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March 10, 2015


BBR will soon release a 1/18 scale replica of a Ferrari 340/375MM that was campaigned successfully in both Europe and the US during the mid-1950s. There is an excellent history of this Ferrari (s/n 0286AM) available online

Here are some of the highlights:

Ferrari #0286AM first saw duty as a test car for Scuderia Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Spa in July of 1953. Records show it was driven by Alberto Ascari, Piero Carini, Umberto Maglioli and Luigi Villoressi. 

In August of 1953, it was driven to victory in the first running of the ADAC 1000km of the Nurburgring by Ascari and Giuseppe Farina. 

After the Nurburgring, #0286AM was returned to the factory, modified to compete in La Carrera Panamericana, then sold to privateers. In the Carrera, with Luigi Chinetti and the Marquis de Portago behind the wheel, the car suffered fuel line problems and was unable to finish.

In 1954, Ferrari #0286AM was purchased by Allen Guiberson and again entered in La Carrera Panamericana. This time, Phil Hill and Richie Ginther finished second overall behind Umberto Maglioli's Ferrari 375 Plus.

BBR's 1/18 scale Phil Hill / Richie Ginther 1954 Carrera Panamericana version of Ferrari 340/375 #0286AM. We have two of these limited edition pieces in stock. Details HERE.

July 10, 1955 Torrey Pines, CA - Carroll Shelby / Ferrari 0286 AM / First Overall
Chuck Fawcett photo courtesy of  Tam McPartland

In 1955, Ferrari #0286AM - now sporting a bright new paint job - was driven by Carroll Shelby to victories at Fort Pierce, Eagle Mountain and Torrey Pines. It was also driven by Ken Miles to a third place finish in Seattle before being sold to  Lou Brero, Sr, who drove the car at the Nassau Speed Weeks that December.

It would be more than 40 years before the car would race again, this time in the hands of Phil Hill, scoring the final victory of his illustrious career at the 1997 Monterey Historic Races. The weekend was made complete when the car was awarded the Pebble Beach Cup at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

BBR will soon release Shelby's Torrey Pines winner in a Limited Edition of 150. We have a small quantity reserved. 

The 1/18 scale resin replica will be released as part of BBR's Blue Moon Series. 

Scroll down for the complete photo set:

BBR - BLM-180900
Carroll Shelby
Ferrari 340/375MM #20c (s/n 0286AM)
First Place, Torrey Pines, July 10,1955
Limited Edition of 150 - Future Release 
$325.00 -  Reserve HERE


Only one print remains from last week's special offer:

"True Brit" 478/850 by Alan Fearnley
A Limited Edition of 850 Signed & Numbered Prints
Signed by
Nigel Mansell
$395.00 - Purchase HERE


The Concours d'Elegance of Chicago presents:

An Evening with Peter Brock

Designer of the Corvette Sting Ray and the Shelby Daytona Coupe


 Thursday April 23rd, 5:30 PM


Cooper Technica, Inc. 

401 N May St.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 733-4700


The Concours d'Elegance of Chicago and Cooper Technica, Inc. are proud to host "
An Evening with Peter Brock".  Among other topics, Peter will discuss how American and European design ideas and philosophies, especially with the advent of aerodynamics, influenced his design work. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. 

$40 donation per person in advance, $50 at door.
Includes hors d'oeuvres & drinks.  Donations optional for Legacy Club members


Tickets are tax deductible .

Proceeds go to the Legends & Legacies Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

To benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Free parking. Seating is Limited, RSVP Required

Call Amanda at (312) 733-4700 



Talk to you soon.

 - Paul



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