A couple of weeks ago I looked at the Ferrari 166MM #0040M, thanks to Geoffrey Horton today’s featured car is the Ferrari 166MM #0022M which was seen at the recent Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.
Using only the internet as a source the history of this car is a little more difficult to pin down, it is certain that this is the twelfth of the 25 166MMs built with a body by Touring.
One source gives the delivery date as 27th July 1949 to Manifattura Tessile Cotoniera, Milano which is thought to have belonged to Giannino Marzotto.
The same source indicates that Giannino won the Coppa Gallenga hillclimb in this car on 16th October 1949. While another source indicates that Franco Cornacchia drove #0022M in at least two events prior to this in August 1949 which included winning a race at Circuito de Senigallia on 21st August 1949.
Both sources agree that the long distance expert and multi time Mille Miglia and Targa Florio winner Clemente Biondetti drove this chassis to a sixth place finish in a sports car race in Monaco on June 1st 1952.
Since 1973 #0022M appears to have had just three owners, all in the United States.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for today’s photographs.
Thanks for joining me on this “Manifattura Tessile Cotoniera, Milano” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow, when I’ll be visiting the 1969 Bank Holiday Monday Guards International at Brands Hatch. Don’t forget to come back now !