|Ferrari built just three of the 275 GTB/C Speciales, each with lightweight aluminium bodywork and a 316bhp 3.2-litre V12 engine. As the first Ferrari with an independent rear suspension and a transaxle gearbox, it was a major improvement over the outgoing 250-series and an evolution of the front-engined 250 GTO. Completed in April 1965, chassis 06701 was the first of the three 275 GTB/C Speciales built. It was hand built, as were the two cars that followed.|
|Chassis 06701 brought $28.4m at RM Sotheby's in 2014. Only chassis 06885 would see competitive action. Although its racing career was brief, 06885 quickly proved the potency of the Speciales.|
|One of the most coveted cars in the world lost its owner when millionaire Preston Henn, a South Florida flea-market magnate, died at age 86. His 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale may well be one of the world’s most valuable cars, provided it finds its way to the auction block.|
With six carburetors, the car produced 330 horsepower.
|A very few of these machines were built for racing and stamped with a 'C' for 'Competizione' — and 'Speciale'. The "special" 275 GTBs had thinner body panels that trimmed 300 pounds.|