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Poring over this spectacular 166MM barchetta in all its freshly restored glory, it takes quite a leap of imagination to picture it hammering along the crumbling roads of post-war Europe, sides caked in oil and dust, bodywork beaten back into shape after its inevitable off-road excursions. This, though, was early Ferrari, a young company forging its reputation in the crucible of motor sport, competing in the great road races of the day, from the dirt and heat of the Tuscan plains to treacherous Alpine passes. This was Ferrari before marketing men got involved, before all the baggage arrived.

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