Before Audi, Porsche and Ford, Ferrari was the dominant force at the 24-Hours of Le Mans. One of the company’s first major international competition successes was when Luigi Chinetti teamed up with Peter Mitchell-Thomson to win the 1949 race driving a 166 MM Touring Barchetta. Ferrari won again in 1954 and 1958, then had a string of six wins from 1960-1965, with the last race win coming with a 250 LM. After 1965, Ferrari continued to enter cars like the 512 S. When 5.0-liter cars were outlawed in 1968, the 3.0-liter 312 P and 312 PB entered, but they were not winners. At the end of the 1973 season, Ferrari left sports car racing to focus on F1.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/06/ferrari-f40-lm-and-512-bb-at-retromobile