The Ferrari 250 GTO had it all: beauty and brawn, velocity, brilliant engineering, and rarity. The sports car was birthed out of Enzo Ferrari's concern in 1961 that the new Jaguar E-Type would supplant Ferrari's supremacy in motor racing. Ferrari commissioned Giotto Bizzarrini, and later Mauro Foghieri, to design a new GT-class automobile, based on the 250 SWB Competizione's chassis. The new 250 GTO featured larger valves, generated 300 hp, used a 5-speed gearbox, a rear-axel, and body aerodynamics. The new 250 GTO model emerged as the pinnacle of Ferrari engineering at the time, stunning, and highly competitive.
Besides the new 250 GTO, Ferrari had another ace up their sleeve at the 30th 24 Hour of Le Mans in June of 1962: the seasoned driver-duo Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet. While Ferrari driver-duo Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill ended up finishing first, Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet in their Ferrari 25 GTO with starting #19 achieved an outstanding performance, finishing in 2nd position and covering 4,384.136 km in 24 hours at an average speed of 182.67 km/hr.
Any aficionado of the prancing horse will appreciate the CMC Ferrari 250 GTO 1962, Le Mans. This handsome miniature has been hand-crafted with utmost precision to reflect the impeccable pedigree of the original vehicle.