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Built in 1988 from the Union reissue of Heller's old Ferrari P 4.  I wanted to build it in different colors than the works cars: in 1967, Ferrari customers could buy "updated P3" racers which had the engine specification of the 1966 car, but the new body mods of the 1967 330 P 4 - these hybrids were called 412 P, looked like the P4 and were used by Luigi Chinetti's N.A.R.T., Maranello Concessionaires (UK), Ecurie Francorchamps (Belgium), Scuderia Filipinetti (Switzerland) and Englishman David Piper.

So I choose to build a David Piper version in its typical BP green (reference was a 1/43 diecast by Brumm) and the '67 Le Mans participant from Filipinetti (reference was 2 pictures in Antoine Prunet's Ferrari sports prototypes book) - Jean Guichet/Herbert Müller DNF this race.

Decals are partially from the spares, partially drawn by hand or made from rub-on letters.

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Finally some mid Sixties racers : 3 from Heller, 1 from Academy/Minicraft:

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Don't be too hard with Heller - they offer some kits that you won't get anywhere else (OK, the P4 is an exception)

 

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Super builds and subject choices.  The "privateers" add a lot of variety to your collection.  I have been thinking about a Piper Ferrari in green and you may have pushed me over the edge in my decision making.

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4 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Super builds and subject choices.  The "privateers" add a lot of variety to your collection.  I have been thinking about a Piper Ferrari in green and you may have pushed me over the edge in my decision making.

Thank you, Gary - kits of 60s sports racers are my favorite modeling objects.

 

4 hours ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Excellent collection of  endurance racers Helmut.  The variations are refreshing.  Ii always liked the Heller version of the P4 because of the engine detail. 

Thank you, Rich - I don't want to paint all my Ferraris in red (one of my Fujimi 330 P4 will be turned into the yellow Francorchamps 412 P of Willy Mairesse from the Spa 1000 km race in 1967 which was won by Jacky Ickx in the Mirage Mk I)

 

3 hours ago, Justin Porter said:

The alternate schemes that the 412P's offer are really tempting. Maranello Concessionaries has a really cool one I've considered. Love seeing your builds. 

Thanks, Justin - Maranello Concessionaires participated in LM 1967 with their own 412 P driven by Richard Attwood and Piers Courage.

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On 7/26/2021 at 6:12 AM, Dave B said:

More great builds Helmut, tks for sharing.

Dave B

Thank you, David !

 

On 7/26/2021 at 2:08 PM, afx said:

Very ncie.

Thanks, JC !

 

On 7/26/2021 at 2:54 PM, Belugawrx said:

Nice group of builds👍👍

Thank you, Bruce !

 

On 7/26/2021 at 4:29 PM, Ace-Garageguy said:

Truly great cars, very nice work.  

Thank you, Bill - such cars are my favorites.

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On 8/1/2021 at 2:15 PM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thank you, Chris !

 

On 8/3/2021 at 3:44 PM, drodg said:

Looks very nice.   Love the David Piper Ferraris 

Thanks, David!

 

On 8/4/2021 at 12:59 AM, PappyD340 said:

Very nice!

Thanks, Larry !

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14 hours ago, ZTony8 said:

I believe the 412 used an almost 5 liter V-12 where the 330 was just under 4 liters.

 

Nope. The 412P and the 330P3 used the same 4L V12, however as the 412P's were customer cars they were carbureted rather than the factory fuel injection. They were essentially a customer focused update of the P3 and are also often referred to as a P3/4 depending on which Ferrari historian you talk to. 

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On 8/16/2021 at 6:18 PM, Justin Porter said:

Nope. The 412P and the 330P3 used the same 4L V12, however as the 412P's were customer cars they were carbureted rather than the factory fuel injection. They were essentially a customer focused update of the P3 and are also often referred to as a P3/4 depending on which Ferrari historian you talk to. 

Exactly, and the works P4 had new cylinder heads with 3 valves instead of 2 - this and the higher compression + fuel injection brought additional 30 hp for the 1967 season.

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