Of Course This Ferrari Belonged to the Best Dressed Racer in History

The one-of-a-kind Uovo is headed to auction

July 28, 2017 9:00 am

When Count Giannino Marzotto won the 1950 Mille Miglia, he did it in style.

First of all because he was in a Ferrari 195 S at the time of his win, and secondly because he was rocking a double-breasted brown suit, complete with a tie, when he took the checkered flag. When the Count returned the following year to defend his title, he’d ditched the suit for a sweater but his style was still on point thanks his custom “Uovo.”

Designed by sculptor Franco Reggiani especially for the Count, the one-off Uovo (Italian for egg) rides on a custom Ferrari frame, features aerodynamic bodywork done by Carrozzeria Fontana and a crystal windshield that eliminates what Marzotto called “annoying reflections.”

Ferrari Egg (10 images)

Despite the singular and streamlined look, Marzotto was unable to pilot the coupe to victory in the 1951 race (although he was leading before being forced to pull out due to a mechanical issue), but the car became a legend nonetheless.

Now in North America and coming up for auction, the historic vehicles has had a single owner for the past three decades and includes a detailed report from Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.

Showing at Monterey next month, the Uovo is expected fetch anywhere  from $5 to $7 million.

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