We are excited to unveil to you our most recent race weathered development at 1:18 scale: the Ferrari 250 GTO. Based on chassis 3705GT, as raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 23rd and 24th of June 1962 by Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet, every model in this limited edition of 250 pieces has been meticulously hand-painted and detailed by our master model makers to show every detail of the race dirt as seen during one of the #19 car’s final pit stops. Every order will be accompanied by an archive quality Giclée print of the car during that pit stop, selected by Amalgam from the Motorsport Images collection.
The artistry applied to these 250 models continues to exemplify our commitment to creating beautiful hand-made pieces which fully capture both the spirit and precise appearance of iconic race cars. The original model was developed using data from a digital scan of an original Series 1 Ferrari 250 GTO, and the subsequent prototype model has been scrutinised by Ferrari Classiche to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The first batch of 100 of these models is currently underway in our Bristol workshop. Order now for dispatch from the first week of December.
The ultimate expression of the 250 GT series, the Ferrari 250 GTO model was the car that encapsulated Ferrari’s philosophy best: achieving the highest level of performance and styling. Its famed charisma came not only from its innumerable racing victories, but from the unique sum of its parts. A 2,953cc Columbo V12 engine coupled to a new 5-speed gearbox with a Sergio Scaglietti-designed body on top of a 250 GT chassis; the 250 GTO represented the pinnacle of 250 GT development in competition form, whilst remaining a legitimate road car. In recent years, original examples have repeatedly set price records. The 250 GTO currently holds record values for both auction and private sales, at $48.4 millions and $70 million respectively.
This fine 1:18 scale model is of chassis 3705GT exactly as raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 23rd and 24th of June 1962 by Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet. The duo won the GT class comfortably, a huge twelve laps ahead of their closest rival, another 250 GTO run by Equipe Nationale Belge, and sixteen laps ahead of the nearest rival manufacturer. In fact, the #19 car finished second on the overall podium, only five laps behind the outright winners, Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill in a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM. Noblet and Guichet’s victory sealed class victory for the Scuderia in the 1962 International Championship of Manufacturer for Ferrari after five continuous consecutive victories for the marque in just five races. Despite having four races remaining, Ferrari could no longer be outscored. Ferrari continued this winning streak throughout every subsequent round, winning the championship with a maximum score of 45 points. Their closest rivals were Jaguar, who scored just 16 points.