The Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta GT, an impossible-to-homologate champion

Here is the wonderful Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta GT – one of the 33 models made by the Maranello-based company in the mid-1960s.

LM stands for “Le Mans”, because founder Enzo Ferrari hoped the model would take part in the famous Circuit de la Sarthe competition in the Gran Tourer category.

However, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile did not deem the 250 LM fit for GT homologation, because the number of models made was sensibly below the required minimum of 100.

Thus, the 250 LM raced in the prototype category, with the white and blue colors of NART (North American Racing Team), owned by Ferrari’s American rep Luigi Chinetti. It won the French competition in 1965.

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November 18, 2016