1949 Ferrari 166 MM

Introduction
The 1949 Ferrari 166 MM was a race car produced by Ferrari in 1949 and 1950. It was an evolution of the Ferrari 166 model, which had been produced since 1948, and was a further development of Ferrari’s first ever production model, the 125 S. The 166 MM was the first model to feature Ferrari’s signature “prancing horse” logo. It was a highly successful race car, and won the Mille Miglia in 1949 and 1950 as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. It was also the first Ferrari to be road registered, making it an early example of a “supercar.”

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

History

Development of the 166 MM

The 166 MM was based on the earlier Ferrari 166 model, which had been introduced in 1948. The 166 was the first production Ferrari model, and was a development of the 125 S, Ferrari’s first-ever race car. The 166 featured a 2.0-liter V12 engine, which was capable of producing up to 125 bhp. The 166 MM was an evolution of the 166 model, and featured a number of improvements, including a revised chassis and a new 2.3-liter V12 engine. The new engine produced up to 140 bhp and enabled the 166 MM to reach a top speed of 170 km/h (105 mph).

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

Success in Racing

The 166 MM was a highly successful race car, and won the Mille Miglia in 1949 and 1950. It also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949, with Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon at the wheel. It was the first Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the second car overall to do so. The 166 MM also competed in a number of other races, including the Targa Florio and the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

Road Registered Version

The 166 MM was the first Ferrari to be road registered, making it an early example of a “supercar.” It was available in two versions, a road-legal version and a race-only version. The road-legal version featured a number of comfort features, such as a soft top, leather trim, and even a radio. It was powered by the same 2.3-liter V12 engine as the race-only version, and was capable of reaching a top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph).

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

Successors

The 166 MM was succeeded by the Ferrari 195 S and Ferrari 212 Export models, both of which were based on the 166 MM. The 195 S was powered by a 2.3-liter V12 engine, and was capable of producing up to 180 bhp. The 212 Export featured a larger 2.6-liter V12 engine, which produced up to 200 bhp. Both models were highly successful race cars, and won a number of races, including the Mille Miglia in 1951 and 1952.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

Legacy

The 166 MM was a hugely successful race car, and its legacy lives on today in the form of its successors, the 195 S and 212 Export. It was also the first Ferrari to be registered for use on the road, making it an early example of a “supercar.” The 166 MM has become a highly sought-after collectible, and is one of the most iconic Ferraris ever produced.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

Gallery of 1949 Ferrari 166 MM

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 1949 Ferrari 166 MM was an evolution of the Ferrari 166 model, with a revised chassis and a new 2.3-liter V12 engine. It was the first Ferrari to be road registered, with a soft top, leather trim, and even a radio.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM was a highly successful race car, and won the Mille Miglia in 1949 and 1950 as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. It was also the first Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM was succeeded by the Ferrari 195 S and Ferrari 212 Export models, both of which were based on the 166 MM. The 195 S was powered by a 2.3-liter V12 engine, and the 212 Export featured a larger 2.6-liter V12 engine.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM has become a highly sought-after collectible, and is one of the most iconic Ferraris ever produced. It was also the first Ferrari to be registered for use on the road, making it an early example of a “supercar.”

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 1949 Ferrari 166 MM featured a 2.3-liter V12 engine, which was capable of producing up to 140 bhp and enabled the 166 MM to reach a top speed of 170 km/h (105 mph).

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The Ferrari 166 MM was the first Ferrari to be road registered, and was available in two versions, a road-legal version and a race-only version. It was the first Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the second car overall to do so.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM was based on the earlier Ferrari 166 model, which had been introduced in 1948. The 166 was the first production Ferrari model, and was a development of the 125 S, Ferrari’s first-ever race car.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM was a highly successful race car, and competed in a number of races, including the Targa Florio and the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. It was also the first Ferrari to feature Ferrari’s signature “prancing horse” logo.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM was an evolution of the 166 model, and featured a number of improvements, including a revised chassis and a new 2.3-liter V12 engine. It has since become a highly sought-after collectible, and is one of the most iconic Ferraris ever produced.

1949 Ferrari 166 MM

The 166 MM was succeeded by the Ferrari 195 S and Ferrari 212 Export models, both of which were based on the 166 MM. The 195 S was capable of producing up to 180 bhp, and the 212 Export was capable of producing up to 200 bhp.