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SOLD 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione 1/3-scale trellis and engine by Terzo Dalia

For over two decades, the Italian artisan Terzo Dalia honoured the greatest Ferrari sports cars and engines in his own inimitable way: with miniature 1/3-scale strictly limited replicas handcrafted with uncompromising and astonishing attention to detail. That these master modelmakers have earned the blessing and custom of former Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Piero Ferrari himself is telling of the outstanding quality and enduring value of the precious fruits of their labour. Dalia’s sad passing means that these extraordinary feats of craftsmanship simply won’t be repeated.

The artwork presented here is a jaw-dropping 1/3-scale sculpture of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione, among the most successful – and sought-after – dual-purpose Gran Turismos to have ever left Modena. Just 50 of these pieces were produced in the mid-2000s, of which this is number 36, as denoted by the individually numbered plque affixed to the chassis. Each took in excess of two years to produce, such was the painstaking nature of the assembly. It’s perhaps of no surprise, then, that all 50 sold out almost immediately.

The Giallo Fly exterior trellis, with its removable bonnet, is an exact replica of the SWB’s achingly beautiful Pininfarina-designed bodywork. Each of the circa-1,300 joints were welded by hand – no glue was used here. This task alone took over 650 hours to complete. Cradled in the middle of the trellis and accurate tubular chassis is a highly detailed model of the legendary Colombo V12, featuring an operating crankshaft with connecting rods and pistons which move in the correct firing order and are made visible by removing the detachable valve covers. Furthermore, the engine is connected to the transmission with an operable gear lever, in addition to a wonderfully intricate driveshaft and rear axle.

Weighing in at close to 16kg, this spectacular artwork can be displayed horizontal on the accompanying stands or hung vertically on a wall for that added wow factor.


137cm x 55cm x 40cm (L x W x H)

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