Ferrari 250 LM berlinetta

Ferrari 250 LM berlinetta

27 500 000 €*

About

The Ferrari 250 LM was designed to succeed the victorious Ferrari 250 GTO. Developed by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari this 250 LM, for Le Mans, is a GT with central engine. The project was launched in the spring of 1963 and presented at Maranello in September 1963. The first Ferrari 250 LM received the legendary V12 Colombo 3-litre 300 hp, but the 31 other cars developing 20 additional HP will be equipped with the 275 (3286 cm3), retaining the appellation 250. The 250 LM was the Gran Tourism version of the Ferrari 250 P prototype. Closely derived from this 250 P, it was built around the same tubular chassis, with wheelbase and suspensions very similar but one of the greatest innovations of the car, with the design by Pininfarina and the aluminium bodywork manufactured by Scaglietti, came from its roof panel concealed by the vertical rear window extended towards the stern. Placed between imposing wheel arches, the front hood was plunging down and the engine hood was very thin. The rear uprights of the roof reproduced fairly accurately the spoiler and the spider roll bar. The Ferrari Berlinetta Le Mans was refused approval as a Grand Tourist by the CSI, the international authorities. As a result, Ferrari was condemned to fight with prototypes that outperformed it and faced with increasing competition, especially the Ford GT40, Ferrari decided to produce this GT model in turn. In this context, 1965 was nevertheless a very good year for the 250 LM, winning the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours with Masten Gregory and Jochen Rindt (as well as second place with Pierre Dumay and Gustave Gosselin) and also winning the 1965 International Prototype Trophy at the 1965 World Sports Car Championship. The car that we present to you for sale is an exceptional model with a very beautiful pedigree, presented in a perfect state of conservation.

Engine

  • Number of cylinders:V12 at 60° Colombo 24 valves, in rear centre longitudinal position with 6 double carburettors Weber 38/40 DCN. Electronic ignition, one spark plug per cylinder, two coils. Dry sump lubrication
  • Displacement:3 286 cm³ cm³
  • Bore x stroke:77 x 58.8 mm
  • Compression ratio:9.7:1
  • Maximum horsepower:320 (7 500 rotations/min)
  • Maximum torque:30 mkg (5 500 rotations/min)

Other technical elements

  • Transmission:5-speed manual transmission + reverse transmission. Single disc clutch
  • Direction:Rack and pinion steering gearbox
  • Suspension:Independent suspension triangles of uneven length, coil springs on telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
  • Brakes:Discs
  • Wheels and tyres:5.5 x 15 front and 7.0 x 15 rear. Borrani wheels
  • Body:Coupe 2 doors. Berlinetta racing, sport automobile of prestige. Tubular steel frame
  • Ref.:2722

Dimensions, production and performance

  • Manufacturer:FERRARI
  • Length:409 cm
  • Width:170 cm
  • Height:111 cm
  • Wheelbase:240 cm
  • Front track:135 cm
  • Rear track:134 cm
  • Number of copies:32
  • Years of production:1963-1966
  • Maximum speed:287 km/h
  • 0 to 100 km/h:6.1 s

Conservation status

Concours condition

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