Ferrari 330 LMB one-off finished

Ferrari 330 LMB one-off finished

A unique Ferrari has been converted from a 330 GT to 330 LMB specification by Bell Sport & Classic. The project was begun in 2010 by Ed Carter, an Essex-based enthusiast, who initially wanted a recreation of a Ferrari 250 SWB or GTO but was persuaded by Terry Hoyle to go the 330 LMB route.

Photos of chassis 4725, the sole original right-hand drive LMB, were used to create a new body on a 1964 330 GT donor car. Bob Smith of RS Panels made a buck and modified the chassis.

Unfortunately Ed Carter sadly died in a road accident in 2015, after which Bell Sport & Classic finished off the project. At this point, the wings and roof were attached but the door skins and dashboard had not yet been completed.

Ferrari 330 LMB

A team led by Elliot East and engineered by Attilio Romano reworked the body so that all the panels lined up exactly. Many parts were made from scratch, including window catches and fuel filler cap, and the body was painted in Rosso Corsa with racing roundels.

The engine is a Colombo V12 converted to LMB specification with six carbs and dry sumping. The camshafts, timing case and water pump are bespoke made for the car and the power output is 390hp. The limited slip differential was rebuilt, as were all suspension components, while a five-speed gearbox was sourced from a Swiss 330GT Mk2.

With a focus on usability, the cabin has a ‘Competition Lusso’ spec with a nod to comfort plus an aluminium gear lever turret made from scratch. Recently completed, the car will be seen at several shows over the coming months.

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