CMC Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione #14 Le Mans Limited Edition 1:18 Scale

CMC-Classic Model Cars, USA

  • $499.99


Brand: CMC-Classic Model Cars, USA

Features:

  • Extraordinary in a Class of the Exquisite
  • Limited Edition, only 7,000 pieces made and individually numbered
  • There is no comparable model in this scale and as beautiful as the original
  • Constructed as the originals from the historical drawings with high quality materials by hand
  • Hand assembled from 1,110 parts, this model brings to life in 1:18 Scale, replicated to the exact detail

Publisher: CMC-Classic Model Cars, USA

Warranty: Y

Details:

CMC Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione #14 Le Mans Limited Edition 1:18 Scale
CMC's precision diecast replica of the famous No. 14 Competizion Ferrari 250 GT SWB in scale 1.18.
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Historical Background

From the mid-1950’s through the early years of the 1960’s, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinettas dominated the GT-class races around the world. The production of Berlinettas moved from a long wheelbase to a short wheelbase in 1959, and out of the latter grew the racing version “Competizione.” One of the best-known Competiziones is Chassis 2689, the silver Berlinetta with a prominent blue Gordini French racing stripe. This car was assembled on May 30, 1961 -- just in time to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans that was held eleven days later. Jean Guichet and Pierre Noblet teamed up and raced their No. 14 Competizione to a terrific victory in the GT-class. In addition, they walked away with a sensational 3rd place in the overall standings of all participating race cars. The CMC miniature also does justice to the winning car in fun-providing ways, ranging from a functional steering wheel, removable wheels, side-dependent threads of the central locking nuts, and an almost fully-replicated engine compartment to the doors, flaps, and a trunk cover that can open and lead one to discover impressive interior.

Technical Data of the Original Vehicle:
  • 12-cylinder V-engine with two overhead camshafts
  • Maximum output up to 290 hp at 7,000 / rpm
  • Top speed up to 270 km/h
  • Aluminium two-door coupé body (curb weight 1,022 kg)
True to the original, the interior and seats are covered with real fabric, the wheel in wood grain, plastic and rubber components complete with all instruments and control panel elements.
True to the original, the interior and seats are covered with real fabric, the wheel in wood grain, plastic and rubber components complete with all instruments and control panel elements.
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Extraordinary in a Class of the Exquisite

From the mid-1950’s through the early years of the 1960’s, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinettas dominated the GT-class races around the world. The production of Berlinettas moved from a long wheelbase to a short wheelbase in 1959, and out of the latter grew the racing version “Competizione.” One of the best-known Competiziones is Chassis 2689, the silver Berlinetta with a prominent blue Gordini French racing stripe. This car was assembled on May 30, 1961 -- just in time to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans that was held eleven days later. Jean Guichet and Pierre Noblet teamed up and raced their No. 14 Competizione to a terrific victory in the GT-class. In addition, they walked away with a sensational 3rd place in the overall standings of all participating race cars.

This CMC miniature also does justice to the winning car in fun-providing ways, ranging from a functional steering wheel, removable wheels, side-dependent threads of the central locking nuts, and an almost fully-replicated engine compartment to the doors, flaps, and a trunk cover that can open and lead one to discover impressive interior.

Every element of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione is faithfully replicated.
Every element of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione is faithfully replicated.
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Prized Among Collectors and Enthusiasts

The Berlinetta mediates superbly between being a roadworthy vehicle and a racing car. Understandably it belongs in the most desired of all vintage cars. 2008 saw a Ferrari 250 GT land one of the highest bids that had ever been made in automobile auctions. Plus all charges and surcharges, the final cost of the car amounted to 7.04 Million Euros or about 10 Million US Dollars. Why? The reason was well summarized in the name of the auction, Leggenda e passione (“legend and passion”).

By the end of the 1950’s, famous race drivers, such as Stirling Moss, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, John Surtees and Maurice Trintignant virtually felt obliged to drive a Competizione, which is equipped with features that make it highly adaptive to racing conditions, including removal of the front and rear bumpers, bigger wheels, broadened rear wheel housings mounted with splash guards, little insect-guard windshield on the bonnet, exhaust pipes with SNAP extractors, and so on.

UPC: 679579000799

EAN: 0679579000799

Package Dimensions: 12.2 x 6.4 x 4.7 inches