Lot 201

Miami 2024

Ferrero Le Mans Children's Car

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$12,000 USD | Sold

United States Flag | Coral Gables, Florida

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  • Tribute to the 1964 Le Mans-winning 275 P built in 1992
  • Piaggio 50-cc engine with a four-speed manual gearbox with reverse; coil-over-shock front and rear suspension and rear hydraulic drum brakes
  • Coachwork by Carrozzeria Eugenio; chassis number 02/12
  • Approximately one-third scale, with wonderful detail inside and out
  • An ideal first racecar for the budding tifoso

In 1964, the Ford–Ferrari wars were in full swing. Ferrari fielded a four-car prototype team for Le Mans, consisting of three 3.3-liter 275 Ps, and a 4.0-liter 330 P. Private entries, including two 330 Ps, came from the British, Belgian, and American competitors. Ford entries included three GT40s and Shelby Daytona coupes. None of the Ford GT40s finished the race, although a Shelby Daytona Coupe won the GT class. However, it finished 4th overall, behind three Ferraris, including the overall-winning 275 P driven by Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella.

This handsome one-third scale Ferrero Le Mans is one of 12 miniature tributes handcrafted in 1992 by Eugenio Ferrero at his Carrozzeria Eugenio in Briosco, Italy. Styled after the Le Mans-winning 1964 Ferrari 275 P, it is built with a tubular steel chassis, has a one-piece fiberglass body, and is powered by a 50-cubic-centimeter two-stroke Piaggio engine, which is mated to a four-speed gearbox with reverse gear, and full 12-volt battery and electrics. Finished in red and white livery, the car has a tan leather seat for the monoposto driving position. Controls, to the driver’s left, fall easily to the hand, be it a small one. Overall, this delightful little Ferrero is very clean and correctly detailed.

Though not legal for road use, nor homologated for FIA competition, it is ideal for fast laps around the driveway!