Charles Anthony “Tony” Standish Brooks is a British former racing driver from England also known as the “racing dentist”. He participated in 39 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 14 July 1956, achieving six wins, 10 podium finishes and 75 career points. He was third in the World Drivers’ Championship in 1958 and second in 1959. He also scored the first win by a British driver in a British car in a Grand Prix since 1923, in 1955 driving a Connaught at Syracuse in a non-World Championship race.
The 246 F1 used a Dino V6 engine, this was the first use of a V6 engine in a Formula One car, but otherwise the 246 F1 was a conventional front-engine design. The Ferrari 246 F1 was good enough to win a World Championship for Mike Hawthorn and a second place in the Constructors’ Championship for Ferrari. Tony Brooks brough the 246 F1 home in second place at the 1959 Monaco Grand Prix.
This very collectible, and rare, Ferrari authorized ‘La Storia’ is a Ferraro boxed 1/43 replica, housed within a tin ‘book’ which is hand signed by Brooks on the inside of the lid, also signed in the accompanying leaflet, the model is in very good condition – a hard to find model. The outer box shows signs of wear and there is a small dent in the tin book spine, otherwise excellent throughout and supplied with a COA from our own signing with Tony in 2019.