Tag Archives: barchetta

Ferrari, Brescia, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Mille Miglia Preparation

This is the scene in Ferrari’s preparation area near Brescia on April 23, 1949 the day before these cars will start the Mille Miglia. Grouped here are three of the new 166MM barchettas with Touring bodywork (nos. 624, 641 and 642) and an earlier 166 Spider Corsa (n. 630). All these cars were team cars […]

Ferrari, Ascari, Barchetta, Silverstone

Ascari and a Barchetta

In August 1950 Ferrari sent two of their 166MM barchettas for a race at Silverstone in England. These two cars were driven on the road, probably from Paris, by Alberto Ascari and Teodoro “Dorino” Serafini. Ascari was of course a coming World Champion, now already with Ferrari’s Grand Prix team, while Serafini was an ex motorcycle […]

Le Mans, Ferrari, Chinetti, Selsdon

A Little Boat for Le Mans

With the late afternoon light streaming over the trees, Luigi Chinetti takes a two-liter Ferrari 166MM through Tertre Rouge corner not long after the start of the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours. This “barchetta” (meaning “little boat”) – as this early series of small open Ferrari sports cars was called – had been bodied by […]