1967 Ferrari 275SOLD

GTB/4 Coupe

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB-4 When the 275 GTB was introduced in 1964, it boasted the first independent rear suspension for a passenger Ferrari and, with the 1966 launch of the 275 GTB-4 at the Paris Motor Show in October, its four-cam V-12 was the first dual overhead camshaft engine in a road-going Ferrari. A more overtly performance-oriented car than the Lusso, the 275 GTB strongly resembled the 250 GTO, however, it maintained a high level of creature comforts with full leather interior trim and quality carpeting, and was even available with electric windows. The first 275 GTBs had what is now referred to as “short-nose” bodies. It was soon discovered that these cars had a tendency to become somewhat unstable at high speeds, so Pininfarina altered the original design during production to lengthen front end resulting in the “long-nose” body. All of the GTB-4 models were built with this later body style. The engine of the 275 GTB-4 was high-revving with a dry-sump oil system and produced 20 additional horsepower over the two-cam model, delivering a sharper throttle response and even more power throughout the rev range. To assist in delivering this extra power to the road, a torque tube was fitted to join the engine and transaxle, thereby creating an improved weight distribution that in turn, reduced vibration and improved handling. The synchromesh in the transmission was also updated, provided another shifting. The GTB-4 was capable of achieving 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph. In 2004, Sports Car International named the 275 GTB-4 number seven on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s This 275 GTB-4, chassis 10147, was constructed at the Ferrari factory during July 1967. Originally finished in Rosso Chiaro – red – over a black interior fully upholstered in leather, the new Berlinetta was first delivered to the official Swiss Ferrari importer, SAVAP of Geneva. During its earliest days, 10147 reveled in the Alpine ranges before being exported to the US where it found a home with Nicholas Simpson of Sterling, Colorado. By 1974, Daniel Shannon of Loveland, Colorado, purchased the stunning Ferrari. Mr. Shannon had the engine and transaxle rebuilt. He also added new tires, clutch and pressure plate, and Borrani wire wheels. Ferrari enthusiast Joe Moch of Grand Rapids, Michigan, purchased 10147 and retained it until the Summer of 1977 where it was then sold to Mr. Bonchere, a successful restaurateur living in Chicago. In 1985 after a brief ownership by Jake Weaver of Mississippi, the car was restored by John Hadjuk of Motorkraft in Bensenville, Illinois. After its sojourn in the South, 10147 made its way to the Bay Area of California during the 1990's where it received meticulous car in the hands of two collectors. In 1997, the leading West Coast Ferrari restorer Patrick Ottis completely rebuilt the engine over a nine-month period at a cost of $30,000. The build incorporated JE forged pistons, a magnafluxed crankshaft, a new set of rod bearings, a Hastings ring set and heads massaged by Norman Racing, along with a comprehensive inspection and restoration of the intake system, carburetors, distributors, pumps, clutch and fuel system. Once assembled and broken in on a dynamometer, the engine was carefully detailed and matters of texture, fittings, and finish were addressed. During that time, other major components were repaired and restored as needed. The steering box, worm gear, tie rods, braking system and the front and rear suspension were addressed, with great attention to detail and authenticity paid throughout. After the extensive mechanical refurbishment was performed, Bruce Miller of Santa Fe, New Mexico, acquired the well-sorted four-cam. In August 2005, Mr. Miller proudly displayed his Ferrari at the exclusive Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California. The following year the car was sold to Steve Wolf. In all respects, this is an outstanding example of one of Ferrari's all-time great road cars. Not only has this GTB received cosmetic and mechanical attention as needed, it retains its classic factory-delivered color scheme, and is offered with a full history report, a set of Campagnolo allow wheels, a set of Borrani wire wheels, books, tools, and the Ferrari detail cloth. It is a rare treat to find a four cam in the superior condition of this gorgeous Ferrari. This is a fabulous car that is ready for show and road adventures. This Ferrari has been documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. -
Color: Red
Interior: Black Leather
Body Type: Coupe
Engine: V12
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Options: AM/FM, Leather Interior Surface

Reference Number 119775

as of 3/24/2011

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Car 1967 Ferrari 275
VIN 4174V 
Mileage 79,626 miles 
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