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.
Model made of metal with 1,638 pieces
Body faithfully reproduced to scale
Perfectly reproduced metallic tubular chassis
Removable engine hood by removing the genuine leather fasteners
Engine reproduced down to the smallest detail, including accessories and wiring
Hand-mounted and removable spoke wheels with wing nut
The braking system has been reproduced down to the smallest detail
Stainless steel fuel tank with operating lid
Highly detailed cockpit with leather seats and full instrument panel
Electrical system reproduced on the passenger console
Excellent chrome and hand-polished metals
Ferrari red paint and varnishes with bright finishes and manual polishing
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?