If you are a speed fan, this is not Ferrari for you. You are full of money, you will buy it just for prestige. Possibly the slowest, with a top speed of just 105mph and a 140bph engine, went on sale today with a price tag of £750,000.
1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe is 37th car to have left the sports car firm’s factory in Italy. The car is the third oldest Ferrari in the UK and the earliest model by the company for sale anywhere in the world, so it will not be difficult to attract collectors who don’t mind to spend a few more pounds on this.
Ferrari built its first road car, the 125, in 1947 with this model delivered new to Italian Inico Bernabei in September 1950. The car has a 2-litre V12 engine and goes from 0-60mph in a less than impressive ten seconds.
The design of this coupe was the collaboration of Alfredo Vignale and the up and coming stylist of the time, Giovanni Michelotti. With its maroon bodywork and beige interior, that gives the car retro style look, it certainly deserves attention.
It’s being sold by Talacrest, and would be perfect in a museum or in a private collection.
The car has been based in the UK, U.S, France and even Zimbabwe with its most recent owner being a Japanese businessman.