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Minature Ferrari from the ’50s sells for ludicrous figure

Submitted by on December 16, 2013

Toy Ferrari 180Do your kids have expensive taste? You better hope you never find this on their Christmas list.

In fact, at just over $126,000 it’s probably safer that you make sure they just don’t see it at all – this thing is so damn cool there’s little wonder it’s more expensive than some aging real Ferraris.

Ferrari 180 toyHand built in Italy before being sold through a Luigi Chinetti Motors of Manhattan sometime in the late 1950s, RM Auctions describe the stunning miniature recreation as being a toy, yet not a toy. Based on the 250 Testa Rossa shape and powered by a 180-watt 12V engine, it’s been dubbed the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa.

Ferrari 180 toyThe BBC said it to be “Not a simple plastic child’s car with pedals.” It is believed that only 25 in total were ever built, technically making it more of a rarity than the famed 250 GTO.

p01ldk71Even still, such numbers fell short of conveying what this creation would sell for when the auction opened. Pre-sale predictions of between $50-75,000 were blown out of the water when the far from pristine yet entirely authentic piece of history saw the hammer for a whopping $126,500.

Original Ferrari 180 for sale piece

Via: RM Auctions.

 

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