Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ferrari 275 GTB/C makes $ 14.5m

Number six of twelve built, and one of eight with left-hand drive, this 1966 275 GTB/C Competizione is one of the finest Ferrari Berlinettas in existence. The marquee crossed the block at the Gooding Pebble Beach Auction in August 2017 for a whooping $14,520,000.

In 1953, Ferrari introduced the 250 series competition cars, which culminated in the car everybody wants and needs, the 250 GTO.
Ferrari’s type 275 GTB/C is the last single cam competition Berlinetta. These cars were specifically built for the 1966 racing season. The 12 examples were equipped with a unique lightweight chassis, special 250 LM-type engine, transaxle and paper-thin Scaglietti bodywork. Chassis 09051 participated in more than 20 races, winning its class numerous times.
The 3.3-liter V-12 engine had high-lift camshafts, 250 LM-type valves, special pistons, a redesigned crankshaft, and Weber 40 DFI/3 carburetors.
In 2013, 09051 had re-restoration of the bodywork, and a thorough mechanical rebuild. The car comes with an extensive history file.