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At an event like the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, standing out among a sea of jewel-like machines isn’t the easiest task. But had a passerby counted this Ferrari’s louvres, he may have stopped to appreciate a race-winning car that has decades of history under its belt.

During the 1950s, any proper gentleman racer was driving a Ferrari 250 GT Competizione. They were produced in both Passo Corto and Passo Lungo wheelbases, 94.5 inches (2.4m) for the short wheelbase, and 102.3 inches (2.6m) for the other. It is believed that 91 racing cars were built in the long wheelbase we’re interested in here, all powered by the famous Colombo V12, coiled in a supremely delicate aluminum body. At the opposite of the luxury of the “standard” GT, the racing versions built by Zagato or Scaglietti were extreme: lightweight interiors, plexiglas windows, V12s free from mufflers...

This Is How A Ferrari 250GT Became Known By Its 14 Beautiful Louvres - Petrolicious
 
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