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Identify 166MM Vignale

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  1. detective

    detective Rookie

    Dec 28, 2010
    46
    Devon, England
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    Brian J Ormerod
    Can someone help me identify this car, of which this scale model has become available to me. It is simply described as a 166MM berlinetta. It is a Vignale car and is very similar in appearance to the 1952 race cars. Notice the bumpers front and rear and no portholes in the front fenders. Most noticeably are the two narrow raised ridges running along either side of the roof panel. Thanks for any suggestions.
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  2. ursoenzo

    ursoenzo Formula Junior

    Jul 20, 2006
    596
    Austria
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    Christian Rauch
  3. detective

    detective Rookie

    Dec 28, 2010
    46
    Devon, England
    Full Name:
    Brian J Ormerod
    Thanks Christian. So never a 166MM !! This is why I got into trying to identify all Ferrari cars - one cannot rely on the model makers. It is very difficult to discern this special roof in period photos but it does look as if was not original and has gone, come back and gone again in the cars history of restorations. It also appears that the bumpers were not often fitted. I guess this model sees the car on one very particular occassion known to the model builder or is fictional. So I shall keep clear.
     
  4. ursoenzo

    ursoenzo Formula Junior

    Jul 20, 2006
    596
    Austria
    Full Name:
    Christian Rauch
    no not a 166 MM

    model was built by Umberto Codolo / Remember

    he found a kit, had some dark red color in his air brush, a #69 decal lying around, put everything together......at the end a nice model
    you are the only one who has this model, not bad
     

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