Legendary Sports Cars  

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti

Sold for $3,158,750  on September 8, 2014 

280 hp, 3,286 cc V-12 engine with triple Weber dual-choke carburettors, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, and tubular shocks, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm

One of only 60 alloy 275 GTBs built
Formerly owned by Don Orosco and Alex Cord
Fully restored, with only 13 kilometres since completion
Matching-numbers example
Comes with user manual and spare parts catalogue

The 275 GTB was truly the most cutting-edge road going Ferrari money could buy at the time of its unveiling. Under the bonnet was a 3.3-litre V-12 which was similar to the unit found in the ground-breaking 250 LM racer. In order to improve handling, engineers reduced the overall height of the engine, which lowered its centre of gravity. At the same time, this would be the first road going Ferrari to feature a four-wheel independent suspension and a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle gearbox, which helped to improve the carís weight distribution. This new dual-purpose sports car was truly a jack of all trades. Its performance, coupled with a luxurious interior with a spacious boot, made the 275 GTB one of the greatest dual-purpose Ferraris ever built, as it was a car that was equally suitable for road or competition use and one that was ideal for the individual looking to use the car in both respects.