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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Pedro/Ricardo Rodriguez in Paris 1962 in 1:18 scale


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This is the 1962 250 GTO s/n 3987, LHD, Red #1, Pedro/Ricardo Rodriguez, 1000km Paris, Montlhery 1962 in 1:18 scale

Each CMC scale model car is a perfect replication of a historically significant automobile. Every detail of
the 1:1 scale auto is recorded. Not one detail is missed or omitted.

M-254 Limited Edition 2,200 pcs.

 

The Ferrari 250 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) grew out of the 250 GT series into a competition car in the Gran Turismo category. A road-legal race car was born, enabling the drivers to travel to their races on their own. The basis for the 250 GTO was the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB model. The 250 stands for displacement in cubic centimeters per cylinder. Ferrari presented the vehicle for the first time at the annual press conference in January 1962 in Maranello.

 

The development of the GTO was conducted under Giotto Bizzarrini and took shape at the coach-builder Scaglietti, where almost all GTOs were later built. What was  new in comparison with the 250 GT Berlinetta "SWB" was the completely redesigned front end. The rear fenders got wider and longer, as did the rear end. In contrast to the first prototype, all later examples received a riveted rear spoiler, which was an aerodynamic innovation at the time. So much effort had never been put into the aerodynamics of a GT racing car.

 

The rear rigid axle of the 250 GT Berlinetta "SWB" was retained, but mounted on parallel trailing arms and a Watt linkage instead of leaf springs. The proven Tipo 168/62 3.0 L V12 from the 250 Testa Rossa was carried over. The interior of the 250 GTO is extremely spartan – an entailment resulting from its low weight, which, in conjunction with an output of virtually 300 hp and low air resistance, makes the GTO capable of up to 280 km/h

 

Chassis #3987 was delivered to Luigi Chinetti of the NART Team (North American Racing Team) in October 1962. It contested in the 1000 km of Paris in Monthlery one week later with Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez at its wheel. They raced chassis #3987 to a first place finish overall. In December of the same year, the car was sold to Roger Penske, who was able to continue its winning streak with many first-place finishes and front placements in various races. Among them was the 4th place overall and the class victory in the GT3

class at the 12 hours of Sebring in March 1963, a highlight worth mentioning.

 

After countless changes of ownership, the vehicle was restored to perfect condition as a part of Ralph Lauren's prestigious collection in 1985.

 

Model Description:

 

  • Hand-crafted metal precision model with a left-hand-drive configuration,

built from 1,838 single parts

  • Authentic recreation of the Monthlery winner at 1000 Km of Paris 1962
  • Functional engine hood, equipped with a supporting rod, quick release locks

and leather belt fastening

  • Functional doors with sliding windows
  • Trunk lid has a supporting rod and opens to reveal a spare wheel
  • Rear fuel tank filler with a flip-open cover
  • Perfectly-wired wheels with a light alloy rim, and removable Borrani central locking

nuts (with side-dependent right- and left-hand threads)

  • Highly detailed 12-cylinder V-type engine, complete with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
  • Meticulous replication of the interior, with roll cage and safety belts. Seats upholstered in textile covers with leather trimmings
  • Well-integrated dashboard with a full array of instruments and controls
  • Elaborate undercarriage, front and rear suspensions, oil and fuel tank (all made of

stainless steel), and racing-style tailpipe of the exhaust system

  • Detachable stainless-steel bottom plate

Special feature: Covers for the three air-intakes above the radiator grille are

removable and lockable.



CMC Features include:

Extremely Detailed Engine
Each individual component is neatly mounted by hand
Instruments on the dash are mounted separately
Moveable and Steerable Front Wheels
Floor covering is laid in by hand
Accurate and highly detailed Interior and Chassis
Opening Doors, Trunk and Hood
Allows for mounting and dismounting of wheels with winged central locking nut
Models are painted with the same process used by automakers, Multi-layer and clear coated.
To finish, the model is polished to a luster no less than the original.