The young Count Giannino Marzotto bought as early as 1948 a Ferrari 166 Inter. There is no lack of flamboyance for him at this time when wealthy amateurs can still compete with professionals. His victory in full suit at the 1950 Mille Miglia on a Ferrari 195S remains in the annals.
The four brothers participated in that competition with Ferrari cars. The 166 MM of Umberto Marzotto, heavily crashed, returns to the factory and is supplied in the following year to Giannino. At the risk of displeasing Enzo, Giannino entrusts this chassis to the Carrozzeria Fontana which is not a usual partner to Ferrari.
Relying on the aeronautical training of Franco Reggiani, Fontana builds a berlinetta in the shape of a jet without wings, amicably nicknamed L'Uovo (the Egg), 150 Kg lighter than a regular Ferrari car. Marzotto's quest for efficiency pays off as he drives his Uovo to victory in the Giro della Toscana.
This Ferrari 166 MM upgraded to 212 Export that looks like no other car is estimated $ 5M for sale by RM Sotheby's in Monterey on August 18, lot 152. Please watch the video shared by RM.
SOLD for $ 4.5M including premium