The 250 Testa Rossa is now one of the world’s most sought after Ferraris. The TR was designed with existing Ferrari customers in mind, many of whom were currently racing with the 500 TRC model. The 500 TRC was known for its sublime handling and the 250TR built on this quality, using a similar chassis as platform in which to incorporate a much more powerful V12 engine with six twin-choke carburettors. The 250 Testa Rossa won the Manufacturers’ World Championship for Ferrari in 1958.
During this exciting year for the Maranello giant, the ‘Lucy Belle’ was entered for the 24 Heures du Mans by privateer, Ed Hugus under the race number ‘22’. To set the scene, the La Sarthe race of that year attracted a huge crowd of some 150,000 spectators, gathered in anticipation of an exciting and closely matched dual between Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Porsche. In and amongst this background of similarly paced works race teams, the Lucy Belle, piloted by Ed Hugus and team mate Ray ‘Ernie’ Erickson, achieved a commendably seventh place overall. The Scuderia Ferrari, who had a bumper entry of 11 cars in the race, made up of both works entries and privateer teams, eventually won the race.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the Ferrari 250 TR has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both Ferrari’s engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
Every Amalgam 1:8 scale model is supplied in a luxury black presentation box and mounted on a carbon fibre or leather base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The model title, original branding and edition number are displayed on polished stainless steel plaques mounted at the front end of the base.
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