Ferrari was in the midst of its most dominant era of sports car racing during the mid-1960s. Designed as the replacement for the all-conquering 250 GTO, the 250 LM didn’t officially qualify as a production car; just 32 were made. That meant it had to run in the highest prototype classes for races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It won anyway. The car you’re looking at is hitting the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction, and it’s so utterly important to automotive history that people have spent whole swaths of their careers restoring it and researching its backstory, which involves heartache, fire, and an evil twin.