In 1964 Ferrari unveiled the '275' following the huge success of the '250' series - entrusting Pininfarina to design its beautifully aggressive, and now legendary, bodywork. The 275 GTB, built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, was the last Pininfarina creation supervised by Pinin himself.
The 275 was ground-breaking as it was the first road car to feature independent rear suspension that used a double-wishbone and coil-spring set-up, (inspired by the 250LM) and also because it adopted a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle holding both the gearbox and differential in a single housing, a characteristic that helped improve weight distribution and a feature that characterised future generations of Ferrari’s front-engined road cars.
The V12 Colombo engine has a displacement of 3.3 Litres producing 300 bhp and with its ground breaking independent rear suspension and rear mounted five speed transaxle holding both the gearbox and differential in a single housing it delivers the power beautifully with a much better balance and weight distribution for a front engine road car.
Between the years 1964 and 1966 approximately 450 275 GTBs were produced, of which 215 featured the desirable long nose specification. The car we are pleased to offer is arguably the ultimate specification 275 GTB; a 1966 Longnose, Aluminium bodied car in Right Hand Drive, further refined by factory fitted 6 carburettors, upping power by 20 bhp over the standard 3 carburettor arrangement.
It is believed that just six RHD, Alloy bodied, 6 Carb 275 GTBs were ever built and of those six just two were delivered new to the U.K. This car is one of those two and was delivered by Maranello Concessionaires in January, 1966 to its first owner. Subsequently the car has had a number of notable Ferrari collectors cherishing it throughout its life and today is presented in stunning condition, reading just under 46,300 miles on its odometer. It has also been awarded Classiche Certification from the Ferrari factory, confirming its matching numbers engine and gearbox.
The car maintains a vast history file that includes copies of exchanges between the first owner and Maranello Concessionaires as well as the original sales invoice for the car. The file also contains a large number of MOT certificates and sundry invoices from various specialists for works carried out on the vehicle through the decades.
We are delighted to offer this very well-known and respected car to the market. It presents superbly and has been impeccably maintained by its handful of owners. Being a rare RHD, U.K. example specified with both the lighter alloy body and more powerful six-carburettor arrangement, this car represents the very rare opportunity to purchase what is surely one of the best examples of the 275 GTB ever produced. Please contact us now to find out more information or arrange a viewing.