Delivered in 1966 in metallic grey, it was first raced by Maranello Concessionnaires before being later sold and raced by Paul Vestey. On April 7th, in the hands of Paul Vestey and Roy Pike, it finished the 1968 "BOAC 500" (Brands Hatch) at the 15th place. Although the "long nose" Drogo version of the font bonnet was fitted, the car was not among the fastest 250 LMs. David Piper severely damaged it in an accident at the Targa Florio early May the same year, and it was rebuilt with chassis #6053 to participate in the Le Mans 24 Hours race which, exceptionnally and fortunately for Vestey Racing, took place in September 1968, due to May 68 social events in France.
For the modeller, its dark blue color is unique and difficult to match, as it doesn't correspond to anything standard or referenced. An explanation sometimes mentioned would be that the car was painted dark blue over a red paintwork still wet… So, why proceed differently ?