- Picture: Amalgam Collection

You can get this 'race weathered' Ferrari for $14,000

Don't get any hopes up about driving it, though...

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In 1958, there was a Ferrari 250TR, called 'Lucybelle II'. It raced in the 24 hrs of Le Mans and many more endurance races. That year, Scuderia Ferrari had 11 entries split between factory works team and private entries. The works team won the race, but Lucybelle II, a private entry piloted by American drivers Ed Hugus and Ray “Ernie” Erickson, finished seventh, completing 278 laps. And now, you can buy it.

picture: Amalgam Collection

picture: Amalgam Collection

Well, sort of. This is a race weathered 1:8 scale model of Lucybelle II from Amalgam Collection. This model shows all the dirt that used to get onto cars when they used to race. It was created by master model makers, they perfected every detail.

Its bonnet comes off and the boot opens to show the post-race state of the engine, spare wheel and fuel tank in the boot. Everything is matched to the original, including the tonneau cover on it and the race-weathered interior.

It is comparatively easier to get a scale model of a car that is in perfect condition, but it's much more difficult to get a scale model in perfect post-race condition. This model is limited to three examples and costs $13,970 plus shipping, hence more than $14,000. This does beg a question...

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Comments (15)

  • Would rather get a 1:8 scale 911 RSR for around 9k USD. 😂

      1 year ago
  • The price seems about right for a Ferrari 😁

      1 year ago
    • I really wish Ferrari’s would come at that price

        1 year ago
    • Yep, right about that, the price of the model is probably equivalent to a carbon fibre mudflap add-on for some new Ferrari 😀

      Other model manufacturers should decide to sell 'weathered' models.

        1 year ago
  • Im sorry but... that is asking too much, with 14k I could easily buy a used STI, A Mr2 I can drive... For 14k I get to buy a model car I cant even drive or play with? I have seen more detailed model cars for only 32€ online.

      1 year ago
  • Cool

      1 year ago
  • yeah umm no. nz used to make the actual kit car of the TR

      1 year ago
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