1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe


Talacrest is offering this stunning Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale Coupe for sale. Unique! Only one Vignale Berlinetta made. Very early car – the 37th Ferrari made. Eligible for just about any event.


Ferrari made its debut in 1947 with the Tipo 125S and started business by offering its cars for sale to the public.

In the following year, this car had a major evolution to become the famous 166 series. The 166 Inter is a Grand Touring road car and many famous coachbuilders in Italy have created special elegant bodies on its running chassis.

One of the most well known of its kind is this 166 Inter Coupe by Vignale. Vignale is the name of the famed carrozzeria (coachbuilder) Alfredo Vignale. The design of this coupe was the collaboration of Alfredo and the up and coming stylist of the time, Giovanni Michelotti. Together they made many special bodies for Ferrari and these cars were loved by connoisseurs, as they continue to be to this day.

This car is a unique unmolested, Michelloti designed, aluminium bodied sports Berlinetta with coachwork by Vignale. All original drivetrain with jewel-like two litre V12 overhead cam alloy engine. Believed 37th production Ferrari built. Period competition history. Suitable museum or pride of private collection. Unique – only one Vignale Berlinetta made.

This is the third time Talacrest has owned this very special car – a rare opportunity.

Eligible for just about any event.

1950 September 15th delivered to first owner – Inico Bernabei, Rome, Italy
1951 – Owner in France
Competed in the Liege-Sofia-Liege Rally
1959 – Fred Herdeen, Long Island, USA
1976 – Al Meyer, Port Washington, USA (restored)
1995 – Zimbabwe
1998 – Offered by Talacrest Ltd – the first time we owned this car
1998 – Pierangelo Masselli, Italy
2002 – Competed on Mille Miglia with Masselli/Mingarelli – #309
2003 – Competed on Mille Miglia with Masselli/Mingarelli – #316
2009 – Ferrari Racing Days & Hublot Concours d’Elegance, Suzuka
2012 – Ferrari Racing Days & Hublot Concours d’Elegance, Suzuka
2013 – Acquired by Talacrest from Japan
Sold to new owner
2021 – Acquired by Talacrest

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Talacrest’s Chairman John Collins has had a life-long passion for Ferrari and used to run a Ferrari 246 Dino as his everyday road car as a photo journalist 38 years ago. Today his enthusiasm for Ferrari remains undiminished after selling approximately 1700 + classic Ferrari – and the thrill of conducting the next deal and helping collectors obtain their dream classic Ferrari is the driving force behind the company. The business was established in 1987 and has sold just about every classic Ferrari made – it would be easier to draw up a list of Ferrari NOT sold by Talacrest than those that they have sold. "You should bear in mind that with the volume of Ferrari that we have sold – sometimes we have sold an individual car many times over. A classic example being a Ferrari 275 GTB/2 6 carburettor alloy car that we have sold no less than 6 times!" Customers come back to Talacrest time and again – because buying or selling from the best is a straightforward process – and equally whatever cycle the market is in – the very best cars that we sell are always a good long term investment prospect, as well as an exciting ownership proposition.