Ferrari 166 MM Touring “barchetta”: ready to fly

The Ferrari 166 MM Touring “barchetta” was manufactured by the Maranello-based company between 1948 and 1953.

The MM in the name stands for “Mille Miglia”, the famous open-road endurance car race won by the 166 MM in 1948 (coupé Allemano) and 1949 (roadster Touring).

The model was created in Milan’s Carrozzeria Touring implementing the “Superleggera” method, a technique borrowed from aircraft building, by which the body’s aluminum panels are applied to a shell made of extremely resistant and thin steel tubes.

When it was tested in an archaic wind tunnel, everything checked out: the Ferrari 166 MM Touring “barchetta” was ready to fly.

Photos via:
http://www.rmauctions.com

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