Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1967 – USA

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 charakteryzowała 300-konna jednostka V12 z czterema wałkami rozrządu i po raz pierwszy w Ferrari – układ transaxle oraz niezależne zawieszenie tylnej osi. Można się zakochać w jego technicznym wyrafinowaniu, choć jeszcze łatwiej w sylwetce i prezencji. To piękno w czystej postaci, projekt studio Pininfarina ręcznie uformowany przez włoskich mistrzów Carrozzerria Scaglietti. Prezentowany egzemplarz w oryginalnym kolorze Verde Pino przeszedł kompletną renowację w latach 90-tych. Zachowane w perfekcyjnym stanie technicznym i wizualnym, czekać na nowego nabywcę będzie podczas aukcji towarzyszącej konkursowi elegancji w Greenwich. Szacowana wartość Ferrari: ok. 11 – 13 mln PLN.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23513/lot/101/

Lot 101
Rare original color scheme, in the current ownership for four decades
1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4

US$ 2.9 million – 3.2 million
PLN 11 million – 13 million

GREENWICH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AUCTION
5 Jun 2016, starting at 12:00 EDT

Rare original color scheme, in the current ownership for four decades
1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4
Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 10413
Engine no. 10413

3,286cc DOHC V12 Engine
300bhp at 8000rpm
6 Weber Carburetors
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Documented by marque expert Marcel Massini
*Three owners from new, over 40 years with current ownership
*Fetching original Verde Pino over Nero colors scheme
*A New York car since 1970
*Meticulously maintained

THE FERRARI 275 GTB/4

If the lovely 250 GT Lusso was perhaps too pretty and feminine in the eyes of many Ferrari cognoscenti, its successor, the 275 GTB, was another story altogether. Its Colombo-designed “short-block” 60-degree V12 now displaced 3.3 liters, with a 77mm cylinder bore and a 58.8mm stroke. First in SOHC form and soon afterward a four-cam version known to the world as the 275 GTB/4, this was about as masculine and tough-looking an automobile as one could ask for. Its tightly-wound and aerodynamic skin was styled by Pininfarina and hammered out of steel sheet by the craftsmen at Sergio Scaglietti’s Carrozzerria. Inhaling through an even half-dozen big Weber 40 DCN 17 twin-choke downdraft carburetors, this dry-sumped two-valve four-cam model pumped out a robust 300bhp at 8000 rpm, which it happily would spin to all day long, producing a wondrous shriek from its quad-tipped exhaust system. A torque tube fed that prodigious output through a single dry-plate clutch to a beefy five-speed manual transaxle with Porsche synchronizers. The driver could stir the gears through Ferrari’s traditional chrome-plated shift gate. Suspension was by upper and lower wishbone coil-spring independent suspension at all four corners, a first for the breed. Big front and rear disc brakes hid behind handsome light-alloy ventilated knock-off disc wheels of 14-inch diameter, fitted for the first time as standard equipment; traditional Borrani wires were available as an option. The 275 GTB/4 was a tremendous performer, capable of a 5.5-second sprint to 60mph, and a standing quarter-mile in a blistering 14 seconds flat, figures that impress today. It could loaf along at an easy 125 mph, and its long-legged fifth gear placed a real 160 within reach. Contemporary reviews were overwhelmingly enthusiastic.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 275 GTB/4 is one of just 331 examples produced before it was replaced in the Ferrari lineup by the 330 and 365 series. A report by marque expert Marcel Massini reveals that chassis 10413 is a European-specification GTB/4 coupe, chassis type 596, engine type 213 (226). It was number 218 in assembly sequence, and carried Scaglietti body number 220. The chassis was sent to Carrozzeria Scaglietti in June of 1967 and it was delivered new to official Ferrari dealer Motor S.p.A. de Carla Allegretti e C. in Rome, Italy in September of the same year.

The car was finished in Verde Pino with a Nero (VM 8500) leather interior. Its fully-instrumented dashboard is framed by a beautiful wood-rimmed, alloy-framed steering wheel. The Ferrari was factory-equipped with a speedometer marked in kilometers and a set of five 14 x 7-inch chromed wire wheels with proper three-eared knock-off hubs to which were fitted a set of Dunlop 205 x 14-inch tires. According to marque expert Marcel Massini, this car was only with its first own briefly as it appeared for sale with Italian dealer Dino Armando Genghini in Milan, Italy in 1969. Purchased from Genghini by a Long Island, New York resident, the Ferrari came stateside in about 1970s.

The present owner acquired the Ferrari in the mid-1970s after seeing it advertised in The New York Times classified section. When purchased the Ferrari had an early 1970s repaint in Cadillac Fire Mist Green, but the sleek coupe still carried plenty of presence and the new owner and his brother enjoyed quite a few spirited drives. Driven as one would what was, at least then, just an old, used Ferrari, a numerous spirited drives in the early 1980s necessitated some engine work, sidelining the car for service. Stripped and repainted red, the engine was sent out to be rebuilt. The Connecticut-based shop initially tasked with the job spent years working on the big twelve, but it wouldn’t really get running again until the later part of the 1980s when it was brought to the famed White Plains, New York shop Dominick’s European Car Repair.

Sparingly used, the car would begin a regiment of careful and meticulous maintenance at Ferrari of Atlanta starting in 1993. Receipts on file dating back to 1995 evidence the service or rebuilding of virtually every element of the big Colombo V12, brakes, suspension, and the rest of the drivetrain. The Ferrari of Atlanta rebuild, completed in 1996 at a cost of close to $30,000 – combined with a repaint back to the original Verde Pino color scheme by Beau Brickell returned the car to its prior glory. Further receipts detail the detail the retrimming of the interior in 2002, the complete rebuild of the suspension and brakes to factory specifications along with the fitment of a custom-made stainless steel Scuderia exhaust system in 2010, and go right up to the most recent invoice from Miller Motor Cars for nearly $19,000 for annual service and other maintenance completed in March of this year. In total nearly $140,000 in invoices speak to the meticulous attention paid to this Ferrari—and that is only the total of the invoices on record, a listing that is understood to be incomplete.

The near-fanatical eye for mechanical perfection was evident in a recent drive. Starting easily and settling to a melodic burble, the Ferrari ran through its paces with ease, powering onto the highway and achieving the breakneck speeds Ferraris are known for with grace but without even breaking into a sweat. Remaining flat in the corners and braking with assertion, the over-$30,000 spent on the suspension and brakes was clearly put to good use. If the pure enjoyment of a well dialed-in, Colombo-powered Ferrari—combined with the operatic aria of 12 cylinders all singing in tune—like this one isn’t enough to put an irrepressible smile on your face and set your heart racing then you may wish to check and see if you still have a pulse.

With continuous New York ownership virtually since new, and in the care of a single keeper for the last four decades, this fetchingly hued 275 is something special. Ferraris of this type come to market quite infrequently with this tenure of ownership, in such stellar tune almost never, and this gorgeous GTB/4 represents a rare opportunity for a serious collector of the marque. Supplied with a comprehensive folio of service invoices, photos of the Ferrari of Atlanta restoration work and repaint, plus a Massini report, this classic Ferrari is perfect for high-speed vintage rallies and tours, and awaits its next fortunate owner.