The Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta:
The Most Important Ferrari in History?
The 1949 166 MM Touring Barchetta – serial number 0008M. This car just might be the most important Ferrari of all time.
April 24, 1949, the 0008M finished first overall in the Mille Miglia with Clemente Biondetti driving and Ettore Salani beside him.
June 25, 1949. Luigi Chinetti won the race in the 166 MM Ferrari Barchetta by driving 22.5 hours. This was the first victory for Ferrari at Le Mans.
The 0008M finished first in front of cars whose engines had three times the displacement of the Barchetta’s small V-12.
Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera was heavily involved in the design of the Ferrari 166 Barchetta