Ferrari 275 GTB zaprezentowano po raz pierwszy w 1964 roku na paryskim salonie, wraz z wersją 275 GTS. Pomimo, że coupe i cabrio łączyła identyczna stalowa rurowa rama nadwozia, niezależne zawieszenie, pięciobiegowa manualna skrzynia i 3,3-litrowe Colombo V-12, wyglądały diametralnie inaczej. GTB o nieco bardziej sportowym charakterze, stworzone zostało w Carrozzeria Scaglietti, podczas gdy GTS zbudowany był przez studio Pininfarina. Silnik w 275 GTB generował o 20 KM więcej niż w GTS i osiągał 280 koni mechanicznych. Zaledwie po roku Ferrari 275 GTB doczekało się drugiej serii z charakterystycznym dłuższym nosem, który wspierać miał aerodynamikę samochodu, zwiększając jego docisk do podłoża przy dużych prędkościach. Pomimo technicznych ulepszeń, wielu entuzjastów marki woli jednak pierwotną wersję, za czystość designu i proporcje. Jeden z 250 egzemplarzy pierwszej serii zaprezentowany zostanie wkrótce na aukcji w Paryżu. Wykończone w pięknej i rzadko spotkanej kombinacji kolorów Verde Pino z beżowym skórzanym wnętrzem oraz certyfikatem wydanym przez Ferrari Classiche, wycenione zostało na 1,8 – 2,2 mln euro (ok. 7,7 – 9,5 mln złotych). Sprzedane za 1 932 000 euro.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti
Chassis no. 07341
Engine no. 07341
Gearbox no. 258
€1.800.000 – €2.200.000
To be auctioned on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
280 bhp, 3,286 cc SOHC V-12 engine with triple Weber 40 DCZ6 carburettors, five-speed manual transaxle, fully independent coil-spring suspension with upper and lower wishbones, Koni tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.
Ferrari Classiche certified
Retains its original engine and gearbox
Presented in its original colours of Verde Pino over Beige
A pair of new Ferraris broke cover at the 1964 Paris Salon: the 275 GTB and 275 GTS. Although both cars boasted identical welded steel tubular flame chassis with fully independent suspension, five-speed manual transaxles, and 3.3-litre Colombo V-12s, the similarities ended there. Both cars looked drastically different, with the GTB’s bodywork being crafted by Scaglietti, and the GTS coachwork built by Pininfarina. The engine in the 275 GTB was rated at 280 brake horsepower, while the 275 GTS’ engine had an output of 260 brake horsepower.
While the 275 GTS was meant to be an open-top grand tourer, the 275 GTB was slightly sportier in nature. Although still an ideal grand tourer, customers could equip their cars with a handful of performance options, including three or six Weber carburettors or steel or aluminium bodywork. Campagnolo alloy wheels were standard, but Borrani wire wheels remained as a popular optional extra.
Just one year after the initial debut of the 275 GTB, a second-series example was premiered with a slightly longer nose, a modification intended to help aid aerodynamic downforce at high speed. Despite the technical improvements, many enthusiasts prefer the first-series car’s proportions and purity of design, and early short-nose examples remain highly sought after by collectors, with only approximately 250 examples built.
Originally delivered to the official Ferrari dealer Rugico of Madrid, Spain, in 1965, chassis number 07341 was born as a short-nose 275 GTB, finished in the lovely and seldom-seen colour combination of Verde Pino (106-G-30) over a Beige (VM 3218) Connolly leather interior. By 1966, the car had been sold to a resident of Switzerland and was registered on Swiss license plates ‘GE 57243’, according to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. It returned back to the factory on 6 May 1966, where it was serviced and its odometer was recorded as showing 10,755 kilometres from new.
While the majority of the car’s early history remains unknown, it was acquired by Joaquim Folch of Barcelona, Spain, in August of 1989. By this time, the 275 GTB had been refinished in red with a yellow stripe and was pictured in the book Collector’s Garage wearing this livery. The car remained in his ownership until at least 2006, when it was certified by Ferrari Classiche; shortly thereafter, the yellow stripe was removed and the car was repainted red throughout. After leaving Folch’s ownership, the car was sold to the United Kingdom, where it was returned to its original colour combination. The car is accompanied by a file that includes its certification binder from Ferrari Classiche, as well as a handful of service invoices from DK Engineering and Joe Macari.
One of Ferrari’s most beloved designs, the 275 GTB was perhaps the quintessential high-performance, grand touring car of the 1960s. Today, a well-maintained 275 GTB remains a staple of any world-class Ferrari collection. This particular example, presented in its original colours, with its original drivetrain, and boasting Classiche certification to its name, would be a splendid addition to any collection.