1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider Scaglietti
The third of only four 121 LMs built (Chassis no. 0546 LM. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari at both the 1955 Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Evolving from one of Ferrari’s earliest four-cylinder engines, Ferrari’s straight-six, starting with the Type 114, eventually led to the potent 121 LM. With a rather hefty displacement of 4,412 cc, this provided much more horsepower and torque than its predecessors. Fitted with three side-draft Weber carburetors, the engine produced 360 bhp. According to noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, the car presented here, chassis number 0546 LM was originally built as a 118 LM and later converted by the factory to 121 LM specification, the specification in which it is presented today. It is one of only two examples upgraded from 118 LM specification (the other being 0484 LM), and the third of four total 121 LMs constructed. This car will be auctioned in Monterey on Friday, August 18, 2017. Its value is estimated between $6,5 and $7,5 millions.
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