Ferrari 288 GTO
Another kit given to me by a friend 30+ years ago for being an usher at his wedding included this Burago Ferrari 288 GTO. I started the kit shortly after the wedding, but didn't complete it until recently. The body is made of cast metal and it's a snap-together kit that didn't require any glue. The only thing missing are the door mounted rear view mirrors, which are prominent on the real car. For some reason, Burago decided to do without them.
The 288 GTO is based on the 308, also known as the "Magnum" Ferrari. However, unlike the 308, which was more show and less go, the 288 GTO was a fierce racing machine. Another half model/half toy production that, except for the mirrors, doesn't look too bad.
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