For the Perfectionist

Many will be familiar with the Hamleys toy store on Regent Street, but to delight the inner child of a gentleman you’d do better taking a detour to the nearby St Martins Models in Cecil Court. Of all the delightful offerings, it’s a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa model which gives us that warm feeling.

The impeccably finished 1:8 scale model would bring a smile to the face of any gentleman car enthusiast. Every little detail of the famous Le Mans racer – from the leather seats (real leather, of course) to the stainless steel brightwork – is faithfully recreated, undoubtedly with much effort and skill on the modeller’s part. Everything is so realistic that, for a split second, the new owner will imagine being shrunk to an eighth of his size, just to perform laps around the Christmas tree.

With its countless small shops and boutiques, London is an ideal venue for Christmas shopping: but where can you find the really special and unusual gifts? Classic Driver is out and about in the Capital, and will be suggesting a new gift idea every day.

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Gift checklist

What: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Lucybelle II Model

From whom: St Martins Models

Where: 15 Cecil Court, WC2N 4EZ London

Order: E-Mail: [email protected], Tel: +44 2074978157+44 2074978157

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Price: GBP 4,675.00

Delivery time: 4 - 5 day