FERRARI SPORTS & PROTOTYPE RACING CARS 1970-1979

To view other parts of our Ferrari collection take these links to the Ferrari Racing & Prototype Cars of the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's to Present,
as well as the GP & F1 Cars and the ProductionSports Cars parts of our Ferrari collection.

The 512 S, 512 M & 512 F
1970 512 S (Le Mans 1970): 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 (Le Mans 1970): 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 S (Le Mans 1970): Ferrari planned an all out assault on Le Mans in 1970. Together with the four works entries, there were seven entries from Ferrari's satellite teams as private entries. One of those was the 512 S owned by Georg Loos and Gelo Racing, who had taken over an entry from N.A.R.T., the car presented here. Originally a 512 S Spyder, for Le Mans the car (Ch. 1018) received a hardtop. Ferrari had taken the 6.2L V12 Can Am engine and destroked it to 5.0L for the 512 S. It produced 550 hp and the ability of the 512 S to equal the performance of the Porsche 917 had been proven at Sebring and the Targa Florio. Paired for the 24 hour race with Helmet Kelleners, hopes were high, as Loos' car had led the 3-hour test race at Le Mans until they ran out of fuel just before the finish. Their hopes were dashed when in the 8th hour, Kelleners trying to avoid a spinning car in the rain, crashed into the barriers in the Esses. Despite being able to continue on, both drivers concluded that damage to the car was too severe and retired.
Model by MG MODELS 1/43
1970 512 S (Monza 1000 Km 1970): With both Porsche and Ferrari with wins split between them in the Group 6 Prototype class of the FIA World Sportscar Championship, both makes descended on Monza ready for battle. Ferrari arrived with three factory 512S', backed by two privateers running similar cars. Porsche came with four factory backed 917's, with three privateer entries. The 4.5 and 5.0L Group 6 cars dominated the field and Porsche was able to claim pole for the race which was run for the first time without the banking. This car, one of the two factory 512S coupes, was driven by John Surtees and Peter Schetty with Surtees qualifying 6th. To the delight of a partisan crowd, a Ferrari led the first lap, with three 917's in hot pursuit. Ferrari's glory was to last five laps before it was passed by Vic Elford in a 917 and looked to be going on to dominate the race. Elford 917 succumbed to damage from tire failure however at half-distance and the Ferrari team which had been running a consistent, trouble free race had hope. However, they were no match for Rodriguez in his JWA 917, the other factory cars retired. Ferrari's finished tin the next three places, with this car in 3rd place, but three laps down. The Ferrari vs. Porsche war was heating up!
Model by F.D.S. Automodelli 1/43

1970 512 S (SEBRING WINNER) - 1970: 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 (Le Mans 1970): 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 (Le Mans 1970): 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 (Targa Florio 1970): 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 (Le Mans 1970): Scuderia Filipinetti entered three 512 S at Le Mans in 1970 including this car (Ch.#1008), where Swiss drivers Jo Bonnier and Rene Wisell placed the car 9th on the grid behind three Porsche 917s and five 512 S. Eight of the 5.0L V12 engined 512 S were at Le Mans to give Ferrari its best chance to beat the mighty 917. The 1970 Le Mans race was run under heavy rain for most of the 24 hours. Due to heavy attrition, only 16 cars finished and only 7 of those were classified, having covered the required distance. The rain would prove to be tragic for Ferrari. Oil on his windshield and heavy rain obscuring vision caused the Filipinetti car driven by Wisell to slow and pull to the right of the track at the White House corner. Four 512 S were quickly approaching from behind. Posey in the first car swerved to miss Wisell, but he was hit by Regazzoni, who in turn was hit by Parkes; taking all three cars out of the race.
Model by AMR/AUTOMODELLI 1/43
1970 512 S (Le Mans 1970): Derek Bell in the 4th 512 S swerved and missed the accident, but over revved in doing so and retired a half lap later with engine failure. The one incident put four 512 S out of the race, which of course was a momentous victory for Porsche. This car was raced by Filipinetti before Le Mans at the Nürburgring 1000Km, where it finished 4th. One of its drivers was Swiss Herbert Muller, who bought the car after Le Mans and converted it to 512 M specifications for 1971 to run in the Interserie races. It finished 8th at Monza, but was tragically wrecked at the Norisring when a front tire deflated and left the track. Pedro Rodriguez, who was driving, was tragically killed. The car was never rebuilt, but the engine and gearbox are now part of a 512 M replica which races extensively in vintage races today.
Model by AMR/AUTOMODELLI 1/43
SCUDERIA FILIPINETTI 1961-1973: Georges Filipinetti was very successful as a distributor for Ferrari and Fiat in Switzerland, as well as being a successful property entrepreneur and diplomat. Described as an aristocratic, cadaverous looking, chain-smoking individual, Filipinetti used the wealth from his successful business and real estate ventures to fund his motor racing team from 1961 until his death in 1973. An amateur racer pre-WWII, Filipinetti's love of motor racing saw his team begin in F1 and soon switch primarily to World Championship endurance racing events. The two cars here represent the beginning and near end of Scuderia Filipinetti, which had some of the best cars and top driving talent behind the wheel. A friend of Enzo Ferrari, Filipinetti kept his race shop a short distance from the Ferrari factory, which allowed a close collaberation between them. SCUDERIA FILIPINETTI 1961-1973: Arguably, Scuderia Filipinetti's greatest racing success was a win on the Targa Florio with a Porsche 906 in 1966. The team campaigned at Le Mans numerous times in Alfa Romeo, Ford GT's, Corvette, Lola T70, Cobra Daytona and of course, Ferrari's. Drivers for Scuderia Filipinetti form a who's who of racing, including Jim Clark, Phil Hill, Vic Elford, Masten Gregory, Henri Pescarolo, Ronnie Peterson, Reine Wisell, Michael Parkes and many others. he Ferrari 512 S and M were the last of the Filipinetti cars to run at Le Mans before Filipinetti's death in May 1973. Sadly, inheriting a crumbling business and real estate empire with mounting debts, Filipinetti's son Jean-Pierre closed the race team a month after his father's death. The legacy of one of the greatest racing privateers lives on in his cars and the models we enjoy.

1970 512 S LM (Le Mans 1970): 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 (Le Mans 1970): 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 EXOTO & SOLIDO 1/43
1971 512 M (Le Mans 1971): 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 (Le Mans 1971): 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

1970 512 S (Targa Florio, 1970): One of two 512s sold to Scuderia Filipinetti in 1970, this car (Ch.#1016) debuted at the Geneva Motor Show before being prepared for racing. Raced on the Targa Florio by regular Filipinetti drivers Herbert Muller and Mike Parkes, they placed 11th on the grid with the 5.0L V12 car. 1970 was the year the Targa was dominated by the Porsche 908s and they finished in 6th place overall, 2nd in class behind four 908's and the factory 512 S of Vaccarella (3rd). The car was rebodied as a long-tail for Le Mans. It was wrecked in the four-car Ferrari 512 S accident at Maison Blanche. It was sold after Le Mans to Solar Productions for the movie Le Mans and then to Herbert Muller, who sponsored it under his name in 1971 before it was retired. This is its 1970 Targa Florio livery.
Model by ILARIO 1/43
1970 512 S (Targa Florio, 1970): The 54th Targa Florio was run over 492 miles (792 Km) through the Sicilian mountains and countryside; the grueling, demanding race consisting of 11 laps. A race against the clock, with cars set out a minute apart, every second lost can make the difference between outright victory and being first loser. The 1970 version of the event was heavily contested by Alfa Romeo and Porsche with Ferrari only sending one factory car for Giunti and Vaccarella basically as a favor to local lad Vaccarella. Even though the 512 S was ill suited to the tight corners on the Targa, Scuderia Filipinetti entered this car. Muller and Parkes pressed the leading factory car hard, claiming the lead at one point, but the slow pit stops for both Ferrari teams allowed the Porsches to win and four of the top five places.
Model by ILARIO 1/43
1970 512 S (Targa Florio, 1970): The two Ferrari 512S were off first, but the heavy rain combined with the crumbling asphalt on many sections of the country roads which comprised the Targa Florio circuit made the handling of the 512s treacherous. That and the fact that the Ferraris fuel consumption required them to refuel every two laps. However, for the second part of the race the sun came out, the track dried and it enabled the Ferraris to lead until long final stops at the end handed Porsche the win. To combat the Sicilian heat, the Filipinettis 512 S had its side windows removed to provide better cockpit ventilation.
Models by ILARIO & ALTAYA 1/43

1970 512 S (Le Mans, 1970): Ferrari had made steady development work to improve the reliability of the 512S before Le Mans in 1970. It all came to naught as the majority of the four works cars were taken out by a natural force, rain. As one of the Scuderia Filipinetti cars slowed due to poor visibility, they were hit from behind by another 512S, the ensuing melee taking out two more 512S. This ultimately left this car driven by Jacky Ickx and Peter Schetty as the sole works Ferrari 512S left in the race. They would exit the race just after 1:30 am due to yet another accident.
Model by M.P.A. 1/43
1970 512 S (Le Mans, 1970): Jacky Ickx suffered petrol burns in the Spanish GP in April and a fall at home after, which sprained his ankle. Less than 100% at Le Mans in 1970, he was the faster of the cars two drivers and pressed upon to do most of the driving. This led to fatigue, which factored into the accident he had at the Ford Chicane which took the Ickx/Schetty 512S out of the race. At 1:35 am while dicing with Jo Siffert in the Porsche 917 for first place, Ickx lost control when a rear brake locked up and went off track and over a bank. Ironically, Siffert exited the race a half hour later and with a sizeable lead, its conceivable the 512S may have won the race.
Model by M.P.A. 1/43

1970 512 S (Watkins Glen, 1970): One of the 25 512s built by Ferrari, this car (Ch. #1042) was driven by a who's-who of Ferrari drivers in 1970. Vaccarella, Giunti, Amon, Ickx, Surtees and Schetty all had turn behind the wheel. Its first race was at Sebring where Jacky Ickx set fastest lap in the car and a blown head gasket cost Ferrari a 1-2 finish. Fortunes changed at Monza where the trio pf Vaccarella/Giunti/Amon finished 2nd in the car. John Surtees drove the car to a third-place finish and class win at the Nurburgring 1000 Km. The car was then sent to America to contest the FIA races and Can Am there.
Model by MG MODELS 1/43
1970 512 S (Watkins Glen, 1970): At Watkins Glen, Mario Andretti qualified the car in 2nd and he and Ignazio Giunti drove the car to a 3rd place finish behind the Porsche 917s which were starting their endurance car dominance. The next day, Andretti drove the car in the 200-mile Can Am race, a race notable for the introduction of the Chaparral 2J. Despite being down on power the endurance cars did well. Andretti qualified the car 5th and finished 5th behind the McLaren of Hulme and three 917s. Its final race was at Imola where the car retired. This is the Watkins Glen Can Am livery.
Model by MG MODELS 1/43
1971 712 Can Am (Road America, 1972): Starting life as a 512 S (Ch. 1042) in 1970, this car was campaigned by Ferrari in Europe and America with mixed results, until IckX and Giunti drove to 1st place at Kylami after it had been converted to M specification. It was converted to 712 specifications in early 1971 and Arturo Merzario drove to first place at Imola. It then underwent yet another transformation, as it was converted to 712 Can Am specification to pit its 7.0L V12 (750 bhp) engine against the latest McLarens and Porsche Can Am cars. It became the biggest, meanest, wildest Ferrari sports racer made.
Model by MYSTERIOUS MODELS 1/43
1971 712 Can Am (Road America, 1972): After a 4th place finish at Watkins Glen with Mario Andretti at the wheel, the 712 Can Am car was sold to N.A.R.T. to run in the Can Am in 1972 It was a car sadly in need of development. Andretti was lucky to finish the race at all after the rear wing came off and he refused to drive the car again, stating it was one of the worst cars he had ever driven. NART enlisted Jean-Pierre Jarier to drive it at the Watkins Glenn Can Am where he managed a 10th place finish. Jarier made recommendations to improve the cars downforce and finished 4th at Road America, a significant achievement against the Porsche and McLarens. This is the car as it ran at Road America in 1972.
Model by MYSTERIOUS MODELS 1/43

1971 512 M (Le Mans, 1971): Ferrari had sold a 512 S (Ch. #1032) to noted amateur Italian driver Corado Manfredini in 1970 (one of four sold to privateers.) He entered and drove the car with Ginapiero Moretti at Le Mans under his Scuderia Picchio Rosso and Scuderia Filipinetti banners. An accident ended their race on lap 111 damaging the chassis. A bad accident at Monza required the car to be sent back to Ferrari where it was to be upgraded to 512 M specification. Due to a workers strike and unable to complete the repairs, Ferrari used a 512 M (Ch.#1050) using the engine, drivetrain and other parts from the 512 S to complete the car before the 1971 season.
Model by MG MODELS 1/43
1971 512 M (Le Mans, 1971): Known as Ch. #1050/1032, the car was entered by Manfredini under one of the two Scuderi Filipinetti entries, co-driving with Giancarlo Gagliardi. The pair had raced at the Monza, Imola and Spa 1000 Km endurance races (with disappointing results), leading up to Le Mans. The Italian duo qualified the 512 M 14th at Le Mans in 1971 but retired during the 17th hour with a broken gearbox, while in 10th place. The car was raced once more at the Imola 500Km where Manfredini placed 17th overall, the cars best finish.
Model by MG MODELS 1/43
1970 512 F (Riverside, 1972): Starting life as a 512 S works back-up car at Le Mans in 1970, the car was one of two 512s sold to Georges Filipinetti. Team manager and race engineer Mike Parkes (former Ferrari works driver and team manager) had modifications made to the car. A Porsche 917 windscreen was incorporated, which was narrower and lower than the stock screen, giving better aerodynamic flow and centering the driver for better weight distribution. Other mods such as bigger radiators and a fixed rear wing earned the car the designation 512 F (for Filipinetti).
Model by MPA HOSTARO 1/43
1970 512 F (Riverside, 1972): The car (Ch. #1048) was entered by Filipinetti at Le Mans in 1971, driven by Parkes and Henri Pescarolo, the car ran as high as 5th before several mechanical issues dropped them well down the order until retiring in the 13th hour. After Le Mans, the car was sold to American David Keller, who entered the car in the final Cam Am Series round at Riverside in 1972. Parkes drove the car to a 10th place finish despite the Porsche race dominance. However, in his excitement, Keller took the car for an unauthorized victory lap, resulting in the cars disqualification. This is the car in its Riverside livery, its last race.
Model by MPA HOSTARO 1/43

The 312 PB
1971 312PB: 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 312PB: 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 312PB (SEBRING 1972): 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 312PB (SEBRING WINNER - 1972): Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx teamed up in four endurance races during the 1972 season. They took 1st at Sebring with this car (#0882), but also won the Daytona 6H and the BOAC 1000 km races in a 312 PB. The 312PB was a 3.0L prototype based on the 180° flat-12 boxer from the 312 PB F1 car and produced 450 hp. 312 PB's won all races entered in 1972 and Ferrari won the World Sports car Championship.
Model by BRUMM 1/43

1972 312PB (DAYTONA WINNER - 1972): The FIA had eliminated the old Group 6 and Group 5 classes in the World Championship for Makes and had replaced them in 1972 with a new 3.0L limit Group 5 prototype class. Concerned that the new class with cars using basically F1 engines would not last 24 hours, they asked that the 1972 Daytona race be limited to 6 hours (they kept Le Mans at 24 hours). In anticipation of the rule change, Ferrari had introduced the 312 PB in 1971 and ran in the 3.0 prototype class. With the 5.0L cars such as the 917's, 512's and GT40's gone, Ferrari was able to conquer the prototype class in 1972. At Daytona that year, Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx started from pole and finished first in the 6-hour race. It was one of eight wins on the season for Ickx in a 312 PB and Ferrari won the World Championships for Makes that season. This car (#0888) was also driven at Le Mans in 1973 (#15), but did not finish.
Model by DVA DOLLERMO 1/43
1972 312PB: Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazoni who was usually paired with Jacky Ickx in Ferrari's endurance sportscar races was paired with Brian Redman at Daytona in 1972. Regazoni put the car 2nd on the grid and they finished 4th overall. Despite the success at Daytona and Sebring, like the FIA and their concern for durability over long endurance events, Ferrari did not have confidence that the 312PB would last at Le Mans. As a result, they did not enter a 312 PB at Le Mans in 1972, the only race twice around the clock on the World Championship for Makes schedule. Brian Redman described the 312PB this way, "That was a Grand Prix car with bodywork and it was superb. It handled beautifully and the gearbox was the best you could ever find. You just couldn’t make a mistake with it. "
DVA DOLLERMO 1/43
1972 312PB: The flat V12 design of the 312PB's engine gave the car a lower engine height and sat lower in the chassis, giving the car a better center of gravity. The Mauro Forghieri designed car used the 1971 season as a test bed to develop the 312PB, a strategy that allowed Ferrari to dominate in 1972. At Daytona, the talented duo of Tim Schenken and Ronnie Petersen drove this car (#0892) from 3rd on the grid to 2nd place overall, two laps down to their sister car and two laps ahead of the third place Alfa Romeo. No one probably realized it at the time, but 1972 was to be Ferrari's last shinning moment in prototype racing. In 1973, the 312PB only had one win and at the end of that season Ferrari withdrew from sportscar racing to concentrate on F1.
DVA DOLLERMO 1/43
1972 312PB: The Ferrai Team at Daytona 1972
Model by DVA DOLLERMO 1/43

1972 312PB (TARGA FLORIO WINNER - 1972): 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 312PB 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 312PB: 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 312PB 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 (Le Mans 1972): 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 (Le Mans 1973): The unofficial 'Daytona' name for these cars 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 (Le Mans 1972) 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 (Le Mans 1973) Ferrari supported nine private Daytona entries at Le Mans in 1973. This one was an ex-Maranello Concessionaires car run at Le Mans the previous year (DNF) and now owned by noted Ferrari collector Anthony Bamford. With financial support and an entry by his father's company J.C. Bamford Excavators, Bamford hired friend and fellow auto enthusiast/dealer Neil Corner and Bamford's regular driver and friend Willie Green to drive at Le Mans. (All three would later be key players in growth, development and support of the vintage auto racing scene in the UK.) The car was qualified 27th on the grid and would run as high as 11th place, when Green put the car into the barriers. After repairs, while running 26th, the car retired with clutch failure in the 18th hour.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43

1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona: (Le Mans 1972) 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: (Le Mans 1975) 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: (Le Mans 1973) 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: (Le Mans 1972) The North American Racing Team entered three Daytona's at Le Mans in 1972, where five of the nine Daytona's finished in the top ten spots; including this one driven by Jean-Pierre Jarrier and Claude Buchet. They finished 9th overall and 5th in class. Their teammates Posey and Adamowicz finished 6th and 2nd in class. NART entered two other cars (Corvette and Dino) in the race, making a busy Le Mans for Luigi Chinetti's team. This car (#14141) may have only run at Le Mans the won time in its competition career. It was painted a dark violet color, unlike the brown shade the model maker chose.
Model by VEREM/SOLIDO 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 : (Le Mans 4hr 1973) 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: (Le Mans 1973) Vic Elford and Claude Ballot-Léna finished 6th overall and 1st in class at Le Mans in 1973 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

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Le Mans, 1972): One of a brace of GTB/4s entered at Le Mans in 1972, this car (Ch. #14141) was one of three Daytonas entered by the North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.). It was driven by Maston Gregory and Luigi Chinetti, Jr. They had qualified the car 29th on the grid and were as high as 16th before the engine let go in the 20th hour after 226 laps. The two other N.A.R.T. Daytonas finished in 6th and 9th place, 2nd and 5th in the GT class. N.A.R.T. continued to enter this car in long distance events. It finished 2nd overall at the Daytona 24-Hours in 1973, 13th at Le Mans in 1973 and 6th in 1974, 28th at Daytona in 1975.
Model by REDLINE 1/43
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Le Mans, 1972):
Model by REDLINE 1/43

1975 365 GT4 BB: (Le Mans 1977) The 365 GT4 BB succeeded the popular front engine Daytona and was replaced by the 512 BB. In-between these two iconic Ferrari models, the 365 GT4 BB is often overlooked. The competition model with its tube frame under a beautiful Pininfarina body, is one of my favorites from that era. It had a mid-engine 4.4L V12, offering 344 bhp. The race car was conceptualized bu Luigi Chinetti, Jr. and John Woodner and Chinetti would have three built with Le Mans in mind. This car (Ch. #18139) was owned by Howard O'Flynn a N.A.R.T. supporter and was entered by N.A.R.T. at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans in 1975. A disagreement between Luigi Chinetti and the ACO over qualifying saw N.A.R.T. withdraw their four cars at Le Mans.
Model by MERIKITS 1/43
1975 365 GT4 BB: (Le Mans 1977) N.A.R.T. would not be back again until 1977 when this car was entered and driven by Francois Migult and Lucien Guitteny. The qualified 48th and were up to 26th in the first hour, before a flywheel gasket replacement cost them two hours in the pits. Attrition in the 1977 race at Le Mans saw them finish 16th overall and 5th in class despite race long starter problems. Upgraded to 512 engine specifications, it was given a factory modified and prepared engine for Le Mans in 1978. The same duo drove and again finished 16th overall. The car was raced in IMSA events including Daytona in 1978 by O'Flynn's team, passing to a new owner in 1980 who ran it in vintage events. Purchased by Mike Sheehan it ran its last race in 1984, the Riverside 6-Hours, where it didn't finish. It has since been shown in numerous concours and has been a multi-time class winner.
Model by MERIKITS 1/43

1975 365 GTB/4 BB: (Le Mans 1975) 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
:
1972 Dino 246 GT LM: (Le Mans 1972) 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



To continue to another section of the Old Irish Racing Collection, select one of the following:

THE SIGNATURE PROJECT & RACING DIORAMAS

RACING SUPPORT VEHICLES, TRANSPORTERS & OTHER TRUCKS

JAGUAR RACING CARS:
1950's
1960 - 1979
1980 - 1989
1990's - Present

JAGUAR AT LE MANS

JAGUAR AUTOMOBILIA

JAGUAR PRODUCTION CARS:
PRE-WAR to 1959
1960 to 1968
1969-1987
1988 - Present

JAGUAR CONCEPT CARS

EACH JAGUAR MODEL FROM 1935 IN PRODUCTION ORDER

FERRARI RACING CARS:
1949 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - Current

FERRARI FORMULA ONE

FERRARI PRODUCTION CARS

PORSCHE RACING & PRODUCTION CARS:
1950's & 60's
1970's
1980's
1990 - Current

BRUMOS RACING TEAM

PORSCHE PRODUCTION CARS

FORMULA 1, GRAND PRIX, INDY:
1900 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - PRESENT

THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
THE 24 HOURS of LE MANS 1923-2020
THE 12 Hours of SEBRING WINNERS
THE 24 HOURS of DAYTONA WINNERS

GREAT AUTOMOTIVE MAKES & RACING TEAMS:
ABARTH
ALFA ROMEO
ASTON MARTIN
AUDI
AUSTIN HEALEY & HEALEY
BMW
CHAPARRAL
CHEVROLET & GM POWER
CUNNINGHAM EQUIPE
DATSUN/NISSAN
ECURIE ECOSSE
FORD POWER: GT40's, MUSTANGS, MIRAGE & MORE
SHELBY -FORD'S: COBRAS, DAYTONAS, GT40's & MUSTANGS
GROUP 44, Inc.
LANCIA
LOLA SPORTS CARS
LOTUS
McLAREN
MASERATI
MERCEDES BENZ
MG CARS
TOYOTA
TRIUMPH

MISC. RACING AND PRODUCTION CARS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
AMERICAN, ASIAN, AUSTRALIAN
BRITISH
FRENCH
GERMAN & SWEDISH
ITALIAN & SPANISH
LAND SPEED RECORD CARS
VETERAN, CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST CARS

DRIVER TRIBUTES:
THE OLD IRISH RACING HALL OF FAME
JUAN MANUEL FANGIO TRIBUTE
STIRLING MOSS TRIBUTE
WORLD DRIVER & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONS 1950 - 1985

For copies of images, questions or comments about the collection to: OLD IRISH RACING

Back to: OLD IRISH RACING MODELS INDEX Home Page

Back to: OLD IRISH RACING Home Page

Legal stuff: Content and images on this website are the property and content of Old Irish Racing and may not be used without permission. Old Irish Racing is not affiliated with, or represent any other entity. All pages on this website Copyright-Old Irish Racing 2022
This is a private collection, pieces are not for sale!

PLEASE NOTE: From 1968 into the 1990's tobacco companies sponsored many significant race cars. We don't promote tobacco use, rather we stronly discourage it. However, we do promote historical accuracy, Old Irish Racing chooses to display models in our collection as historically accurate as possible. While seeing a tobacco advert on a car gives me no more desire to go smoke than seeing a car makes me want to go suck on its exhaust pipe. If tobacco (or alcohol) adverts on race cars offend you, please go look at nice pictures of bunnies and kittens on another site. Thank you!