This Ferrari 250GTO is part of a very special and extremely limited collection of models, celebrating each of the Ferrari 250 GTO Series 1 cars that were produced. Each individual chassis has been recreated at 1:8 scale in a limited run of just 5 pieces in each specification.
3445GT was completed on April 30th 1962. It was first raced by Sergio Bettoja in the Parma-Poggio Hillclimb achieving a 3rd in class. It was then owned by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata and started in Le Mans (dnf) with Nino Vacarella and Giorgio Scarlatti. Carlo Maria Abate won the Trophée Auvergne in Charade. The GTO had an accident in the Tour de France, finished 22nd OA in the 1000km Montlhery race and 5th OA in the 12 hour Sebring race.
In 1963, the 3445GT was purchased by Ulf Norinder, who changed its livery from the original red to blue and yellow colours of Sweden to comply with the racing regulations of the day. Norinder drove the GTO to victory in the Vastkustloppet in his home nation. The car also finished second in class twice in the Targa Florio in 1963 and 1964, driven by Bordeu/Scarlatti and Norinder/Pico Troiberg respectively. Whilst racing in 1964, the car's number was designated 112, the number which it still bears today.
In mid-2012, the #3445 GT chassis was involved in an accident with a Hyundai during the lead up to the year’s Le Mans Classic in France. Behind the wheel at the time was billionaire owner Christopher Cox, who was unharmed in the relatively minor accident. The car, however, sustained some damage to its front and was was immediately sent to the Ferrari Classiche department which completed its restoration work at the end of 2014. During its stay in Maranello, the car was restored to the original engine and bodywork configuration in which it was under Norinder's ownership.
This model has been hand-crafted utilising our own CAD data created by scanning an original car in every detail. The resulting prototype has undergone strict scrutiny by Ferrari to ensure complete accuracy.