It must have been a good year in 1966 for Ferrari to build this glorious car.
The 275 GTB was considered the last of the classic Ferraris, as it brought welcome updates to the brilliant 250 series, yet it also managed to retain wonderful character and sense of occasion. The GTB was unveiled at the 1964 Paris Auto Show, alongside the drop-top 275 GTS, and it was clearly a worthy successor to the 250 series of cars that it replaced. It was designed and developed under the watchful eye of Enzo Ferrari himself. It featured gorgeous bodywork, which was arguably more attractive than the stunning 250 GT/L Lusso that it replaced, and incorporated a number of mechanical improvements that led to increased performance, making for Ferrari’s best grand tourer yet.
The car was fitted with a 3.3-liter version of Ferrari’s Colombo V-12, and to give it a lower center of gravity, the engine’s overall height was reduced. Additionally, this was the first Ferrari to be fitted with four-wheel independent suspension and a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle gearbox, which helped to improve its handling. It goes without saying that the 275 GTB’s performance figures were astonishing. A sprint from 0 to 60 mph would take just over six seconds, and the car would go on to achieve a top speed of 160 mph, leaving it capable of dispatching most modern cars on the freeway today. The design of the 275 GTB, which was penned by Pininfarina and handcrafted by Scaglietti, is truly timeless and just as striking as the car’s performance.
As is the case with many cars from Maranello, Ferrari adapted the 275 GTB over the course of its production run, and it received a handful of changes throughout its lifespan. The two most important changes were the introduction of the “long-nose” body style and the installation of a torque tube. The nose was lengthened on later cars in an effort to eliminate the undesirable high-speed lift characteristics of the earlier short-nose models. Additionally, a torque tube was added in early 1966 to improve the stability and durability of the drivetrain. By the time the 275 GTB/4 was introduced, all 275 GTBs were leaving the factory in long-nose configuration with torque tubes, making them the most desirable of the model series.
This car is listed for sale at the moment at a wallet crunching price of $3,150,000 USD. Absolutely no information on this car is provided other than the price and the phone number to contact the dealer. But, I guess if you are spending over three million dollars on a car, you are probably going to check it out first. Here is a link to the original eBay auction[photo_gallery_wp id=”12″]