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Le Mans-winning Ferrari 250 LM takes the honours at The Amelia

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The Ferrari 250 LM that won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1965 was crowned best of show at The Amelia Concours in Florida. With this car, Ferrari scored its last victory at Le Mans to date.

With 25,000 visitors over the weekend, The Amelia was once again one of the top Concours in the world. Among the classes, one celebrated 100 Years of Le Mans, another was exclusively reserved for fibreglass Porsche racing spyders. Multiple NASCAR Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon was honorary chairman Jeff Gordon. One of his cars, the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette with which he came third in the championship that year, sold for 100,800 dollars at the Broad Arrow auction at the Concours.

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The best in show award for the road car categories went to the 1935 Voisin C25 Aerodyne of Peter and Merle Mullin. Best in show in the sports category went to the 1965 Le Mans-winning Ferrari 250 LM. Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory took an unlikely win in the NART entered Ferrari, that was anything but the pre-race favourite. In 1965, the battle between Ford and Ferrari raged in full force. The animosity between the teams was so bad, they ended up destroying each other. The last of the Ford GT40s was out after not even 90 laps, and the Ferrari prototypes came weakened out of the duel. None made it to the finish.

Photo The Amelia/Deremer Studios, LLC

Final Ferrari victory

As the story goes, neither Rindt nor Masten wanted to be at the finish either. But no matter how hard they tried, they just could not break the Ferrari 250 LM. It would be the last time a Ferrari would win outright at Le Mans.

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The Ferrari 250 LM raced at Daytona in 1966 and 1968, and was back at Le Mans in 1969 and 1970. The car’s last race was the 1970 Daytona 24 Hours, after which the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum bought it. “Obviously the car speaks for itself. It was the last Ferrari to win outright at Le Mans, and it’s just one of the many prestigious cars we have at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum,” Jason Vansickle of the museum said.

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