FIRST LOOK: CMC Ferrari 250 GTO, Laguna Seca, 2004 •

FIRST LOOK: CMC Ferrari 250 GTO, Laguna Seca, 2004

Premier brand CMC is giving fans a first look at their upcoming 1:18 metal and opening Ferrari 250 GTO, Laguna Seca, 2004 – more on the history of this classic Ferrari 250 is mentioned below.  Production here is limited to 2200 pieces with a suggested retail of 657 euro.

About the 250 GTO, Laguna Seca…  “The vehicle shown was delivered to Mrs Mamie Spears Reynolds in Florida/USA in February 1963 by Luigi Chinetti. Already in the same month, he achieved first place overall with Pedro Rodriguez at the 3 Hours Daytona Continental starting number 18. Other races and successes included a 13th place overall in the 12 Hours of Sebring with Joakim Bonnier in March (4th in his class), in June 1963 a 2nd place overall at Laguna Seca, in July 63rd overall at Pacific Raceway and also in July a class victory in the candlestick race. In July 1964, it sold for $12,166 and was subsequently only seen at races and historical shows. The perfectly restored car has been in the collection of Brandon Wang (USA) since 1993.”

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13 Responses to "FIRST LOOK: CMC Ferrari 250 GTO, Laguna Seca, 2004"

  1. MLB says:

    So very much wrong with this. It does NOT accurately replicate that specific GTO.

    • JM says:

      Can you elaborate? What’s not accurate on it? Thanks.

      • Juju says:

        They seem to have once again taken the mould of the poorly restored 3809 GT, used on their previous versions seven years ago. Clearly, CMC doesn’t care what anyone says.

      • MLB says:

        Everything that is/was wrong with all CMC’s GTO’s from when first released has been written about and published here and on other sites. And read below what JUJU has posted which very succinctly states it. And that very poorly and incorrectly fully restored car CMC used as their reference was not even restored by Ferrari, or any restorers affiliated with Ferrari. It was incorrectly restored by some shop in the UK. CMC used the bad GTO because it was owned by a collector in Germany who gave them easy local access. They are a VERY lazy company when it comes to any research.

  2. Jelle says:

    It does look like they borrowed BBR’s spray paint. Or actually, even the BBR colour comes closer than this. On every picture the real one looks way, way darker. I actually pre-ordered this one, and the Stirling Moss. Hope this is not what it will look like in the end.

    • Juju says:

      It’s true that the tint is wrong. It should be a very deep midnight blue, almost black, not metallic.

      • Jelle says:

        I asked CMC about it, and they sent me a another picture of a sample, which looked great, and much more realistic.
        The reason the colour looks so off is just the degree of lighting. So I’m reassured 😀
        Otherwise, I don’t see what would be wrong with the model.

        • DS Team says:

          In CMC’s defence, we sometimes enhance the photos on the website.

        • Bob says:

          That is good news Jelle.

        • Jelle says:

          All’s well that ends well! Still curious to see the “real” thing. And find out more about how faithfully restored the 3809GT actually may be.
          I do feel that CMC has love for their products, so research should be in place.

          • MLB says:

            CMC does NOT do and does not know what good thorough research is. I used to consult with them, and I finally walked away.

          • Juju says:

            MLB is right. CMC makes no effort whatsoever to research the historical truth. We’ve seen this with the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, the Bugatti Type 35 and the first batch Ferrari 250 GTO, among others. It will continue with this second batch of 250 GTOs. CMC likes to make a spectacular show with lots of little articulated parts, but has no interest whatsoever in the historical veracity of the models.

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