CMC 1:18 Ferrari Dino 156 F1 "Sharknose" GP Belgien, Phil Hill 1961
The 1961 racing season was dominated by two Ferrari pilots: the American Phil Hill and the German Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips. Von Trips was known for the gallant way he carried himself, which conquered the hearts of his fellow countrymen like a fire. Both men won one victory after another for the Scuderia. Beside their driving skills, they also owed their successes to the superb performances of the race car that Ferrari had developed for them. It was specially made for the occasion following a change of the F1 regulations that took effect in 1961. Consequently, only cars with a maximum displacement of 1.5 litres were allowed to participate. The most eye-catching trait of the new Ferrari race car was a pointed front-end, with the nostrils of ventilation intake shaped like open jaws. This very special look was responsible for the nickname “Sharknose.”
It is true that not a single original vehicle of the Sharknose has existed to this day. But thanks to months of pains-taking research and consultation with Ferrari experts around the globe, CMC was able to develop an authentic replica of this word-famous model that features CMC’s well-known devotion to exact detail and fine craftsmanship. We believe we did a good job. But you are the jury, if only you just see it for yourself.