A really rare Ferrari part…
We thought it was from a 166 from the early 1950’s but it can also be from a Grand Prix car of the same era. And we believe that because it is rather tall and narrow compared to 166 sports cars. It is a little rougher in condition than the Maserati grille and looks virtually hand made. The sellers, Auto Turismo Sport, know where their father acquired this one.
He was racing at Lime Rock back in the ’50s and this Ferrari crashed and was abandoned at the track. After all, it was just a wrecked race car back then. During the racing season, people just walked up to the wreck and took what they wanted. He found the grille resting against a tree and took it home with him hoping to put it to good use. Here it is 55 years later.
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