It’s not the car you’re buying, but it’s close enough

The Ferrari 330 P4 stands as one of the most iconic Ferraris of all time. It’s certainly one of the rarest as only one original 330 P4 — chassis 0856 — is said to still exist. Last we heard, it’s owned by a Canadian collector, and if that collector decided to put the car up for sale, it could become the most expensive Ferrari of all time.

Acquiring the only remaining 330 P4 is a pipe dream for almost all of us, but if you’re suffering from a severe case of FOMO, you can still take ownership of a Ferrari 330 P4 courtesy of Amalgam Collection. It’s a lot cheaper, too, at just $1,358, though, I suppose, for a 1:18 scale model, that’s a premium price for the item that you’re buying. Either way, you get to go home with a Ferrari 330 P4. It’s 1/18th the size of the real one, but we’ll take our victories where we can get them.

What’s the story behind the Ferrari 330 P4?

Here’s what you need to know about the Ferrari 330 P4. Back when Ford was dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari was desperate to field a competitive race car to reclaim its status as the king of Le Mans.

Ferrari chief Enzo Ferrari demanded a winning car in 1967, and after months of laborious work, Ferrari came out with the 330 P4, a V-12-powered endurance race car that was tipped to help bring Ferrari back to the top of endurance racing.

Ultimately, the 330 P4 still couldn’t beat the Ford GT40 Mk II at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it did claim the second- and third-place finishes. That’s on top of winning the 1000-kilometer Monza race and pulling off a dominant one-two-three finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. Ferrari only built four units of the 330 P4, and only one — chassis number 0856 — of the four remains in its original form.

The Ferrari 330 P4 Le Mans Racer is Within Your Budget If Size Doesn't Matter
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The Ferrari 330 P4 Le Mans Racer is Within Your Budget If Size Doesn't Matter
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Most of you have probably heard of Amalgam Collection. It’s launched scale models of some of the most iconic cars in history, including the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse, Jaguar E-Type, and the Ferrari F40. That’s barely scratching the top-most section of the tip of the iceberg. Hop on the company’s website and you might not make it out alive, at least not with a healthy bank account. From classic vehicles to Formula One cars to even a 1:4 scale of the Bugatti Chiron’s engine and gearbox, Amalgam Collection’s lineup of items is a toy car collector’s wet dream. But we’re not here for all that smoke; we’re here for one scale model, in particular: the 1:18 scale of the Ferrari 330 P4.

The Ferrari 330 P4 Le Mans Racer is Within Your Budget If Size Doesn't Matter
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In all seriousness, the first thing that’ll catch your attention is, well, the attention-to-detail in the creation of this scale model. Amalgam worked on data from a digital scan of the only existing 330 P4 — the 0856! — and recreated that model to the smallest of details. We’re not talking about machines doing the work, too. Each piece is hand-painted and meticulously detailed, right down to all the oil stains, dirt smears, and stone chipping that the 0856 330 P4 had when it crossed the finish line at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Race-weathered, as Alamgam describes it.

The Ferrari 330 P4 Le Mans Racer is Within Your Budget If Size Doesn't Matter
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Only 100 examples of the 1:18 scale Ferrari 330 P4 will be available so you can excuse Amalgam for pricing each piece at $1,538.

Mind you, that price is actually a bargain compared to some of the scale models that are available on the company’s website. 1:8 scale models of Formula One race cars will set you back around $8,000 per piece while a 1:4 scale model of the Bugatti Chiron will bleed you dry to the tune of $12,500. Oh, and that 1:4 scale Bugatti Chiron engine and gearbox that I mentioned earlier? That thing costs $10,600.

The Ferrari 330 P4 Le Mans Racer is Within Your Budget If Size Doesn't Matter
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Paying $1,538 for a 1:18 scale Ferrari 330 P4 doesn’t sound that much anymore, does it? Besides, you’re not just getting the scale model for the money you’re spending. You’ll also receive a black protective box with a carrying sleeve and a booklet that comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a high-quality giclée of the Ferrari 330 P4 0856 crossing the finish line at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Of course, if you don’t want to spend so much, you can getthis 1:32 Slot car from Amazon for less than $100

Source: Amalgam Collection

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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