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You can now order Ferrari 250 GTO and Testa Rossa ‘Pontoon Fender’ replicas

The quarter-sized models take up to 450 hours to complete, and start at £41,750 each. Ouch

Published: 11 Mar 2024

Bristol-based Amalgam Collection, known for creating downscaled replicas of rarified metal, has just added two relatively unknown cars to its list of offerings: the Ferrari 250 GTO and 250 Testa Rossa ‘Pontoon Fender’. Both are built to a quarter of the corresponding car’s size, and can take as many as 450 hours to assemble. Or roughly the same time it takes to get through a McDonald’s queue during rush hour.

Let's begin with the 250 GTO which'll set you back £41,750. For this considerable outlay, you get a ‘Rosso Corsa’ finish and have the option of adding one of 16 bespoke liveries for an extra £8,696. We’d advise against saving the money and doing the job yourself in case you’re tempted, since each model is hand-built using aluminium and likely allergic to questionable at-home artisan techniques.

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Alternatively, you can opt for the Testa Rossa Pontoon Fender mock-up for the same price as the non-livery GTO, which follows much the same build principles albeit with an exposed aluminium finish. Both products can even be attached to a walnut wood frame if you so wish, and could prove a tempting alternative to a shrine made of empty shoe boxes.

Sandy Copeman, founder of Amalgam Collection, said: “I’ve got to know the extraordinary beauty of these pieces of fine automotive art on numerous occasions over the intervening 15 years, taking every opportunity to experience the incredible beauty of Sergio Scaglietti’s creations. It’s a real privilege for us to replicate his work.”

If for some reason you’re not fond of either car (and therefore a bit strange), Amalgam is also planning to roll out similar replicas of the 265 GTB and 275 GTB/4 to expand its Ferrari lineup over the next few years. You should probably start assembling those shoe boxes sooner rather than later in preparation.

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