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This model is the Best PR08 Ferrari 750 Monza in silver. This model was issued as a limited edition, 40th Anniversary Model (1954 - 1994) for Ferrari. This is number 658 of 3000 world-wide.
The model has no opening parts - it is a single seater, open racing car. The front lights are represented by clear lenses inset on the left and right of the body. The rear lights are represented by red lenses for the brake lights and orange lenses for the indicators. The model has a tiny clear, "cockpit" style windscreen alongside which sits a single racing "wing" mirror mounted in the centre of the vehicle. The front bonnet and rear hatch are detailed with what appears to be decals that represent the hinges and tiny, photo etched, racing pin-locks. The model is decorated with 4 pseudo racing number decals - a circular, black background with green laurel wreath surrounding a yellow "40" under which is a white "750" - one on each side and one on the bonnet and rear hatch. Three tiny "Ferrari" logos appear at the front of the bonnet and on each of the sides, just ahead of the side air scoop. The number plate, at the rear of the vehicle, is a white "750" over a yellow "1954" on a black, rectangular background.
The interior consists of a black plastic racing seat (with corresponding passenger seat hidden below the metal racing cover), a tiny black plastic dashboard with a brown and chrome, right hand drive plastic steering wheel and a small centre mounted, chrome gear stick.
All wheels have chrome hubs - solid, one piece hub (possibly with photo etched chrome wire spoke insert to give the desired wire spoke wheel effect) and separate black "rubber" tyres.
The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "Model BEST" just above the simplistic representation of the drive-shaft and "Made in Italy" and "SCALA 1/43" on two lines just below it. The base plate casting also has minimalist engine sump and gearbox at the front and differential and axle at the rear with a separate chromed racing exhaust system. It is held in place with two self tapping screws, one at the front and one at the rear.
Date of issue is unknown but is thought to be circa 1994.