Gerry...I bought what I presume was the Western Models White Metall Lusso from Dave at RnD Unique (IIRC) back around 1987 or so, paying at the time what I think was around $150 for it. It was admidtedly a gamble, and when I got the kit it was exactly what I expected - typical white metal kit that could be build into a beautfiul replica given unlimited amounts of time and talent. I still have it, (the kit, that is, unbuilt) but I long for the lack of assembly complexity and the exquisite detail that a high-quality styrene replica from Revell or RoG could give us (Tamiya, quite frankly is still on my hit list for what they did (or did not) due to their Aston Martin kit re lack of realistic engine execution).
I recall seeing an absolutely gorgeous Lusso build from David Morton who used to (and may still) attend the NNL South in Atlanta. Don't recall what basis he used for it but the build quality was spectacular.
Amen to that Tim. For example, I have the MFH 250 GTO, but the Fujimi or previous Italeri with Aftermarket (including Norm's or Harold's Ferrari engines) make for a much more fun build experience.
Any help as to which car and it's racing history??
I don't have the refernce anymore as I looked it up when I bought the orignal Protar version of that. The photos of the repaired car show the squared off rear end, which is the most glaring difference than what you see on many GTO's. As you know, all GTO's were hand built and there are differences in each body. I will see if there is anything in my Ferrari GTO book.