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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A unique-shaped Ferrari classic car called an 'Egg'

Maybe all this time you know the Ferraris as a sportscar with a sensational and sexy appearance, so that you might not recognize the figure of this classic Ferrari car. Indeed, this Ferrari sports car is one-of-a-kind in the world, and is called Ferrari Uovo, or Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo' for its full name. 
1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo' has shown off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YTkgqv)
Yes, indeed Ferrari Uovo has a unique looks and styling, or can be said to be eccentric. This car is a one-off project from an Italian coachbuilder named Carrozzeria Fontana, and based of a Ferrari 166MM classic car platform, after it crashed in its first attempt its original buyers, the Marzotto brothers, decoded to rebuild it in this form. And the result is a unique car shaped like an egg, or 'Uovo' in Italian.
Front three quarter of 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/30vZUUs)
And sculptor Franco Reggiani who was the mastermind behind its special bodywork, and creating a shape he likened to that of a plane without wings. The good-looker raced for the first time in 1951 and powered by a 1.56-liter gasoline engine that produces up to 186 horsepower (138 kilowatts) of power and had a miliage of more than 341 miles (550 kilometers).
Dashboard view of 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/30vZUUs)
Armed with the bodywork and aerodynamic drivetrain made the Uovo very competitive and took part in the Mille Miglia and Giro di Sicilia in 1951, where the car had the chance to lead the race, before it being damaged and finally unable to continue the race.
Rear right side view of 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/30vZUUs)
If at that time Uovo did not experience severe damage, of course, most likely this car will be the winner in the two prestigious racing events, and maybe the results will be different. So maybe Ferrari will build more of these cars in the future. Even so, this classic Ferrari is still an historic iconic car, and makes it a special model for Ferrari collectors. 
And in August 2017, this car has been auctioned by RM. Sotheby's at an auction event at Moterey, California. Initially this car expected to sell at a price of US. $ 7 million, but in fact this car finally sold at a price of US. $4.5 million at the time and recorded as one of the world's most expensive cars. WOW!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUN | INDEPENDENT]
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