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You probably may not know the who, when and where with regards to the above image, but we’re also aware of the fact that some pretty astute readers can instantly peg the subject as a Ferrari. To be more specific, a 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, chassis number 0024 M. As for the other particulars, behind the wheel is Carlos Menditeguy in the car’s racing debut at the 1950 Mar del Plata open road race in Argentina.
Originally painted in the Argentinian racing yellow and blue paint combo, the 166 MM was the tenth of just 25 built with Barchetta coachwork from Carrozzeria Touring; it is touted as one of the most documented early Ferraris, and it’ll be offered by RM Auctions at their upcoming Scottsdale sale. It’s listed as Lot 285. According to information provided by the consignor, the car was restored – finished in red – with its original components, the list of which includes the original chassis and numbers-matching engine, transmission and differential.
RM’s auction kicks off with its British are Back lots on Thursday, January 20, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, and continues on Friday the 21st.