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. The sports car debuted at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962. It was piloted by talented duo, Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien, who finished first in class and second overall. From then on, the 250 GTO gave Ferrari a slew of victories achieving legendary status.
Any aficionado of the prancing horse will appreciate this silver CMC Ferrari 250 GTO 1962. This handsome miniature has been hand-crafted with utmost precision to reflect the impeccable pedigree of the original vehicle. It features 11 openings. Trunk and hood, doors, another opening compartment behind the passenger door, fuel cap, a latch on the nose, three removable vents in front of that, and a removable panel which covers the undertray.