Car Photo of the Day: Another priceless classic, undergoing restoration.

I shot this photo at another rally rest stop, which happened to be a notable restoration shop. This car’s body was off the superleggera frame, and on a jig, undergoing extensive work to be put back to proper shape. As you can see the body is a lightweight alloy and rather delicate at that.

Do you know the car?

9 thoughts on “Car Photo of the Day: Another priceless classic, undergoing restoration.”

  1. Wow! I bet it was a Ferrari 340 America, but I almost said 166 MM Barchetta. Very very nice! I always think that weird crease under the headlights makes it look sad… Maybe it’s sad that so many of its brothers went to Pininfarina instead of Touring?

  2. Those lines on the body? they’re called ‘lofting lines,’ and I learned how to do this, back in the late 80s, when I began building custom race car bodies. It’s obviously also used on restorations and now can be ‘lined’ with lasers…cool technique!

  3. “Eben Markowski does their body and fabrication work, and when he’s not doing that he’s a sculptor.”

    Wow…I’m speechless! What a wonderful talent!

  4. Those fog lights definitely belong on a later Touring Ferrari like a 340 America. The early 166 coupes and racers had tiny little lights not big fogs. I’ve only ever seen those on road-going Barchettas and big-engine Americas. But a very very cool car nonetheless! I gotta believe RPM and the owner know what they’re doing with the lights!

  5. I may be in the minority on this, and that’s OK but..that car is *utt BUGLY*!

    Cool work, though, to fix it up!

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