Bonhams : Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.

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Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.

Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
This exceedingly rare hand-built model was CMA's first large scale limited edition model. These were produced over 20 years ago, and the edition is long out of production. The edition was originally planned to be a run of 250 pieces, but as with so many items requiring a great amount of skill and countless hours of tedious assembly work, it became too costly and difficult to continue with, hence just a mere 75 models were produced, many of which found their way into some of the finest automotive collections around the world.

The model offered here is serial number 20, and CMA provides a letter with the model attesting to the fact that they produced only 75 pieces of this Le Mans winning car.

Detail abounds everywhere you look from the wired and plumbed engine to the interior with numerous individual parts. The interior is accurate to the '49 Le Mans winner; according to Mr. Chinetti, a reserve oil tank was hastily installed for him to manually operate during the race ".......because Ferrari's men put the rings in upside down!" That little known fact was discovered by Marshall Buck during his research to make this a historically accurate model. All panels open, there are hinged prop rods to hold the hood and trunk lids open, the larger rectangular windscreens are hinged to display up or down, and the model features full chassis detail and much more.

These Barchetta models were approved by Touring Superleggera S.p.A. and are the only models to ever carry their official approval.

Each model, as this one does, also bears a plaque mounted to the display base that was personally autographed by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. These are the only production models ever to bear his approval and autograph.

When new, in numerous publications, these models received rave reviews internationally, including high praise from some of the most knowledgeable Ferrari experts. To quote the Editor of Prancing Horse magazine: "While few of us will ever have the opportunity to own the full sized car, a model of this scale and accuracy perhaps offers the next best thing." Made in the USA.

Includes its original display case as shown as well as a matted 8x10 vintage photograph by renowned photographer Jesse Alexander, taken in 1992 in front of Mr. Chinetti's home with him holding CMA's prototype model of this winning Barchetta. Also includes original box for the model.
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Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta #0008M, 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, driven by Luigi Chinetti, Sr. 1:14 scale, by Marshall Buck's CMA Models, early 1990's.
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