1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Spyder Corsa Replica

  • Sold For: $41,900
  • Stock Number: 181035
  • Make: Ferrari
  • Model: 166 Spyder Cord Replica
  • Transmission: Four-speed Manual with overdrive
  • Miles: 55,324
  • VIN: 1D48404COLO
  • Title: Clear

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1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Spyder Corsa Replica 

  • One-of-a-kind replica Ferrari; only made nine originals and there are no other US replicas available
  • Professionally hand-built in the UK in 1980; imported to the US in more than 10 years ago
  • Triumph TR6 powered, custom tube chassis with right-hand drive
  • Alfetta deDion rear suspension coil spring front suspension
  • New red exterior with black interior
  • Fully rebuilt 2.5L OHV inline six-cylinder motor from a Triumph TR6 with four-speed manual transmission with D-type overdrive from a Triumph Spitfire and Alfa Alfeta rear end
  • Independent suspension
  • Vintage knock-off wire wheels, newly powder-coated; vintage windscreens and steering wheel 

Looking for some spicy Italian to add to your collection? MotoeXotica may have the answer for you in this highly unique 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Spyder Corsa Replica. Only nine originals of this model were made and there are no other known replicas available in the United States, making this a true one-off replica stateside.

Ferrari’s first customer model was the 166 Inter with Spider Corsa bodywork. These were built after the great success of Ferrari’s first major victory at the 1947 Gran Premio di Torino. These cars had Spider Corsa bodywork fitted with removable fenders and lights so they could race in Formula 2 and in sports car races.

The cars were named Inter in recognition of the car’s adherence to the international Formula II regulations. When fitted with lights and fenders they were competing with the Maseratis and Cisitalias in the Sports category.

Ferrari spent their inaugural year in 1947 racing three prototypes in and around Italy. They started with a couple Type 125s, created a single larger 159 which then evolved into the 166 Sports and 166 Inter model of 1948. Spyder Corsas raced at events like the Mille Miglia, Targo Florio and the Paris 12-Hours. They also participated in many local Formula 2 (F2) races such as Bari, Mantua, Naples, Florence and Garda.

With the 166 Inter Ferrari intended to support wealthy clients that wished to contend the major sports car races in Italy. Teams Scuderia Inter and Scuderia Besana quickly adopt Ferraris sports cars. In 1948 Ferrari won the Targa Florio among four important victories that elevated the company and allowed Ferrari to move onto the single-seat type 125C and 166 Mille Miglia.

This example began in the United Kingdom in 1980. A European artisan hand-built this car, starting with a custom tube chassis and right-hand drive. The car was imported to the United States more than a decade ago and is titled as a 1948 Ferrari (Replica).

Its newer red paint is in excellent condition, as are the pair of vintage Brookland Style windscreens. The exposed headlights, combined with the fine, vertical grille bars lend the front and a bug-eyed appearance. The car’s bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is very tidy and the battery is in decent order.

This Italian replica rolls on 165SR15 radial tires. Each one is wrapped around vintage knock-off wire wheels that have been powder-coated. The wheels are in fantastic condition while the tires are in very good order.

The artisan who created this car pulled a 2.5L OHV straight six-cylinder motor from a Triumph TR6 and allegely fully rebuilt it before inserting it into this replica. Backing up the engine is a four-speed manual transmission with D-type overdrive from a Triumph Spitfire and an Alfa Alfeta rear end. The car also features independent suspension with Alfetta deDion suspension in the rear and coil spring front suspension. There is also a full sized wire wheel in the rear compartment area.

In the cockpit, the black bucket seats look marvelous. The flooring and mats (no carpet) are in great condition. The metal instrument panel looks great and has all the information the driver needs without any extraneous data but the fuel gauge and the horn are inoperable. The inner door liners match the rest of the interior’s condition.

Enzo Ferrari had successfully demonstrated the strengths of the evolved 166 engine and drivetrain during his first racing season in 1947. The Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa was his first foray into constructing a competitive race car in answer to the growing interest in supporting private race customers. A total of nine Spyder Corsas were built in 1948, mostly of re-purposed components from the 1947 season.

Luigi Chinetti, a prominent race car driver and dealer in many of the popular European cars during this era, purchased the next to last 166 SC, chassis 016 I. He set the fastest lap time during his first outing, at the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium in May 1948, before leaving the race with a blown head gasket. He won the first major endurance race, at the 12 Hours of Montlhéry, outside of Paris (September 1948). Following a series of record-breaking times in international speed trials, again at Montlhéry, Chinetti sold 016 I to Connecticut sportsman and ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) driver Briggs Cunningham. It was the second Ferrari to arrive in the US (June 1949).

Collectors seeking that one special piece to highlight or those who want something different to showcase to family and friends should not let this opportunity pass them by. Remember, only nine actual Spyder Corsas were made and there are no replicas available in the United States. This car is a throwback to an age when the need for speed grew by leaps and bounds and it was a time when most people in the US had never heard of or seen these little, red, Italian racing cars. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars or send a proxy to examine this replica Ferrari as soon as possible!

VIN: ID48404COLO

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 55,324 miles or 89,036 kilometers. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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Asking Price: $41,900 Miles: 55,324 VIN: 1D48404COLO
Year: 1948 Make: Ferrari Model: 166 Spyder Cord Replica
Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used
Options: Engine: 2.5L OHV inline 6 Transmission: Four-speed Manual with overdrive
Body: Roadster Doors: 2 Stock Number: 181035
Lot Number: Exterior: Red Interior: Black
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