Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (1958 Le Mans Winner) - 1:18 Scale Model Car by Amalgam
If it is true that necessity is the mother of invention, then the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was one of racing history's most beautiful babies. Developed in response to a World Sportscar Championship rule change for 1958 that restricted engine displacement to a maximum of three liters, Ferrari updated their two-liter 500TR to accommodate the Colombo 3-liter V12, as well as reshaping the aging spyder's bodywork for improved aerodynamics. The resulting car, the 250 Testa Rossa, would come to dominate international sports car competition throughout the late '50s and early '60s, winning three constructors' championships for Ferrari between 1958 and 1961.
In its debut season, the 250TR would notch a 12-lap victory in the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans (driven by legends Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill). This seminal Le Mans-winning Testa Rossa (s/n 0728TR) has been masterfully replicated in 1:18 scale by the Amalgam Collection. Created with assistance from Ferrari, who provided original design materials and archival photographs to supplement Amalgam's digital scanning technology, this model is one of the most accurately shaped Testa Rossa models ever created. Fine touches abound, from intricately threaded wire wheels to a leather tonneau cover to perfectly rendered side exhausts.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Resin body, features no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Includes acrylic dust cover, polished black acrylic display base with engraved i.d. plaque, certificate of authenticity and luxury black carrying box.
PERFECT FOR: Hardcore Ferrari enthusiasts. Collectors of historic Le Mans models who seek the absolute pinnacle of accuracy and detail.
NOTE: All Amalgam Collection 1:18-scale models are subject to a $45 U.S. shipping and handling fee. Please contact us for international shipping rates.