Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta 1964 by Pininfarina
1964 was the time to develop a successor for the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO. Ferrari decided against resource-intensive advanced development and opted to fit a fixed roof to the existing open-top Type 250 P racing car for the Gran Turismo Class. The car was given the designation 250 LM and the body was developed by Pininfarina. The Ferrari 250 LM was used in the class of racing prototypes because the 100 units of this type necessary for homologation in the GT class could not be built by the end of 1965. On request, the Ferrari 250 lm could also be ordered in a roadworthy version and this made it the first series Ferrari to be powered by a centrally mounted engine. A total of 32 Ferrari 250 LM cars were manufactured. All were powered by the 3.3 litre V12 (3.285 cc.) developing approximately 320 hp, apart from the prototype with a three litre engine.
The Ferrari 250 LM was raced exclusively by private teams. A Ferrari 250 LM won its first victory in the 12 Hour Race at Reims, driven by Joakim Bonnier and Graham Hill. The most spectacular success was the overall victory in the 24 Hour Race at Le Mans in 1965 by American Racing Team with Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory at the wheel.
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