at their Monterey Peninsula event.

More classic cars via RM Sotheby’s

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