Manufacture: BBR Models
Limited Edition - 300 Pieces
Model Car with Display Case
1962 FERRARI 250 GTO
The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced by Ferrari in the early sixties.
It is considered the quintessential Ferrari and it is still one of the most famous cars of all time.
The number 250 is the displacement of each cylinder in cubic centimeters.
GTO stands for " Gran Turismo Omologato (Approved) ."
This symbol will not be later used for several years until the presentation in 1984 of the Ferrari 288 GTO.
The 250 GTO was designed to participate in motor racing.
It was an evolution of the "250 GT Short Wheel Base " having mounted the 3-liter V12 engine from the 250 Testa Rossa on the 250 GT SWB wheelbase.
After the chief engineer of this project, Giotto Bizzarrini, was fired along with other Ferrari engineers following a dispute with Enzo Ferrari, the project was handed over to new engineer Mauro Forghieri and designer Sergio Scaglietti.
The body, still very popular today, is the result of the collaboration with Bizzarrini and Scaglietti, and not, as is usually the result of a house or a designer brand.
The model car sits on a grey alcantara base with grey stitching.