Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, ’Bodybuck’ Model of the Ferrari Dino 246 F1, 1958 F1 World Champion
The Ferrari Dino 246 F1 was built by Ferrari to compete in the 1958 F1 season. Its only victory that year was at the French Grand Prix, driven by Mike Hawthorn. He lead the race from the start having secured pole, never relinquishing the lead throughout the race. He went on to become 1958 F1 World Champion with the Dino, the third time for a Ferrari driver. He beat Stirling Moss by only one point having secured 5 second places during the season in the Dino.
The model is now sold out.
In 2011 I made a one-off, all-opening, brass model of the Ferrari Dino 246 F1. Details about this model can be found by clicking on this link.
Ferrari Dino 246 F1 One-Off Model
Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, ’Bodybuck’ Model of the Ferrari 330 P4, 1967
With its sleek design by Drogo, the 330 P4 made its debut in 1967 at one of the most exciting times in sportscar racing with Ferrari and Ford battling out for domination of the Championship.
The P4 had its most celebrated achievement at Daytona 1967 when it formed part of Ferrari’s famous 1-2-3 on Ford’s home soil. But Ford fought back at Le Mans with their new MKIV and despite reliabilty problems with many of their cars, succeeded in beating two P4s to the trophy.
This ’wood’ version of the ’Bodybuck’ is now sold out.
Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, ’Bodybuck’ Model of the Ferrari 166 MM, Winner of Le Mans 1949
This ’bodybuck’ model is of Ferrari’s first ever winner at Le Mans, and the car that ensured Ferrari’s iconic status. The 166 MM #22 (chassis #0008M) was driven by Peter Mitchell Thomson (Lord Selsdon) and his co-driver Luigi Chinetti in the 1949 race, although the Italian drove for the vast majority of the race.
The car was constructed using the unique ’Superleggera’ system of fitting light alloy bodywork to a small-diameter, tubular metal frame. This ’bodybuck’ model echos that frame. The version shown here also includes the option of headlights and tail-lights to further evoke the original.
A display of the ’bodybuck’ with the accompanying chassis model was presented at Retromobile 2009. Photos of the chassis model can be found by clicking on this link Ferrari 166 MM Chassis Model.
This ’bodybuck’ model and ’bodybuck’/chassis display are now sold out.
Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, ’Bodybuck’ Model of the Maserati 450S, 1956-1958
Maserati built nine versions of the 450S between 1956-1958, with the intention of competing in, and winning, the World Sportscar Championship. However, the car failed in its bid to secure overall victory for Maserati, despite the efforts of many of the leading drivers of the day and a win at the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring. Nevertheless the car did enjoy a number of later successes with privateers, notably in the US.
The ’bodybuck’ is displayed here with an accompanying chassis model. The combined chassis & bodybuck model display was shown at Retromobile 2009. It also featured in ’Four Small Wheels’ ed. 08-2008. Further details about this chassis model can be found be clicking on this link Maserati 450S Chassis.
The ’bodybuck’ model and the ’bodybuck’/chassis display are now sold out.
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