Ferrari La Storia - Ferrari 256 Brooks

 
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Ferrari La Storia is a series of officially licensed Ferrari Formula 1 models made by Ixo. The series originally included 56 1:43 Ferrari models of which only 10,000 were made for worldwide distribution.

The model replicates the car driven by Tony Brooks at the German Grand Prix in 1959. The race was unique in Formula One World Championship history, the only race to be divided into two heats. In the first, Tony Brooks and Dan Gurney took the lead. Masten Gregory in the Cooper-Climax battled hard with them, passing first one Ferrari then the other as the lead changed hands until a big end bolt broke. It was a Ferrari 1-2-3 with Phil Hill taking the final podium place.

In the second heat, once again the Ferraris had a duel at the front, this time with Bruce McLaren until he suffered transfer gear problems. On aggregate placings, it was an all-Ferrari podium in the order Brooks, Gurney, Hill. This was the fastest Formula One race recorded at this time, with an average speed of 143.3 miles per hour.

The model is packaged in a red tin which is made to look like a book, with an outer box and a descriptive leaflet telling the history of the car.

Size : 1:43 scale

 

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