Enzo Ferrari’s focus was on racing, not road cars, but he needed money to finance his racing addiction, so he sold road cars to feed the habit. In November 1948, the first show cars ever exhibited by Ferrari were on a stand at the Turin show—a 166MM racer and a 166 Inter road car.
Between 1948 and 1951, Enzo sold 46 166MMs and 38 Inters, which were skinned by various coachbuilders. The road cars kept the racing department humming and workers paid.
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