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The Ferrari 735 LM: A Look Back at One of the Most Iconic Ferraris

The Ferrari 735 LM was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1955. It was the second raced Ferrari and was propelled by an inline-6 engine with a bigger displacement than the ones used in the Ferrari Monza race cars, designed by Aurelio Lampredi.

The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which Ferrari had won with the 375 Plus the year before, was the event for which the 735 LM was created.

Enzo Ferrari had fully believed that engine power could win at racing, hence the 735 LM with its new 4.4-liter engine, was built to outperform the rivals despite having inferior aerodynamics and antiquated braking technology. The 735 LM was the top performer in the 24 Hours practice run.

After 14 hours of racing in Le Mans, the 735 LM retired due to a transmission issue. It did, however, go on to triumph in a number of more events, including the 1955 Mille Miglia.

There were only four 735 LMs produced, and they are among the most expensive Ferraris ever produced.

There are currently only four surviving Ferrari 121 LM survivors. A five-year, nut-and-bolt restoration of the valiant racer was finished this year in Maranello. Ferrari Classiche has validated the 121 LM Spider, which still has its entire matching-numbers drivetrain.

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