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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Here's one of the world's oldest Ferrari cars

~One of The Oldest~ As we have known, that the first car to use the 'Prancing Horse' distinctive logo is the Ferrari 125 S made by the automake in 1947 However, the following classic car can also be said to be one of the oldest cars ever made by Ferrari.

And as you can see, the classic car came with the small body and tires, and does not look as the powerful sports cars like most sports cars today. But, this is one of the world's first Ferrari cars. Now, its price has reached $8 million (approx Rp.104 billion).
1947 Ferrari 166 Corsa Spyder is believed that this is the world's oldest Ferrari, which has been unveiled for the first time since being completely restored. (Picture from: Daily Mail)
This car was Ferrari 166 Corsa Spyder is regarded by many as one of the world's oldest Ferrari cars are still exists and in good shape. The mentioned car is built by Enzo Ferrari in 1947 shortly after World War II ended, and recently the car is came back after having completed the restoration. And reportedly, now the car used as an icon of fundraiser for troubled teens in New York.

Jim Glickenhaus, the current owner of the car say it takes up to $500,000, or approximately Rp.6.40 billion for the car's restoration. But after coming back to prime condition, the price of this car is expected to soar to the numbers of $8 million or around Rp.104 billion. When Jim Glickenhaus bought the car which ever won the Turin Grand Prix 1947 for $770 thousand or approximately Rp.9.99 billion in 2004.
The Ferrari 166 Corsa Spyder was built just after the Second World War in 1947 by Enzo Ferrari and has now been restored for £300,000 by Jim Glickenhaus. (Picture from: Daily Mail)
"I bought the car at an auction event in 2004 for around $770,000. As soon as my eyes saw it, there was love at first sight. There is no other car like this on the planet. Sitting in it was like back in time - and this car is a dream to drive," he said as quoted by the Daily Mail. 
The Jim Glickenhaus-owned Ferrari 166 Corsa Spyder still has the original chassis, engine, gearbox and most of the mechanical pieces. (Picture from: Daily Mail)
This car has the chassis number 002 and first launched by Enzo Ferrari in December 1947 after the first car (chassis number 001) had destroyed in an accident while on test. However, the presence of this car is claimed to be the world's oldest Ferrari is not the first time has happened. Because in 2006 there was a Ferrari owner who has the car with chassis number 001C, had claimed as the world's oldest Ferrari car.
The Jim Glickenhaus-owned Ferrari 166 Corsa Spyder is believed now could fetch up to the price of US. $8 million or around Rp.104 billion. (Picture from: Daily Mail)
But Glickenhaus do not give a damn to the claim. It could be because his car with chassis number 2 with various components of number 1 which had an accident while on test and the spare components then used on his car. That's why people who claim to have the first Ferrari does not have a truly "original" Ferrari because a lot of component of parts and engines using another brands such Ford, not a Ferrari.
"(While) my Ferrari still have chassis, engine, gearbox and other original mechanical components," said Glickenhaus furthermore. "I came to the home of Ferrari in Maranello in northern Italy. There you will find a mechanical heritage of this machine. They had all the photographs, parts and knowledge for the authentic restoration," he said further. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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