“Le Mans Berlinetta”, a name that explains why you may see a little bit of a Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Lusso in its design. That is because the car Ferrari used as basis was a 250 Berlinetta Lusso, and constructed with aerodynamic features from Ferrari’s most famous 1960’s racer (+); the 250 GTO.
It has 3 vents on the front wing, not 2, and the duct on the rear end now has fins. The duck-tail bigger, and it has a box above the rear wheel arch that has the same function to equalise the pressure in the wheel well. At the front are lenses on headlights, and the 3 nose ducts.
If you thought the 250 GTO was rare, then think again. There are 33 250 GTOs in the world, and only 4 330 LMB’s.
Dan Gurney did drive 1 for Ferrari, and 1 of the 4 was not ever raced from factory. But because of a lack of pedigree, people are less likely to know about the car’s existence, so they are less desirable than the famous 250 GTO (the most expensive car in the world) from a price perspective.
Actually, the car was not a success or a failure, as it came 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the hands of people other than Mr. Gurney who, despite attending 2 races, finished just 1, where he finished 2nd.
People have attempted to replicate it using a regular 250 Berlinetta Lusso as basis, customized the body to resemble the LMB’s, and fitted it with the 4.0-litre V12 from the 330GTC. No match for the original!
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