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Please note that this lot has been withdrawn for a shipment delay. It is available for private sale. Again, note that it is sold only as a collector’s item and may be unsuitable to be operated by a child. Also note that it is sold on a Bill of Sale.
Designed and built by François Mortarini in cooperation with Ferrari Società Esercizio Fabbriche Automobili e Corse S.p.A. in 1967, this enchanting Ferrari 330 P2 child’s car is an homage to the original Ferrari legend. The full-size 330 P2 made its debut at the 1965 Daytona Continental, entered by Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team. Featuring a powerful new dual overhead cam engine, a lighter, lower chassis, and more aerodynamic bodywork than its predecessors, the car was a fearsome foe on the racetrack, often competing with and defeating larger, more powerful competitors. Driven by such greats as John Surtees and Ludovico Scarfiotti, the 330 P2 won the 1965 ADAC 1000 Km Rennen Nürburgring, placed 2nd at the Monza 1000 Km, and assisted Ferrari in winning the 1965 FIA International Trophy for GT Prototypes.
Rarely seen in the US, the five-eighths-scale Ferrari 330 P2 child’s car was authorized by Ferrari and originally developed to be driven by children attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans on a small track on the grounds of Circuit de la Sarthe. Constructed of a lithe fiberglass body over a tubular frame, this diminutive racer is powered by a single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and boasts rack and pinion steering and rear drum brakes.
Offered with an instruction manual and an absolutely charming shipping crate, this scale P2 would be an enchanting addition to any Ferrari collection.