Ferrari 330 LMB in stock08/28/2012
There were four 330 LMBs specifically built to compete in long distance events like Le Mans and were designed around an extended chassis just for these cars. The unique Tipo 574 chassis was also fitted with a dry sump system, which allowed the engine to sit lower leading to a lower coefficient of drag. Built in the same prototype shop as the GTO, serial number 4725 is the last of four 330 LMBs built and featured lightening techniques such as Plexiglas side and rear windows. Based on the 400 SA engine the Tipo 163 variant was a V12 with 3,967 cc displacement, six weber carburetors and an output of 400 bhp at 7,500, which was a good 50-80 bhp more than the GTOs.
Delivered new to Maranello Concessionaires in June of 1963, chassis 4725SA was the fourth and final 330 LMB built. This car is the only one with significant competition history.
Entered in the the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans, this car was driven to 5th overall and class victory by Jack Sears and Mike Salmon. The car was renown for exceeding 300 km/h down the Mulsanne straight - eclipsing the 250P and the GTO.
Lorenzo Bandini later drove the car to 8th overall and another class win in the Guard's Trophy at Brands Hatch. Before the year was out, the car was sold to France where it passed through various hands before it joined Pierre Bardinon's spectacular Mas du Clos Collection.
Some twenty years later, Bardinon sold the car and after spells in Japan and Austria it was supplied to another great Ferrari collector, Sir Anthony Bamford by Talacrest. The current owner acquired the car in 2008 and once again Talacrest are privileged to be able to offer this car for sale - the most successful of all the Ferrari 330 LMB and the only right hand drive example.
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