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Old 06-17-2009, 01:22 PM
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Photoshoot: 1947 Ferrari Corsa Spyder, oldest complete Ferrari in existence

At the Oregon Coast Exotic Car Show we were all fortunate enough to get a up close and personal tour of one of the rarest cars in existence, the oldest complete Ferrari, the 1947 Ferrari 166 Corsa Spyder owned by a James Clark from Vancouver, WA. His father originally bought it for $3800 and passed it on to his son who spent years restoring the car. It truly is a pristine example of how a vintage car should be restored and he plans to pass it on to his son who has already promised to keep it. I had a few moments to take pictures of this beautiful (and LOUD) machinery.

A little history on the car: 1947 Ferrari Corsa Spyder

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YouTube - 1947 Ferrari Corsa Spyder being loaded onto trailer





































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Proud owner and his son accepting the award

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I like how he said that he was going to pass it on to his son, who's already promised to keep it. No telling how many serious collectors have made offers over the years.
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My Oh My. This post made my day Jason.

Just incredible!
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The Ferrari 166 SC will forever be associated with Tazio Nuvolari's legendary drive in the 1948 Mille Miglia. Nuvalari was literally on his deathbed from a terminal illness when he ran the race. But he finished 29 minutes ahead of the second place finisher.

The 166 SC raced throughout the 1948 season and most of the 1949 season as well.

The car was made with several different types of grills, mudguards and even cigar-shaped or wraparound bodies depending on the circuit being raced.

The famous pictures of the original 166 CS show a straight grill. The one Jason has captured is sporting the egg crate style.

This is a piece of racing history. What a privilege it was for you to see it in person!

Here are the car's key specs:

Front Longitudinal V12 2000 cc
Max Power = 130 hp at 6500 RPM (65 hp per liter)
Rear Wheel Drive
Five Gears + Reverse
Fuel Tank = 75 Liters (20 gallons)
Steering = Worm and Sector
Curb Weight = 680 kg (1496 lbs)
Top Speed = 170 kph (105 mph)
Power to Weight Ratio 5.2 kg (11.4 lbs) per hp

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simply amazing.......
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Such an incredible car, thank you for posting pictures.


Nuvolari DNFed in 010 I (a 166 Spyder Corsa like this one) in the 1948 Mille Miglia; his last race was the Palermo-Montepellegrino Hillclimb (1950); he had his first stroke in 1952, and then died of a second stroke in 1953.
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Insane, wonder what it would fetch at auction.
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WOW, to those pics!

But try posting it in the right section, more might see it....
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Roman numerals on the shift knob... So awesome!
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