Ferrari 166MM Uovo

By Porter Press

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Vittorio, Umberto, Giannino and Paolo Marzotto were young, stylish and well connected, and enjoyed a huge amount of success during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Giannino twice won the legendary Mille Miglia road race and was a great admirer of Ferrari’s V12 engines, but he was sure that the cars’ aerodynamics could be improved – and that led him to create the unique Ferrari Uovo.

The "Ferrari 166MM Uovo" book from Porter Press International tells the full story of this remarkable car, from its creation and its time with Giannino Marzotto, to its American competition career, its restoration during the 1980s – and even how it came to be photographed with movie icon James Dean. Along the way, author James Page – working with renowned Ferrari expert Keith Bluemel – presents new research that gives a clear insight into the Uovo’s early life. The book also goes into detail about the amazing Marzotto family and the effect they had not only on the town of Valdagno, but on Italian life in general – complete with rarely seen images and a revealing interview with Giannino’s nephew, Matteo Marzotto.

Packed with superb photography, Uovo is the story of a unique, charismatic car that evokes an important period in Ferrari history and a long-lost era of road-racing in which talented privateers could take on – and beat – the established aces.

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