This car angered Enzo Ferrari. Certainly not because he thought that he could compete with his cars, but on the contrary, because he was too similar to the latter.
In particular, it was too similar to the Ferrari 166 Inter Cabriolet, whose bodywork was made just by Farina. In reality this was quite normal as the body builders of the time, however big, had to optimize the costs including the design one, so often many ideas had for a car were then recycled on the cars built later. even if commissioned by different companies.
This car is said to be the one presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1948, so it should be the one on which Enzo’s hatred was poured out: apparently, in fact, his complaints were served as very few cars like these were built: unfortunately not. but we know where the story ends and the legend begins. Find it for sale here in Modena, Italy.
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I kinda wanted to see some pics of the engine.