Steve Butler — November 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Focal Point: Ferrari 312 T2 Polistil/Toschi – 1978

Focal Point: Ferrari 312 T2 Polistil/Toschi - 1978
Focal Point: Ferrari 312 T2 Polistil/Toschi – 1978
BY STEVE BUTLER

At the end of the 1952 Grand Prix season a 21.5-inch cast aluminum Ferrari was made by Marchesini for and distributed by the Italian distillery Toschi. Inside the racer was reportedly a bottle of liqueur full of cherries. Extremely few examples remain complete with that original, unopened bottle.

Toschi mirrored that distribution in 1978 with the issue of a 27-inch plastic Ferrari 312 T2 containing two bottles – one Nocello, a walnut liqueur, and the other Vignola cherries in liqueur. The racer itself is not especially rare. About 100 were imported into the U.S. with a bottle of cherries in syrup sans alcohol and sold for $100. None were supposed to be imported containing the two bottles as originally issued making them very scarce as pictured herein.

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