Chassis No. 0714 went into the manufacturing of the second Testa Rossa, which was earmarked for Mr. Piere Drogo, a gentleman from Venezuela. In early December 1957, the new car was delivered to him in Modena, Italy. He intended to pilot it in as many races as possible. One of the modifications he made was to install an additional air inlet underneath the doors so as to improve the cooling of the rear wheel drum brakes. His first race took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in January 1958. Since then, more than half a century has passed. In the course of time, Testa Rossa (meaning “Red Head” in English) became a most successful and best-known Ferrari model of all time.
Perfectly restored and painted in deep black with a flamboyant red/white border on its nose, the car with the starting No. DM124 was offered at “Leggenda e Passione,” an auction that took place in Maranello, Italy in May 2009. The bidding went as high as 9.02 million Euros, and the car changed hands. Is there better proof that the fascination with Testa Rossa is still going strong? Please enjoy this CMC model which is replicated true to the original. And this one is affordable to you.
To build this 1:18 scale CMC model, it takes1,640 single parts in addition to the extraordinary handcraftsmanship that puts them together. The authentic replication of this model also makes it time-enduring in terms of value and collectability. Hopefully, it will find a new home in your collection.