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SPORTS RACING CARS & PROTOTYPES OF THE 1970's

The 512S & 512M
1970 512 S: Fifth place finisher at Le Mans, the Ecurie Francorchamps entry was driven by Baron Hughes de Fierlandt and Alistair Walker. They finished eight laps down to the 4th place N.A.R.T. entry 512 S driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Sam Posey. There were ten 512 S' entered at Le Mans in 1970 to battle Porsche, eight failed to finish.
Model by IXO 1/43
1970 512 S: The 512 designation should be interpreted as "5.0 L/12 cylinders" and it produced 550 bhp. Compared to Porsche's 917 the 512 S weighed significantly more than that of the alloy-framed 917. Notwithstanding the weight difference and higher center of gravity, the Ferrari 512S and Porsche 917 were theoretically fairly even matched. Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx drove to 3rd place at Daytona in this car.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1970 512 M: Jacky Ickx and Ignazio Giunti drove this 5.0-liter, V-12 producing 575 hp in the 1971 Zeltweg 1000 km in Austria, but did not finish. Converted to a 512 S spyder for the '71 season, Chassis #1010 was driven by this pair to win the Kylami 9 hrs and the Imola 3000 km before it was converted to a Can-Am 712 specification and raced into 1974.
Model by BRUMM 1/43

1970 512 S (SEBRING WINNER): Ignazio Giunti, Nino Vaccarella and Mario Andretti drove this entry (Ch. #1026) for Ferrari at Sebring in 1970, winning the race by a mere twenty seconds over the Revson/McQueen Porsche 908. It has been dubbed th best Sebring ever. Andretti was pressed into service to drive this car late in the race after his car retired and he managed to press hard for the Ferrari win.
Model by ALTAYA 1/43
1970 512 S LM: Ferrari entered four cars for Le Mans in 1970. The race would turn out to be a disaster as none would finish the race, or ever be in serious contention. The 512S had proven to be reliable in distance events leading up to Le Mans, however, this entry driven by Derek Bell and Ronnie Peterson exited the race on Lap 39 with engine problems. One of the other works cars exited on Lap 5 with a broken cranck and the other two team cars exited the race after accidents. The 512S at Le Mans sported a long-tail body configuration and was powered by a 5.0L V12, producing 550 bhp. One of the works cars qualified just 0.2 seconds off pole position.
Model by TECHNOMODEL 1/43
1970 512 S LM: The North American Racing Team entered this 512 S (Chassis #1014) at Le Mans in 1970, with Ronnie Bucknum and Sam Posey driving. They finished 4th overall and 3rd in class. The 1970 Le Mans was the only running of the race where works Ferraris and Porsches battled for victory; the end, and beginning of two eras.
Model by IXO 1/43
1970 512 S: The Targa Florio in 1970 was dominated by the Porsche 908/3's of the Wyer/Gulf team. 400,000 people lined the 44.6 mile course troh the Sicilian mountains and countryside in hopes that local Nino Vaccarella driving for Ferrari would win. Vaccarella driving with Ignazio Giunti, they held an early lead. The Redman/Siffert Porsche claimed the lead after a slow Ferrari pitstop. It was Porsche 1-2 followed by this 512S (Ch. #104) finihing in third place.
Model by ALTAYA 1/43

1970 512 S LM: Driven by Jacky Ickx and Peter Schetty at Le Mans in 1970, their race ended on lap 142 due to an accident. Of the Ferrari team entries, they were in the closest contention, running as high as second place and fifth behind the Porsche's as their race ended.. Brake failue caused Ickx lose control, hit a sand bank and catapult over a barrier, tragically killing a course marshall.
Model by CMR 1/18
1970 512 S: GELO Racing/NART entered this car (Chassis #1018) with Helmut Kellewers and Georg Loos as drivers for Le Mans in 1970. The pair failed to finish due to an accident in the 7th hour, which resulted in handling problems after the accident bad enough they could not continue. Both drivers tried to drive the car, but came to the same conclusion that especially in the wet, it was too dangerous.
Model by SOLIDO (modified) 1/43
1971 512 M: North American Racing Team entered their 512M (Chassis #1020) at Le Mans in 1971, driven by Tony Adamowicz and Sam Posey. While not the fastest Ferrari in the race, or the Porsche 917's, it was the most reliable Ferrari, finishing 3rd overall behind a Porsche 1-2 finish. Le Mans was the best showing for this 512M. N.A.R.T. had entered this car at both Daytona and Sebring prior to Le Mans, failing to finish either race. After Le Mans, Sam Posey and Ronnie Bucknum drove the car to a 6th place finish in the Can-Am at Watkins Glen in 1971..
Model by EDICOLA 1/43
1971 512 M: Mark Donohue and David Hobbs finished 3rd at the Daytona 24 Hours in 1971 in this car (Ch.#1040). Ferrari modified the 512 S making it lighter, more powerful (620 bhp) and new rear body work for better aerodynamics. For 1971, Ferrari focused on the 3.0L prototypes and let private teams like Penske Racing campaign the 5.0L cars.
Model by MARSH MODELS 1/43

The 312 PB
1971 312 PB: Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazoni drove this Ferrari entry to 2nd place at the 1971 BOAC 1000 Km race at Brands Hatch. Ickx took pole position, but could not make up enough ground to beat de Adamich and Pescarolo in an Alfa Romeo T33/3, the nemisis of Ferrari in 1971. Ickx and Reagzoni race this 312 PB (Chassis #0878) several time during the 1971 season, but this was their best result. That would change the following year.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43
1971 312 PB: At the Monza 1000 Km race in 1971, Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazonni were the drivers for the SEFAC Ferrari entry. The duo placed the car (Chassis #0878) on the front row of the grid, but an accident in heavy rain on the 11th lap caused a DNF. The duo raced this car to 2nd place at the Brands Hatch 1000 Km.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1971 312 PB: This is the prototype of the 312P (later 312PB) introduced by Ferrari in 1971 to Group 6 specifications, but was later revised to Group 5 specifications to contest for the World's Sportscar Championship. The new 3.0L prototype based on the flat-12 boxer from the 312B F1 car. At Sebring in 1972, this car (#0886) finished 2nd in the hands of Ronnie Petersen and Tim Schenken.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1972 312 PB (SEBRING WINNER): Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx teamed up in four endurance races during the 1972 season. They took 1st at Sebring with this car, but also won the Daytona 6H and the BOAC 1000 km races in a 312PB. The 312PB was a 3.0L prototype based on the 180° flat-12 boxer from the 312B F1 car and produced 450 hp. 312PB's won all races entered in 1972 and Ferrari won the World Sports car Championship.
Model by BRUMM 1/43

1972 312 PB: Ferrari entered one 312 PB for the Targa Florio in 1972, amid a heavy Alfa Romeo T33 contingent. Outlasting the competition, this car (Ch. #0884) was the winning entry with Arturo Merzario and Sandro Munari driving. This car was also entered at Sebring (DNF) and the Zeltweg 10000 Km races (4th) in the 1972 season.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1972 312 PB 73: Carlos Pace and Arturo Merzario drove the Ferrari SEFAC entry at Le Mans in 1973 to a 2nd place finish overall and in class. This car (Chassis #0896) was raced in World Championship of Makes races in 1972, finish 2nd at both Imola and Zeltweg, winning the Watkins Glen 6 Hour with Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx driving. Distinctive with its Le Mans nose and driving lights, this variation of the 312PB is my favorite with the redesigned front nose and rear wing, along with its wider track..
Model by ALTAYA 1/43
1972 312 PB: Jacky Ickx and Brian Redman drove this Ferrari entry (Ch.#0888)at Le Mans in 1973. They led the race from the early morning hours and stayed in the lead for seven hours, until a new exhaust header had to be fitted, re-entering the race in second place. They battled the leading Matra until with one and a half hours to go, a broken conrod ended their race. The 312 PB used the same 180deg V12 that had been used in the Group 5 cars since 1970, had been uprated to 475 bhp by 1973.
Model by EDICOLA 1/43
1972 312 PB 73: Campaigned by Ferrari in the 1972 and 1973 seasons, this car (Chassis #0892) is in the livery of its race at Le Mans in 1973, with Tim Schenken and Carlos Reutemann driving. In the 12th hour the F1 based engine expired, ending their race. Ironically, Ferrari had planned for this car to finish if not to win Le Mans in 1973, the sister car (#16) which finished second was to be the 'hare' to the Matras and was not deemed to be able to keep the pace and remain in the race,
Model by EDICOLA 1/43

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona
1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: The Ecurie Francorchamps entry at Le Mans in 1972 was driven by Derek Bell, Teddy Pilette and Richard Bond to 8th place overall and 4th in the GTS class behind three other 365 GTB/4's. This 365 GTB/4 (Chassis #15373) was apparently only raced once.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43
1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: The unofficial Daytona name is reported to commemorate Ferrari's 1-2-3 finish in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona with the 330P4.The competition Daytona's all had lightweight aluminium and fibreglass panels, with plexiglas windows. This car (Chassis #13141) was entered in the 1973 Le Mans 4 hr by NART, finishing 30th driven by Francois Migault and failed to qualify for the 24 hour race.
Model by MATTEL 1/43
1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: The North American Racing Team entry at Le Mans in 1972 paired veteran American sports car drivers Sam Posey and Tony Adamowicz. The team finished 6th overall and 2nd in class behind another Daytona. This car (Chassis #15685) was subsequently raced at Daytona three times, finishing 6th in 1976.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43

1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: Driven to 5th overall and 1st in class at Le Mans in 1972 by Claude Ballot-Léna & Jean-Claude Andruet, this is another of the cars entered at Le Mans by French Ferrari distributor Charles Pozzi.This is the Tour de France winning car and it was also raced at Le Mans in 1973, where it finished 9th. In its four race career, it never placed lower than 10th.
Model by DETAIL CARS 1/43
1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: Privater Marcel Mignot entered the Daytona that he and Harry Jones often drove together in endurance events, at Le Mans in 1975. They were joined by Philippe Gurdjian and finished in 13th place. This car (Chassis #13367) was entered by Mignot or Jones in IMSA events, including Sebring and Daytona every year from 1973 until the car was sold to Preston Henn in 1977.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43
1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: Francois Migault and Luigi Chinetti, Jr. finished 13th overall and 4th in class in this N.A.R.T. entry at Le Mans in 1973. This car (Chassis #14141) was also raced at Le Mans in 1972 (DNF), Daytona 1973 (2nd), Le Mans 1974 (6th) and Daytona 1975 (DNF). A pretty impressive endurance racing history from the North American Racing Team stable.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43

1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: This Charles Pozzi entry finished first in the Tour de France Automobile in 1972, driven by French rally driver Jean-Claude Andruet and co-pilot Michèle Espinosi-Petit. The Tour is a combined road and circuit races and hill climbs spaced over several days. Charles Pozzi is the French Ferrari distributor.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43
1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona Series 3: Finishing 3rd overall and 1st in class in the hands of Jean-Claude Andruet and Bob Wolleck at the 1973 Le Mans 4hr In April, the Charles Pozzi entry (Chassis #16363) would finish 1st in class and 6th overall at the 1973 Le Mans 24 hr with Vic Elford and Ballot-Lena driving. The Daytona produced over 450 hp from its 4.4L V12.
Model by RIO 1/43.
1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona: At Le Mans in 1973, Vic Elford and Claude Ballot-Léna finished 6th overall and 1st in class. Carko 'Charles' Pozzi was a racing driver who parlayed his involvement with cars and racing into becoming the Ferrari distributor for France. His sponsorship of Ferrari's in auto racing helped keep the marques name at the forefront when the works entries could not.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43

1975 365 GTB/4 BB: Ferrari prepared several 365 GT4/BB's for private teams to race in the IMSA series and IMSA class at Le Mans. Using the flat-12 boxer engine in the mid-engined car, a departure from the front engined 365 GTB/4, they were too heavy compared to the rival Porsches. NART entered this car for Le Mans in 1975, driven by Lucien Guitteny, Jacky Haran and Ronnie Bucknum. It was withdrawn before the race in protest by Luigi Chinetti over the disqualification of one of his other cars.
Model by BEST 1/43
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1972 Dino 246 GT LM: Built with a lightweight aluminum body, this car was constructed to Group 4 specification for Le Mans in 1972. Entered by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team and driven by Jean-Pierre Laffeach and Gilles Doncieux to 17th place overall. Its 2.4L V6 was not the match of the faster and larger engined Daytona's, Corvette's and Porsche's in its class. A beautiful car all the same!
Model by BANG 1/43
1979 Ferrari 512 BB/LM: N.A.R.T. entered this early 512 BB/LM (Chassis #26683) at Daytona in 1979, as one of three factory supported entries of the then new Pinninfarina designed silhoutte body. The high Daytona banking put too much strain on the suspension causing tire failure on this car, with the remaining two 512 BB?LM cars subsequently withdrawn. This car was driven by Bob Tullius, Jean-Pierre Delauney and Pat Bedard.
Model by BEST 1/43



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