Simply amazing detail in 18 scale
Published articles featuring images from other collectors may occasionally appear on this blog. During the 1990’s and into the early years of 2,000 a good friend and I promoted a very large number of models from many manufactures and to date some of these models still remain within my collection. During this time frame many very high quality images were produced and for that reason a model car may be featured using some of these archived images. I will however make special notations when this occurs.
One example is this simply outstanding 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB produced by CMC and featured in this topic. All photos are from photo archives provided from AJ Jerome, who must have taken a few hundred thousand images during the periods mentioned above.
Probably no other model has such a lasting and sensational impact on the history of Ferrari and the popularity of the Scuderia as the 250 GT SWB does. More than 40 years later, this model is still hard to be foreshadowed, thanks to its graceful contour, flowing line management, and harmonious proportionality. Indeed it belongs to the most desired of all vintage cars. That with its unique quality, this legendary Berlinetta mediates superbly between being a roadworthy car and an excellent racing car. In actuality, the Berlinetta set a historic record in terms of the number of victories clinched by a single model during its ten years of active participation in car racing.
CMC has dedicated itself to reproducing the luxury (Lusso) edition of the 250 GT SWB – based on a street-version built in 1961. The all-metal model is composed of 1.141 parts and it is completely hand-assembled. Every detail of the body, as designed by Sergio Pininfarina, became transferred exactly and presented in a miniature form that is true to the original. Named after its builder, the Colombo-twelvecylinder-V-engine is a feast for the eyes as well. Look at it and you could hear the revving and roaring sound of a powerful twelve-cylinder. Now if you wish, you can fantasize jumping into the model’s bucket seat and waiting for the command, ”Gentlemen, start your engines!“
Profile: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Stock #: M-046
Release Date: 2005
Body Color: Red
Int Color: Tan
Engine: Colombo- 12 cylinder-V-engine
Photo Gallery for 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
All photos provided by Alan AJ Jerome
Content taken from box art provided with model.