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Pioneer Model Ferrari to be Auctioned at Goodwood

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

One of the earliest Ferrari Coupes ever built – an example which has participated in three Mille Miglia retrospectives– is to be offered for sale by auction in the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on June 27. While the very first prototype sports car ever to wear the Ferrari marque’s illustrious Prancing Horse badge emerged in 1947, and only a handful of developed variants then entered small-scale production in 1948, manufacture of this particular 2-litre Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe – chassis serial ‘027S’ –commenced on November 28, 1949. The car was supplied as-new via Enzo Ferrari’s friend Francesco Severi on August 18, 1950 to Roman Augusto Caraceni, son of the Italian menswear celebrity Domenico Caraceni, ‘The father of Italian tailoring’. This Ferrari Coupe subsequently provided enjoyable motoring in considerable style – all to the accompaniment of its 2-litre...

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