What’s the story behind the Ferrari 330 P4?

Here’s what you need to know about the Ferrari 330 P4. Back when Ford was dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari was desperate to field a competitive race car to reclaim its status as the king of Le Mans.

Ultimately, the 330 P4 still couldn’t beat the Ford GT40 Mk II at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it did claim the second- and third-place finishes. That’s on top of winning the 1000-kilometer Monza race and pulling off a dominant one-two-three finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. Ferrari only built four units of the 330 P4, and only one — chassis number 0856 — of the four remains in its original form.

Most of you have probably heard of Amalgam Collection. It’s launched scale models of some of the most iconic cars in history, including the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse, Jaguar E-Type, and the Ferrari F40. That’s barely scratching the top-most section of the tip of the iceberg. Hop on the company’s website and you might not make it out alive, at least not with a healthy bank account. From classic vehicles to Formula One cars to even a 1:4 scale of the Bugatti Chiron’s engine and gearbox, Amalgam Collection’s lineup of items is a toy car collector’s wet dream. But we’re not here for all that smoke; we’re here for one scale model, in particular: the 1:18 scale of the Ferrari 330 P4.

In all seriousness, the first thing that’ll catch your attention is, well, the attention-to-detail in the creation of this scale model. Amalgam worked on data from a digital scan of the only existing 330 P4 — the 0856! — and recreated that model to the smallest of details. We’re not talking about machines doing the work, too. Each piece is hand-painted and meticulously detailed, right down to all the oil stains, dirt smears, and stone chipping that the 0856 330 P4 had when it crossed the finish line at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Race-weathered, as Alamgam describes it.

Mind you, that price is actually a bargain compared to some of the scale models that are available on the company’s website. 1:8 scale models of Formula One race cars will set you back around $8,000 per piece while a 1:4 scale model of the Bugatti Chiron will bleed you dry to the tune of $12,500. Oh, and that 1:4 scale Bugatti Chiron engine and gearbox that I mentioned earlier? That thing costs $10,600.

Paying $1,538 for a 1:18 scale Ferrari 330 P4 doesn’t sound that much anymore, does it? Besides, you’re not just getting the scale model for the money you’re spending. You’ll also receive a black protective box with a carrying sleeve and a booklet that comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a high-quality giclée of the Ferrari 330 P4 0856 crossing the finish line at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Of course, if you don’t want to spend so much, you can getthis 1:32 Slot car from Amazon for less than $100

Source: Amalgam Collection