One of the most desired models to come out of the Prancing Horse stable is the latest confirmed to be part of the special ‘Ferrari Spettacolo’ demonstration at the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival.
The rare Ferrari 250 LM based on the Le Mans winning 250 P is one of the most revered models to be produced by the legendary Italian marque. The 3.3-litre V12 engine was good for 320 horsepower, but the FIA rejected the 250 LM for the GT Class due to less than 100 being manufactured. Not to be discouraged, Ferrari entered the 250 in the outright Prototype Class and were duly rewarded.
Ace driver Jochen Rindt was joined by Masten Gregory to win the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ferrari to cap off a successful period for the constructor from Maranello as it proved its last success at La Sarthe until last year’s victory.
The 250 LM set to feature at the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival was raced by such greats as Rindt, John Surtees and Lorenzo Bandini at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nurburgring 1000km, Reims 12 Hour in addition to other special events.
Just 32 250 LMs were built between 1963 to 1965 and has risen to prominence in the current day due to the record breaking auction results recently.
The ‘Ferrari Spettacolo’ was announced last month and will welcome the most exotic nameplates from the Italian marque. These include the LaFerrari, FXX, 599XX, Enzo and F40 making up an already spectacular field, with more to be added.
Both global and international racing heritage is set to feature at the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival on March 15-17.