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Tough to crack car puzzle #180

Tough to crack car puzzle #180
Last car puzzle proved to be a tough one indeed, so here’s one that many of you will know. Hints and tip-offs? The only one we are giving away this time is that the clue is in this weekend. Yes. This very car has much to do with just that. Well, its name has. But we’d appreciate it if you can make the link to it with a little more than just mentioning it.

It’s of such a well known make and so much has been said and written about this car, too, that it may be hard to come up with something original in the first place. So do your very best and come up with something fun! And if you don’t do Easter tomorrow, you may be interested to learn about the festivities for today’s annual event of a very different kind? Oh, entrants, please read the rules below under 'Read more'.

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1. Post your answer BEFORE Monday, April 2
2. Use no more than 100 words
3. Unless otherwise stated there is ONE winner
4. Be sure to mention if you were an earlier winner (1, 2 or Judge)
5. THREE time winners automatically become jury member, but there is no obligation in any way
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#6 Henk Visscher 2018-04-01 22:33
Gianni Marzotto, heir to the Marzotto textile enterprise and ‘gentlemen driver’ in Italian open road racing, hoped to repeat his prestigious 1950 Mille Miglia victory. He commissioned Carrozzeria Fontana to construct a light-alloy aerodynamic body on a Ferrari 166MM chassis combined with the 2.6-litre Colombo-V12 of the 212-Export. The egg-shaped body, designed by sculptor Franco Reggiani (now well-known for his ‘Monumento Ferrari Evoluzione’), resulted in the car’s nickname ‘Uovo’. The car retired in the 1951 Mille Miglia, but won the 1952 Giro de Toscane and Trento-Bondone hillclimb. From 1953 successive American and Italian owners kept the 166MM/212-Export in good condition.
#5 fritz hegemann 2018-04-01 21:56
Dear postwarclassic-team
Hope you have enjoyed your Easter holidays...
Here my (guessed) solution:

Lancia Aprilia special (Pininfarina) Coupe, 4-6 had been built..

Best regards from the Nahe Valley
#4 LUC RYCKAERT 2018-04-01 20:40
1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export Uovo. After crashing chassis 024MB heavily during the Mille Miglia, Italian racer Count Giannino Marzotto, not entirely satisfied with the traditional Touring coachwork, ordered a streamlined body with maximum efficiency and performance in mind. Designed by Franco Reggiani and styled by Carrozzeria Fontana in Peraluman, the result was the epitone of a car envisaged by a racing driver without limitation of imagination and financial means. After moderate racing sucesses in Europe, the car was shipped in 1953 to Mexico, spent some time in America, returned via England back to Italy. Changed hands for $4.000 000 in 2017.
#3 jeffrey vogel 2018-04-01 13:39
addendum to yesterday's message the base car was a 166MM serial number 024MB ,and during it's various iterations it received a later engine from a 212I and it had this engine during my ownership, Car was recently sold at auction in California (not my me)
#2 jeffrey vogel 2018-03-31 13:29
easy, I am a former owner of the Marzotto brother's L'Uovo ( EGG), originally a Ferrari 212 barchetta, it was crashed and re bodied by Fontana of Padova as a coupe, run by Gino Marzotto in the 1951 Giro di Sicilia.It was passed around in USA for many years till it came into my possession in 1986. Was in poor condition but complete, almost impossible for a normal sized American to drive, as Marzotto brother were very small of statue
#1 Alan Spencer 2018-03-31 08:01
1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export “Uovo.” At the age of 22, textile heir Count Giannino Marzotto drove a Ferrari 195S to victory in the 1950 Mille Miglia, famously attired in a double-breasted suit. At odds with Enzo Ferrari over the weight and aerodynamics of available Ferraris, he enlisted aeronautical engineer - and later sculptor – Franco Reggiani and Carrozzeria Fontana to create an egg-like body of Puraluman - about 330 lbs lighter than contemporary Ferraris - on a repaired 166MM chassis (024MB) with a 212 Export engine. Having led the 1951 Mille Miglia, Marzotto DNF’d but l’Uovo won the Coppa della Toscana.

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