Newsletter 568: King of the 308

King of the 308

King of the 308
There are only a few Ferrari 308s that have participated in competition, but the history of some of them is really exciting, or at least curious. We are going to talk about the first unit of a Ferrari 308 GTB that arrived to the US. Ferrari had problems in the American market due to the new safety and emissions regulations, and such problems prevented that the successor of the Daytona (the 365 GT4 BB) could even be sold in the US. In 1975, when Ferrari introduced the 308 GTB, the owner of the Ferrari dealer in San Francisco Ray Ramsey used an exemption in the legislation to be able to import one to his country before the first official unit arrived to the US.

Ramsey bought the 308 in May 1976 from a dealer in Rome, and invited the Road & Track magazine to test drive the car. However, by the time the magazine hit the newsstands, the 308 had already crashed at another Ferrari event, and Ramsey had to decide what to do next. The answer was not long in coming: he brought together several famous friends, a racing team and a crashed Ferrari that could not be legally registered for road use, and decided to turn the 308 into a race car. What comes to be a "scratch" build but in 1/1 scale. XD

The Ferrari was rebuilt and adapted for racing, with Paul Newman as driver and Budweiser as sponsor. Raced in the SCCA series, the car proved to be really fast but unreliable, so at the end of the season it was totally rebuilt to race again in 1979. Then the 308 was impounded by US customs agents at the worst possible time: an important sponsor party with the Ferrari at center stage. No one on the team had realized that the Ferrari had stayed much longer than the legal time since its arrival to the United States. Ramsey had imported the car on a six-month exemption, a period that expired several years earlier, so the result was that the Ferrari sat in a garage, deteriorating on its trailer for nearly ten years. :(

After knowing this story, aren't you in the mood of building the Arena scale model that you have available at SpotModel? Well, go for it! XD

Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 308 GTB Ramsey Racing Team sponsored by Budweiser #75 - Paul Newman - SCCA Trans-American Championship 1978 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1250

This Ferrari 308 became famous because it was used in 1978 by the actor Paul Newman in some national races of the SCCA championship. The idea was to repeat in the 1979 season, but history did not want that to happen...
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 911 S sponsored by Beverly Porsche Audi #2 - Bill Freeman + Paul Newman - 12 Hours Sebring 1977 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1179

Kit to complete the unit of the Porsche 911 S with which Freeman and Paul Newman participated in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1977, finishing in thirtieth position. As its own characteristics, this Porsche mounted new aerodynamic solutions, such as rear wing supports and a modified spoiler.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 935 M16 Andial Racing Team sponsored by The Meister Company #3, 51 - Howard Meister + Harald Grohs + Rolf Stommelen - 12 Hours Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona 1981 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1181

Resin kit of the Porsche 935 developed by the Andial team, and which was characterized by a large air intake on the front hood that, through a large duct in the passenger compartment, led the air to the 6-cylinder biturbo engine. The kit allows you to choose between two versions. The number 3 racer competed in the 1981 Sebring 12 Hours with drivers Meister, Stommelen and Grohs, finishing fourth overall. The version with the number #51, driven by the same drivers in the 24 Hours of Daytona also in 1981, started from the first position on the grid, although it failed to finish the race due to an electrical problem.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Titanium Exhausts - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X068

Titanium tone specifically formulated to paint modern exhaust pipes, especially on street and competition motorcycles.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Steel - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X069

Tone specifically formulated for painting parts where a steel-like appearance is desired.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Scania S series - full colour photo-etched parts, photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Italeri reference 3927

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM048

This set contains an extensive set of photo-etched parts that also include the optional versions with the "SUPER" emblem used on current Scania S-series. Also included is a small grille for the R version of the cab and a complete set of exteriors plates for the catwalk areas... but perhaps the best thing is the detailing of the interior, with a spectacular set of pre-painted interior panels for the instrument panel, dashboard, center console, doors... both for the RHD and LHD versions.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Kawasaki ZX12R - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14084

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM27

Detailed chain printed with 3D technology for the Kawasaki ZX12R Tamiya kit. Includes chain with links. .
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Suzuki RG400 Gamma early version - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 21509, BK9 and HAS-21509

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM28

Detailed chain printed with 3D technology for the Suzuki RG400 Hasegawa kit. Includes chain with links.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Honda CB 750F - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM14006, -, TAM14066 and -

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM29

Detailed chain printed with 3D technology for the Honda CB 750F Tamiya kit. Includes chain with links.
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Falcon Scale Models: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 1976 - 3D printed parts and other materials - for Tamiya references TAM20053 and TAM20058

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM-05-C

This upgrade set for use with the Tamiya 1/20 scale Tyrrell Ford P34 kit contains: set of ventilated brake discs for the rear axle with its corresponding set of brake calipers, 3-way brake fluid connector (includes a spare), thin black wire to replicate the brake lines, set of angled connectors for the front brakes, and thick rubber cord to replicate the cooling ducts for the front brakes. Each piece is printed separately to facilitate painting and assembly.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta Integrale Group A Clarion Europe Team sponsored by Camel #4 - Per Eklund + Dave Whittock - International Swedish Rally 1989 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Hasegawa references 20289, 20343, 25005, CR-5, 25208 and HACR08

Reji Model Reference: REJI-373

Set to convert the Hasegawa 1/24 scale kit into the version used by Per Eklund to finish second in the 1989 Swedish rally. In addition to the decal sheet, which includes the tobacco sponsors, this set includes the "flat" front hood of the 8V version to replace the one included in the kit. Also included are two photo-etched plates with details such as the grilles that complete the engine hood, the fuel filler neck cap, the windshield wipers or the rear emblem of the HF Integrale version.
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Reji Model: Transkit 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF Integrale - photo-etched parts, resin parts and assembly instructions - for Italeri references 4709 and 4712

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP954

Have one of the many versions of any of Hasegawa's Lancia Delta scale kit, but the model you want to make is the 8V? With this transkit you will be able to complete the conversion without problems, since it includes the "flat" front hood of the 8V version to replace the one with which the kit comes. In addition, two photo-etched plates are included with the grilles that complete the engine hood, and you will be able to further detail your kit with details such as the fuel filler cap, the windshield wipers or the rear emblem of the HF Integrale version.
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Beemax Model Kits: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1988 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Beemax Model Kits Reference: BX12002

Just announced, there are still details to be revealed about what will be Beemax's second reference for its range at 1/12. At the moment, it is known that it will give the option of recreating the car in a wet or dry configuration, since both conditions occurred in the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix. Therefore, it would come with both dry and wet tires. Looking forward to know more about this model!
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Decalcas: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR - 3D printed parts - for Nunu reference PN24040 - 2 + 2 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR094

Set of BBS wheels with Pilot Sport tires, together with the inflation valves and the corresponding axles, for upgrading the wheels and tires of the Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR by Nunu.
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Decalcas: Brakes 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR 2018 - 3D printed parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24040

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR095

Parts manufactured and designed with 3D technology for you to replace the discs and calipers of the brake system of the Nunu Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR kit.
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Decalcas: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K - 3D printed parts - for Fujimi references FJ12173, HR-5, FJ12188, FJ12198, FJ12199, FJ12214, FJ12236, FJ12261, FJ123592, FJ123882, RS-84, FJ126074, FJ126135, 12613, RS-4, FJ126135.OUTLET, FJ126142, 12614, RS-88, FJ12615, 126159, RS-92, FJ126166, 12616 and RS-98

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR090

Parts manufactured and designed using 3D technology to replace poorly detailed parts in the Fujimi Porsche 917K model kit, such as the turbine on top of the engine, the exhaust pipe brackets, the dual windscreen wiper arm, the final casing of the gearbox, the different caps of the side tanks or the rear closures of the engine hood. What a detail!
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Decalcas: Detail 1/12 scale - Lambda probe - Type 1 - 3D printed parts - 10 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR092

Lambda probe at 1/12 scale. Made in resin by 3D printing, they reproduce all the details with the usual quality of DECALCAS products, so you only have to paint and glue on your scale model.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 330 P4 Spider Ferrari SEFAC Team #224 - Nino Vaccarella + Ludovico Scarfiotti - Targa Florio 1967 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K477

Limited-time re-edition of the fantastic 1/12 scale kit of the Ferrari 330 P4 in its Spider (open) version, where various materials are combined, including white metal parts, turned metal parts, photo-etched plates, rubber tires, rubber, decals... that allow to reproduce with great fidelity the original vehicle, The tires have the logos of the manufacturer pre-printed, and the front and rear hoods can be removed, allowing a complete view of the detailed interior and parts mechanical once assembled. What a marvel! And to leave nothing to chance, nothing better than using JOE HONDA's post on the 1967 Ferrari 330P4 P3/4 for the best reference information.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 330P4 Berlinetta SPA Ferrari SEFAC Team #9, 24, 19 - Ludovico Scarfiotti + Michael Johnson 'Mike' Parkes, Gnther Klass + Peter Sutcliffe - 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours Le Mans, 1000 Kms SPA Francorchamps 1967 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K492

Super detailed kit that reproduces the Ferrari 330 P4 at 1/12 scale in its Berlinetta (closed) version. Inside the giant box you will find pieces of resin, white metal, turned and milled pieces, photo-etched parts, decals, and an endless number of pieces of all kinds to assemble this beautiful model. Of course, you will have to decide which version to mount among the three available decorations. And to leave nothing to chance, nothing better than using JOE HONDA's post on the 1967 Ferrari 330P4 P3/4 for the best reference information.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 330P4 Berlinetta Equipe Nationale Belge Team #3, 24 - Willy Mairesse + Jean 'Beurlys' Blaton, Lorenzo Bandini + Chris Amon - 1000 Kms Monza, 24 Hours Le Mans 1967 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K494

Super detailed kit that reproduces the Ferrari 330 P4 at 1/12 scale in its Berlinetta (closed) version. Inside the giant box you will find pieces of resin, white metal, turned and milled pieces, photo-etched parts, decals, and an endless number of pieces of all kinds to assemble this beautiful model. Of course, you will have to decide which version to mount among the two available decorations. Monza or Le Mans? And to leave nothing to chance, nothing better than using JOE HONDA's post on the 1967 Ferrari 330P4 P3/4 for the best reference information.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 250TRI/61 #10, 17 - Olivier Gendebien + Phil Hill, Pedro Rodriguez + Ricardo Rodriguez - 24 Hours Le Mans 1961 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K823

What a great opportunity to make the winning car of the 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans with the number #10 driven by Gendebien and Hill! The kit also includes the option to make the number #17 of the North American Racing team. As usual in MFH, various materials are combined to reproduce the real vehicle in detail, and once assembled it allows to show its interior thanks to its removable front hood and movable doors and rear hood. A marvel!
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