Powered by a longitudinally, front mounted SOHC 2.0-liter V12 featuring two valves per cylinder and three Weber carbs. It produced a measly 110 horsepower @ 6000 rpm, but for the day it was one of the faster derby horses and really paved the way for modern day Ferrari V12s.
The ‘Rossa Corsa’ red body was formed in aluminum and laid down on a tubular steel frame suspended by double wishbone control arms with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs and friction dampers in the front; while a live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs and Houdaille friction dampers round out the rear suspension setup. At 1763 pounds, this early racer must not have been a screaming rocket, but with drum brakes at all four corners, we’re sure it was about as scary as a rocket to drive.
Take a peek below to gander at some of the finer details of this rarer than rare Ferrari.
A quick walk around and then a test drive of the first racing Ferrari imported into the United States. This was also the first Ferrari to win a major race.
During the Zoute GrandPrix Concours d’Elegance I have recorded a beautiful 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa. Only 9 Syder Corsa’s and three 166 Sports where ever built by Ferrari. This is chassis #14 and was manufactured in 1948 and subscquently rebodied in 1954 by Scaglietti.