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250 lm 5899 gt

55 photos of 250 LM 5899 and a tape of her auction. This one brought less than previous LMs because of numerous body and engine changes, all eventually corrected and Classiche certified. Great photo essay of my favorite Ferrari, the 250 LM short nose.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM sets Arizona auction record at $9.6 million [w/video]

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Terry, very pretty, lines are simple and immaculate. Must be a holy experience to drive. Never seen one and most likely never would.

Looking at the position of the pilot, seems very forward, as if your legs are above the front wells. Cannot imagine the weight balance ratio with such a layout. Looks very cramped, but then in those days that was the norm and the rule, it seems.

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Jimmy- Feet were definitely offset to the center, as with many of the early mid-engine cars. A 250 LM only weighed about 1800 lbs, so with 320 or so hp, acceleration was pretty good. An intemediate gear set allowed top speeds matched to the circuit you were on, just like the 250P it was based upon. Highest speed gearset gave about 192 mph top speed, lowest about 140 mph, and a lot more low speed acceleration.

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