Monday, July 10, 2017

1947 Ferrari 166 MM Superleggera The Champion at 24 Hours Of Le Mans in 1949

The Ferrari 166 MM Superleggera was the first Ferrari to win the 24 Hours Of Le Mans in 1949. That year was the busiest year for the Ferrari company, and before at Le Mans it was a champion both in Mille Miglia and Targa Florio.

The classic super car is a car that achieved the success of the Ferrari company after 2 years built in 1947. Ferrari 166 MM was built based on the Ferrari 166 S with a choice of 125 S which then became the car "Real" First Ferrari

The MM grille shows the abbreviation of Mille Miglia. Ferrari 166 S itself also became a champion for the first time in 1948 driven by Clemente Biodetti and Giuseppe Navone.

The most significant difference between the 166 S and the 166 MM is the car body model., 166 MM has a fully enclosed body made by Coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring using the superleggara structure they have patented. 

New body lighter by using the structure method, superlenggara body has a small diameter stainless steel pipe frame that forms the basic model of the car body. Which is then coated with aluminum body panel body. What is interesting is this car is also an evolution of the wooden structure cars lined with fabric material used as lightweight structures on aircraft.

The 166 MM engine specification used is considered the most famous machine of all time, the engine was designed by a legendary designer namely Gioacchino Colombo, Of the 1.5 liter V12 engine is upgraded to 2 liters used in the 166 series which is taken from the cylinder capacity of 166cc.

The Colombo V12 variant is used in 166 MM with single oberhead camshaft each end, bore. Stroke measuring 60mm. 58,8mm, V-angle 60 degree, 2 valve per cylinder, 3 weber 32 DCF carburator, single spartk plup per cylinder with ratio of 10: 1 compression ratio so that power generated that is 140 HP at round 66m.

The weight of this vehicle is about 650 Kg so fast running with top speed 220km/hour. As many as 25 units using the body mentioned above. An open car model named Barchetta or in its Italian means a small vessel, enzo sanga delighted with this model of the car and as a continuation produced models 195, 212 and 340.

The Ferrari 166 M racing car we can see is photographed with chassis # 0058, the car is the 27th production car driven and owned by Eugenio Castellotti and competed in the 1951 and 1953 Mille Miglia. The car was auctioned by Rm Shoutheby with an estimated price between US $ 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 to be executed on 11 April 2017.

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