Exclusive Partnership with Schaltkulisse
We can now reveal that we have partnered with exclusive German automobile dealer Schaltkulisse to immortalise the unique and charismatic ‘Minty Forty’. The Ferrari F40 chassis #88538, sinfully but deliciously repainted in Verde Pallido by Schaltkulisse following its restoration to peak condition, has been precisely replicated as a one-off build at 1:8 scale through our Tailor-Made service.
Schaltkulisse has also commissioned Amalgam Collection to create an exclusive edition of the ‘Minty Forty’ at 1:18 scale which is available to order now. Read on to discover more.
Limited Edition of 300 1:18 scale models
The Ferrari F40 'Minty Forty' at 1:18 scale is limited to just 300 models worldwide, offering a rare opportunity to own an extraordinary collectors piece. Models at 1:18 scale are now available to purchase directly from Amalgam Collection or via Schaltkulisse, with a view to dispatch the first models before Christmas.
Bespoke 1:8 Scale Model
Schaltkulisse have availed themselves of Amalgam Collection’s tailor-made service and have commissioned a deeply detailed model replicating every aspect of the 'Minty Forty's' specification. From the Verde Pallido exterior paint colour and the Schaltkulisse branded license plate, right down to the blue Sabelt racing harness, every visible aspect of the car has been perfectly reproduced at scale.
The front and rear covers, like the real car, lift to reveal a finely detailed replica of the 2,936cc twin-turbocharged Tipo V8 engine, whilst the doors also open, revealing the car’s legendarily spartan interior. The completed replica required over 400 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and build, and measures over 54 centimetres (21 inches) long.
The Minty Forty
‘Minty Forty’ is a car with a story to tell. Whilst all 1311 original examples of the Ferrari F40 left Maranello painted in Rosso Corsa, when the chance came to acquire chassis #88538, Schaltkulisse leapt at the opportunity. During the process of restoring the car to peak condition, the team wanted to celebrate the fact that the car was driven and used, instead of being stored and closeted like so many of its contemporaries. Consequently, the car was dressed in the distinctive Verde Pallido, a beautiful shade of green that most famously adorned Sir Stirling Moss’ 250 GTO chassis 3505GT. Little did Schaltkulisse know that the “Minty Forty” would become an internet sensation and, after its presentation at the Caffeine Injection event, followed by a few sightings in Munich and around Lake Como, the car became an instant icon, recognisable wherever it goes.