250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto, s/n 2689GT, Le Mans 1961 (CMC, limited 5119/7000, diecast)
This model was the first Ferrari production road car to be fitted with disc brakes as standard and, unlike the preceding 250 GT Berlinetta series, was available in either left- or right-hand drive. It was also available in competition specification, with an aluminium body, lightweight interior trim, and the engine in a higher state of tune – or in ‘Lusso’ (luxury) road trim, when it was normally fitted with a steel body with aluminium opening panels. However, there was a great deal of overlap between the two basic specifications, depending upon a client’s specific wishes.
Therefore, it is not unusual for some road cars to have full aluminium bodies and/or a higher state of tune engine. In 1961 the competition cars had even lighter bodies, more highly tuned engines and other changes, to maintain their competitiveness against a new challenger in the form of the Jaguar ’E’ Type.
Автомобиль с шасси #2869GT команды Pierre Noblet принял участие в легендарном Ле Мане 1961 года. Результат достоин уважения. В своём классе GT3,0 машина занимает третье место. И вдобавок третье место в абсолютном зачете.
Что интересно, в таком виде машина существует на сегодняшний день и очень даже на ходу.