1965 Ferrari 275 GTBSOLD

RM Auction: Ferrari - Legenda e Passione - Sunday, May 20, 2007

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Estimate: 450,000€-550,000€

605,000 € Sold

Specifications: 280 bhp 3,286 cc overhead cam V-12 engine with triple 40DC2/6 Weber carburetors, five-speed manual rear- mounted transaxle, four-wheel upper and lower wishbone coil spring independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and tubular steel frame. Wheelbase: 2,400mm (94.5")

By the mid 1960s it seemed Ferrari could do no wrong, winning on all fronts from sports car racing to Grands Prix. Ferrari ’ s dual purpose cars seemed equally unstoppable as the legendary 250 GT LWB “ Tour de France ” gave way to the marvelous 250 GT SWB Berlinetta – and led ultimately to the awe-inspiring 250 GTO in 1962.

Introduced in 1964, the new 275 GTB gave Ferrari a chance to incorporate all the best characteristics of this fabled bloodline. Many consider the resulting car to be the finest production Ferrari ever built, combining the thoroughbred mechanical pedigree of its road racing forebears with sufficient creature comforts to make the 275 GTB a superlative grand touring automobile.

Under the skin, the 275 GTB incorporated the best Ferrari chassis design, starting with the oval section tube backbone chassis. Front suspension was the traditional upper and lower wishbone design, but the rear incorporated a brand new fully independent suspension with a rear-mounted transaxle – leading edge design, even for Ferrari.

The engine was based on Ferrari ’ s race-proven Colombo overhead cam V-12, but a bore increase to 77mm lifted horsepower to 280 with the standard three-carb Weber setup. Torque was improved too, giving the car better acceleration from a standing start.

The coachwork was all new, a stunning Pininfarina design that evoked the graceful lines of the legendary 250 GTO. A long hood combined with a fastback rear body created a striking profile, while vents in the front fenders gave the car a muscular edge, and recalled the 250 GTO. Vents in the sail panels added to the effect and paid tribute to the 250 GT “ Tour de France ” berlinettas. A smoothly integrated rear spoiler – also clearly borrowed from the GTO – helped give the car a strong visual identity.

Although the 275 GTB was a car of many firsts, it was also the last car that could be considered a true coachbuilt road/race berlinetta in the great Ferrari tradition. Although most lived their lives on the streets, many led a dual life, winning on road courses and hill climbs on the weekend, while providing stylish and exciting transportation offered here is an exceptional example of the original version of the classic 275 GTB. Known as the “ short nose ” configuration to distinguish it from the later cars, it is also fitted with the original open propeller shaft design. Although the later cars ’ longer nose was intended to improve aerodynamics at very high speeds, many modern enthusiasts prefer the original Pininfarina design.

Chassis No. 06913 was delivered new to Switzerland in 1965 painted “ Nocciola ” with a beige leather interior. Now finished in red with beige leather interior, no expense has been spared in ensuring that it is presented in top condition – an example of which is the beautiful interior, recently fully restored by leading Modena based Ferrari specialist coach-trimmers, Luppi.

This car has resided in a very important Italian collectors stable for over eight years and is both cosmetically beautiful and road ready. Consequently, 06913 is fully suitable for competition in judged concours events – or for enjoying the thrill of touring in one of Ferrari ’ s last true road/race capable berlinettas.

Reference Number 8765

as of 4/19/2007

Overview
Car 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB
VIN 06913 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Beige 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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