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Ferrari 350 CanAm (conversion from P4 Coupe)

09 December 2014 - 03:42 PM

I've finally finished my conversion of an old, pre-built, Heller P4 coupe into the 350 CanAm as run by David McKay's Scuderia Veloce down here in Aus.  It's a fair representation of the car as I saw it raced at Longford back in March '68, not perfect as I haven't included the spare wheel vertically attached to the tail!! and a few other minor errors, but aesthetically I like it.


The real car started life as a P4 spyder, chassis #058 67 but was converted for the CAn Am series into the 350.  It was procured by Scuderia veloce and raced with some success down here before racing in South Africa by Paul Hawkins, as Team Gunston.  It has just this year been converted back to a P4 spyder,  no prizes for guessing what the unbuilt Union P4 is going to be converted into!!!














Couple of more pics to follow, thanks for looking





Ferrari 350 Can Am

31 August 2014 - 08:42 PM

Many years ago, when a young tacker, I built a Heller P4 Ferrari.  It was sprayed in a dark red (maroon) and I even cut the bottom off the front tyres to get it to sit right.  Luckily I matured, found a Union re-release, yet to be built, and confined the old Heller to the dark cupboard.  As I have started a collection of Ozzie Group 7 style sports cars I decided to rebuild the old P4 into the 350 Can-Am as raced by Scuderia Veloce here in Australia.  I was lucky enough to see this car race at Longford in, if I recall correctly, 1967, so armed with the Motor Racing Replica News article and web photo's I have started. 


First task was to copy the Union tyres and cast them in resin.  Next I cut the rear, shortened it and using plenty of styrene formed the rear engine cover.  I used a Patto's vacform as a basis for the snorkels and also cast a mould for the windscreen.  I have started on the nose area and this is where I am at the moment.  I have yet to instal the headlights and then need to consider the interior.  The finished item is probably still a few months off as I am also building a pair of Elfin 400's.











Tks for looking



Elfin Traco Oldsmobile

04 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

I have always been a fan of the 'big banger' sports cars and decided to have a go at scratch building some Aussie icon cars.  I previously built the Matich SR3R and have just finished the Elfin Traco Olds, as raced by Neil Allen prior to installation of a Chev V8.  It is based on a slush cast of an Elfin 400 mould I have.




It's a curbside only and all parts are resin or scratchbuilt. 










Just a pic of the Matich & Elfin together.  Time now to start Bob Jane's Elfin 400 Repco.




Thanks for looking


Dave B

Bathurst winning Sierra RS500 (Johnson/Bowe)

26 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

I built this one years ago but have not seen any Aussie Sierra's of late.  RHD conversion & the correct resin wheels.  Decals are courtesy of Roo Decal, not sure if they are still available or the resin conversion pieces for that matter.














Thanks for looking


Dave B



Cunningham C4R

22 February 2014 - 11:12 PM

Have just finished this one off.  It's from Paul at Fisher Pattern & Model.  Have yet to work out the most effective way of putting the race # on the mesh/grille.  Only problem I had was not placing the oil cooler far enough over on the passenger side thus not allowing me to fit scratch made leather bonnet straps














Tks for looking


Dave B