General data  
Year/s of production 1950
Presentation Turin Motor Show 1950
VIN 049/S
Number produced 1
Design Giacinto Ghia
Manufactured by Giacinto Ghia
Technical specifications  
Chassis 166i – Steel tubular frame, oval cross section, cross beams
Wheelbase 2420 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double a-arms, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille friction shock absorbers
Rear suspension Rigid axle, half elliptical longitudinal leaf springs, double trailing links, Houdaille friction shock absorbers
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front tyres 5,90 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Rear tyres 5,90 x 15 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Kerb weight 800 – 900 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Coupé – two seats
Type 166S – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 1995,02 ccm
Bore and stroke 60 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 8,5:1
Ignition Single ignition
Lubrication Forced feed lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 110 hp – 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque
Carburettor 1 Weber carburettor, type 32 DCF or 36 DCF
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Top speed Approx. 180 km/h


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General Information
Year of production 1950
Original exterior Color
Original interior Color
Technical Information
Chassis number (S/N, VIN) 0049/S
Chassis type 166i
Coachbuilder Giacinto Ghia
Body type Coupé
Body number  
Assembly number  
Engine type 166S
Engine number 0049 S
Engine internal number  
Steering RHD
Brief History
First owner Inico Bernabei
Second owner Jazzetta
1975 Car damaged in garage fire
In the 80ies Car sold to Charles Betz and Fred Peters
– 2000 Car rebodied for Charles Betz and Fred Peters at European Autosales Touring Barchetta Body
14.08.2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction: Lot 51 – sold for $ 753,500 including buyers premium


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