Ferrari 125 s – one of Ferrari’s first ever road cars – photographed at the museum in Maranello, Italy
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The Ferrari 125 S (commonly 125 or 125 Sport) was a 1.5 litre race car built in 1947 by automaker Ferrari of Modena, Italy, its first vehicle. Only two were made. Although preceded by Enzo Ferrari’s Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 of 1940, the 125 S was the first vehicle to bear the Ferrari name when it debuted on May 11, 1947 at the Piacenza racing circuit. Like the 815, but unlike its inline-8 predecessor, partly developed from Fiat engine components, the 125 S featured the Ferrari designed and built Colombo V12 (the “125”), a trait it shared with most Ferrari cars of the following decades. The 125 S was replaced by the 159 S later in 1947.