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Norwood Ferrari 330 P4

Ferrari 330 P4 replica

Molded after the original, of which only four were ever built, this P4 is impossible to fault. The details are extraordinary, right down to the last rivet – of which this replica sports the exact same number as an original.

The aluminum body wraps a chromoly steel tube chassis, also patterned after the original. Fluid tanks, gauges and even the gold magnesium wheels are near-perfect reproductions of the real car. Only two of the original four P4s still wear their factory bodies, the other two were converted to Can-Am cars by Ferrari and currently don reproduction bodies themselves.

A time-lapse video included with the eBay listing details the construction... if only an hour meter were attached. Two Ferrari-masters from Norwood clearly spent hundreds of hours assembling the chassis, body and interior. A 500hp V12 power plant from a naturally aspirated 575 Maranello provides the music. The modern engine exhales through two gigantic handmade stainless steel headers. A second video let's you hear the song composed by the Italian V12. Though this car never won 24 Hours at Daytona (the originals placed 1-2-3 in 1967) it certainly could win a prized parking spot in any Ferrari collection.

At $850,000, this certainly isn't your run-of-the-mill fiberglass replica. Norwood could build you a brand new one for that same $850,000 asking price. Of course, it would take you 36 months to get your hands on it. Market data shows an original P4 failed to sell for an equivalent of $9.5 million back in 2009. Given the recent Shelby CSX2000 and LeMans-winning Jaguar D-type auction numbers, we'd consider that a bargain by today's standards. This Norwood Ferrari P4 knock-off provides all of the beauty of the original but none of the provenance. We can forego provenance to save $9 million and still drive a beautiful hand-built racer.






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