Ferrari models are intended to be much more to those who can afford one, or at least ride a round in any of them.
These cars are fast and of course, exotic, but above all beautiful. This is, however, slightly different. Called Uovo, which in Italian means Egg, this Ferrari from 1950 share its chassis with models 166 MM and 212 Export, but, as you yourself can see, it has a completely different look.
The car was created by Gianina Morzota from Carrozzeria Fontanta in Padua, near Venice, in collaboration with renowned sculptor Franco Reggiani. The result you can see in front of your eyes and feel free to categorize it in the cars which look a bit strange, to say the least. Wonderfully designed car, no doubt, but by no means is something that we classify under the concept of beautiful cars.
Model Uovo is also distinctive because appeared several times at the Mille Miglia, and then at the Giro di Sicilia, an event similar to the Targa Florio, in 1951, before it tragically ended its competitive series. We believe that its very strange body or perhaps incomplete racing history prevented Ferrari Uovo to reach an incredibly high starting price, which had some of its relatives, when it go under the hammer auction in Monterey in August this year.
The auction house doesn’t want to reveal what is the estimated value of this Ferrari model, but if we bear in mind that the standard 166 car in the same event, but in 2013 sold for $4.5 million while its starting price was $3.4 million and accidentally discovered model Talbot-Lago T150 C SS from 1937 simultaneous sold for approximate figures on Lake Como in May of the same year, we would not be too surprised if this unique prancing horse could sold for a few million and finished in a rich private collection.