121LM, sn 0546LM, 1955 (BBR, limited 109/120)
The four-cylinder engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi and Enzo Ferrari was proved quite successful in the early 1950s and later evolved into a straight-six, starting with the Type 114. This eventually led to the 121 LM. With its 4412cc displacement size, it offered more horsepower and torque than its predecessors. The engine was given three side-draft Weber carburetors and produced 360 horsepower.
This example is chassis number 0546 LM which was originally built as a 118 LM and later converted by the factory to 121 LM specification. It is one of two examples upgraded from 118 LM specifications (the other being 0484 LM), and the third of four total 121 LMs constructed.
The first outing for 0546 LM was at the 1955 Mille Miglia. It started three minutes and three entries behind Sir Stirling Moss and Dennis Jenkinson, who would race to overall victory in record time just over 10 hours later. 0546 LM was driven by Italian privateer Paolo Marzotto as a Scuderia Ferrari Works entry. During the first stage, while traveling at 174 mph, a tire blew, retiring the car prematurely from the race. It was then shipped back to the factory where it was upgraded to 121 LM specification.
Очень интересные экземпляр с номером шасси 0546LM. Многочисленные участия в гонках, хотя и не всегда удачные, включая 24 часа Ле Мана в 1966 году.
Именно в таком окрасе машины вышла с завода.