The Testa Rossa, literally "redhead" in Italian, owes its name to the color of the valve caps on its 12-cylinder engine. This model was one of the most successful and temperamental racing cars of all time, leading Ferrari to win several Sports Car World Championships and three victories at Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961 among others. Its temperament, its singular beauty, and elegance have made the Testa Rossa, from its birth, a great fascination among racing fans around the world.
This CMC model is built with an impressive body with a very realistic appearance and an impeccable finish worthy of the best Ferrari. The level of detail, unprecedented in the world of collecting, is so complete that it will raise the heart rate of any collector.
Sergio Scaglietti, an exceptionally talented car designer, drew on his Formula 1 knowledge to develop the body of the Testa Rossa. The spectacular style of its front was exciting as well as the very elongated front fenders which gave the set aggressiveness and were necessary to give the front drum brakes better cooling. International racing circles began calling the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa as "Pontoon Fender".
A total of 19 vehicles were delivered to private competition teams, and another four were built for Scuderia Ferrari. In 2009 the Maranello brand auctioned a 250 Testa Rossa "Pontoon Fender" that sold for 9.02 million euros (approximately US $ 12.5 million). Is there better proof that the fascination for Testa Rossa survives today?