Display of Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, 'Bodybuck' Models of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Considered by many to be Ferrari’s greatest triumph of form and function, the 250 GTO was designed to compete in GT racing. Very much a collaborative development, chief engineer Bizzarrini, along with chief designer Scaglietti, initially developed the body & chassis from the 250 GT SWB. The car has many features that are synonymous with early-1960s Ferrari technology, including a hand-welded tube frame.
The car debuted at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962, driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien. Although not pleased at first that they were driving a GT-class car instead of one of the Testarossas competing in the prototype class, they not only impressed themselves but everyone else by finishing 2nd overall behind the Testarossa of Bonnier and Scarfiotti.
The GTO went on to enjoy unrivalled success in Sportscar racing between 1962 and 1964, winning the Division III (GT+2.0) World Manufacturer’s Championship in all three years. It is now one of the most rare and collectable sportscars in the world achieving unparalleled sums at auction.
Shown here is a two-model display ("coffret") of a 'wood' and a wire 'bodybuck' model. The models include the chassis and a piece of bodywork as shown. Further details are available on request.
The wire and 'wood' models are also available separately. Please click on these links for further information: