All Ferraris are special, but the 250 LM holds an exalted place in the pantheon of Prancing Horse legends.
Not only is it viscerally beautiful, with a spine-tingling V-12 engine producing 320bhp, but it remains the last Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1965.
The most evocative name in motoring history, and the world’s most prestigious brand, Ferrari has always leant heavily on its motor racing roots to produce the ultimate road-going supercars.
Enzo Ferrari showed little interest in producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, buying, preparing and fielding Alfa Romeo racing cars for wealthy gentlemen drivers.
Indeed, he went to work for Alfa until 1939 when he formed Auto Avio Costruzioni, which initially made machine tools and aircraft accessories during the war, as well as the Tipo 815 race car.
In 1943, the Ferrari factory moved to Maranello, where it has remained ever since and from where the first Ferrari-badged car – the 1947 125 S – was produced.
Enzo reluctantly started to sell cars to customers to fund his Scuderia Ferrari racing ambitions, and the rest is history: the most successful F1 team on the planet allied to a glorious legacy of road-going supercars.