Thought to be the UK’s high concours occasion, the Concours of Magnificence that’s hosted on the Hampton Court docket Palace between September 6 and eight will see a spectacular show of classics and racers.
Amongst them, Ferrari will current a number of 166s, as a part of their 70th anniversary celebrations of the wins obtained at Mille Miglia, Le Mans and Spa. 4 166MMs will collect on the previous area of Henry VIII, led by the ex-works #0008M that was piloted to victory on the 1949 Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That is the one automotive ever to have obtained victories in each races, and was displayed, that very same yr, on the Paris Auto Salon.
Chassis #0010M will be part of the celebrations from its place because the winner of the 1949 24 Hours of Spa. This basic Ferrari spent the final 50 years in america, and shall be making the journey to the occasion for the primary time. The 166 Barchetta #0064M, which was owned by the late Gianni Agnelli, shall be a part of the show, parading its two-tone blue and inexperienced end. But it surely’s not all about appears in terms of this previous timer, because it’s a former race winner at Spa as nicely.
One other mannequin of great significance to Ferrari is the third Barchetta ever made. It competed within the 1949 Mille Miglia, ending sixth in school, and received the Villa d’Este concours 66 years in the past. The automaker famous that “precisely 70 years after its first victory at Concorso d’Eleganza, #006M was as soon as once more topped a winner on the occasion throughout its 2019 working”.
Guests to the 2019 Concours of Magnificence can even get to see two 212 Export Barchettas, which is the successor of the 166. Chassis #0078E received the 1951 Tour de France and the Torrey Pines the subsequent yr, and #0108E participated within the 1952 Mille Miglia.