Ferrari 250LM (1965 Le Mans Winner) - 1:18 Scale Model Car by Amalgam
Though few would realize it at the time, the 1965 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans would prove to be a turning point in the history of the French endurance classic. Having won the race for five straight years with a succession of V12-powered bolides, Ferrari seemed poised to dominate the remainder of the decade with a new generation of mid-engined prototypes...particularly since Ford's highly publicized efforts to crash the party had yet to produce a positive result. Ferrari's new P2 prototype would face off with the updated, 427-powered Ford Mk IIs at Le Mans in 1965, but a shockingly high rate of attrition meant that when the checkered flag fell, it was a privately entered Ferrari 250LM that would claim victory, marking the first time in nearly a decade that a non-works team (Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team) would win the race...and as it would turn out, the last time a Ferrari would EVER win Le Mans.
This final Le Mans-winning Ferrari, 250LM s/n 5893, is now the subject of an exquisite 1:18-scale model replica by the Amalgam Collection. Created using advanced digital scanning technology, as well as with hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs of the real car, the Amalgam 250LM is accurate in every detail. Of particular note are its intricately woven wire wheels and faithfully replicated racing cockpit, as well as its flawless paintwork. For serious collectors of Le Mans-winning 1:18-scale model cars, the 250LM by the Amalgam Collection is ready to become a cherished pinnacle piece.
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: Ferrari devotees. Discerning collectors of 1:18-scale Le Mans winners. Diehard fans of sports car racing's golden age.
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.