We are delighted to reveal the next in a series of race weathered models at 1:18 scale. This meticulously patinated model of the Ferrari 330 P4 is limited to just 100 pieces. Each model has been hand-painted and detailed by our artisans in Bristol replicating precisely the race dirt that adorned the car at the end of the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. The artistry applied to these 100 models exemplifies our commitment to creating beautiful hand-made pieces which fully capture both the spirit and precise appearance of iconic race cars.
The model was developed using data from a digital scan of the only perfect example of the 330 P4 left in existence, that has not suffered crash damage or major modification. The prototype model has been scrutinised by Ferrari Classiche to ensure complete accuracy. The weathering details are precisely applied by our artisans using archival imagery to ensure the completed model is a perfect replica of the real car as it finished the race in 1967. Each model is accompanied by an archive quality Giclée print of the car as it crossed the line, selected by Amalgam from the Motorsport Images collection.
The 330 P4 must go down as one of the most revered Ferrari race cars of all time. One of the last Ferrari prototypes that still resembled a sports car, the 330 P4 hit the world sports car stage during one of its most exciting eras. Pitted against the Ford GT40 programme, which had beaten Ferrari at Le Mans in 1965, this V12 powered prancing horse improved upon its 330 P3 predecessor with an all new three valve cylinder head and other significant engine modifications.
Whilst the GT40 brought brute power and strength to the world’s race circuits, Ferrari stuck to their formula of smaller engine prototypes, believing that this package of technical sophistication and sublime handling would outclass the American manufacturer’s torque in the end.
This fine 1:18 scale model of the 330 P4 has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
Every Amalgam 1:18 scale model is supplied in a luxury black box with a protective outer carrying sleeve. Each model is mounted on a polished black acrylic base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The base holds a booklet containing the certificate of authenticity along with information and collateral material about the car. The model title and original branding is displayed on a polished stainless steel plaque mounted at the front end of the base.