This scaled-down Ferrari 250 GTO still costs big bucks

Amalgam Models

British model maker Amalgam has crafted a quarter-scale Ferrari 250 GTO body that will set you back almost as much as a modern luxury car.

Having previously modelled a number of GTOs at one eighth scale, including Ralph Lauren’s own car, the company’s artisans have increased their ambition, and their prices accordingly. The body beautiful is made from hand-hammered aluminum, just as the real car’s panels were manufactured by Carozzerie Scaglietti in the 1960s.

The 250 GTO is the finest example of collaboration between Bizzarini, Forghieri and Scaglietti, and Amalgam digitally scanned several full-size GTOs in order to make the wood buck over which the body is formed from sheet metal.

Unlike the company’s other models, this 250 GTO is left unpainted to highlight the exhaustive creative process. “We at Amalgam, and the design team at Ferrari themselves, are of the opinion that when displayed in the hammered finish, these 1:4 body replicas are most expressive of the raw beauty of the original form and the very skilled process of creating them,” says the firm.

The art piece is mounted on a walnut frame for display, although other designs can be specified. Each example costs £52,370 ($64,333), measures 42.5 inches in length and weighs over ten pounds. Only a handful will be made to order, with Amalgam also planning to add the 250 Testa Rossa, 265 GTB and 275 GTB/4 to its collection in the next year.

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