The 275 GTB was Ferrari's first production car with four wheel independent suspension, and a 5-speed transaxle for improved weight distribution. A 3.3 liter V-12 producing 280 horsepower, 4 wheel disc brakes and a gorgeous Pinafarina body made this model an instant success.
This particular car is an early short nose version, with very low mileage. During a recent restoration by Andy Greene Sports & Vintage Race Cars LLC, it was discovered that the engine had never been apart since it left the factory forty years ago!
The mid 1950s ushered in the era of the dual purpose Ferrari. This was a vehicle that was suitable and capable of racing, but also docile enough to be driven on public roads. This trend continued into the 1960s, when cars like the 275 GTB/2 came to prominence.
Production began in 1964 with serial #06003. The 275 Model wears Pinin Farina-designed, Scaglietti-built coachwork. There are four variations of the model, depending on the length of the front of the coachwork and the number of engine camshafts. The GTB/2 is Ferrari's first attempt at employing four wheel independent suspension and a rear transaxle into a production car. All 235 built carried a 280 horsepower, 3.3 litre, twelve-cylinder engine.
The car shown, serial #07093, is a mostly original, low mileage, shortnose, two camshaft model. It was originally imported by Luigi Chinetti for Mark Hamilton of Cincinatti, Ohio in early 1965. The list price then was $11,250. It has recently been refinished in its original color of 'Argento Auteuil.'Also photographed at :