1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/NART news, pictures, specifications, and information
The 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder was available from a single American dealer, Luigi Chinetti, who had asked Ferrari to build a few Spyder versions of the 275 GTB/4. He bought them for approximately $8,000 apiece. NART stood for Chinetti's North American Racing Team. In a contemporary road test, Road & Track commended the Spyder as 'the most satisfying sports car in the world.' It was to be a custom run of 25 cars straight from Scaglietti, with just 10 built in 1967 and 1968, making this one of the rarest of all Ferraris. In the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair the Ferrari driven by Faye Dunaway was a NART Spyder and was referred to as 'one of those red Italian things.' Actor Steve McQueen was so captivated by the open car that he ordered his own from Chinetti.
In 1966, with the blessing of Enzo Ferrari, Luigi Chinetti created a new spider based on the Pinanfarina designed 275 GTB coupe for the American market. Chinetti collaborated with coach-builder Sergio Scaglietti and they produced this car, naming in [Read More...]
Sold for $1,320,000 at 2007 Gooding & Company
Conversions are not uncommon. This example left the factory in 1967 as a Berlinetta and carries chassis number 09635. In 1982 it was transformed to a NART Spyder while in the ownership of Paul Chamberlain. The work was handled by Richard Straman o [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008
Sold for $27,500,000 at 2013 RM Auctions
Eddie Smith Sr., known by his friends and family as 'George', purchased chassis number 10709 from new. Luigi Chinetti, the legendary Ferrari importer, called Mr. Smith informing him that Mr. Enzo Ferrari had agreed to build some spiders. The four-cam [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2014
The Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyders were specially built for Luigi Chinetti, the Ferrari importer for the United States. Chinetti convinced Enzo Ferrari to build a whole series of these special NART Spyders as an alternative to the luxurious 330 GTS. [Read More...]
Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spyder with chassis number 10691 is the seventh of ten constructed. It is a left hand drive vehicle. [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2007
The Ferrari 275 GTB replaced the very popular and successful 250 GT. The lessons-learned on the racing circuit went in to building the Ferrari 275. It was Ferrari's first fully independent suspension Gran Turismo, similar to their racing program, with a rear-mounted transaxle. The result was a better balanced car that offered performance and luxury.
Production began in 1965; two years later it received an increase in power thanks to the dry sump, 6-Weber, dual overhead camshaft engine, resulting in the 3.3-liter V12 275 GTB/4.
Pininfarina had created the design for the long-nose fastback Berlinetta incorporating a traditional Ferrari oval grille, abrupt tail, and voluptuous fenders. The design echoed the cars performance, sophistication and style.
Luigi Chinetti, the United States importer and famed LeMans-winning driver, encouraged Ferrari to produce a Spyder version of the Berlinettas for the US Market. The 250 GT California, a Spyder version of the 250 GT, had been the earliest example of Chinetti's requests. Later, the four-cam 275 GTB/4 was given a Spyder body with construction work handled by Sergio Scaglietti. At this point in history, the 365 California Spyder was already in production; to avoid confusion, the 275-based Spyder's were dubbed 'NART Spyders.' The name NART, short for North American Racing Team, was in recognition of the team's racing success.
Only ten examples of the 275 GTS/4 NART Spyders were originally built.
The 275 GTB/GTS was debuted in October 1964 at the Paris Salon. It was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. The 275 GTB was based on the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusson and the 250 GTO. The GTS version drew styling from the 330 GT 2+2. Production continued through 1966.
The fastback Berlinetta coupe was the GTB series. This version was meant for driving on the road and at the track. The Open spyder was the GTS series. This version was more comfortable and more suited for touring.
By moving the transmission to rear of the car, better weight distribution was achieved. The engine used was a Colombo-derived V-12 engine that produced 260 horsepower in the GTS and 280 horsepower in the GTB. With the GTB version, an option was given to the buyer to purchase the vehicle with three or six Weber carburetors.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2014
Recent Vehicle Additions
|The last Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider headlines RM's star-studded Monaco sale|
|• RM Sotheby's offers the 'last of the line' Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider at its Monaco sale, 14 May, during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend
• The only NART Spider sold new in Europe, and the third-to-last 275-series Ferrari built, chassis no. 11057 is set to be one of the most valuable automobiles offered at auction in 2016
• Additional highlights for RM's exclusive, biennial Monaco auction include rare endurance racers such as a Peugeot 908 Le Mans Prototype and a road-going Por...[Read more...]|
|One of the World's Most Valuable, Single-Owner Ferraris to be Sold to Aid Charitable Causes|
|• RM Auctions offers stunning Ferrari 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T Spyder at its Monterey, California, sale, August 16–17 during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance week
• One of the most desirable road going Ferraris built, and one of only 10 cars produced; sale proceeds to be donated to charitable foundation
• Chassis 10709 has been in the same family's ownership from new
• Frequently updated list of entries for RM's flagship Monterey auction available online at rmauctions.com
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|2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show|
|PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday.
The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this ...[Read more...]|
|Celebrity Owned 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso Set to Take Center Stage at Russo and Steele Monterey 2015!|
|Scottsdale, Arizona (April 15, 2015) – By the early 1960s, Ferrari's racing and street cars began to diverge in basic essence, with the Scuderia's competition cars quickly becoming more specialized and the road cars reflecting the growing demand among Ferrari buyers for more comfort and luxury. Debuted at Paris in 1962, the Grand Touring-oriented 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso of 1963-64 was quite similar in appearance to the outgoing 250 GT SWB (short wheelbase) Berlinettas of 1959-62, but outf...[Read more...]|
|Postwar Ferrari Named Best of Show at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance|
| ||1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe Named 'Best of Show'
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2014) -- Excited cheers echoed across the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday when a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named Best of Show at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, was the first postwar car to take the top award at the prestigious event in nearly five decades. It was also the first Ferrari to win.
|REVERED FERRARI 250 LM LEADS SUPERLATIVE ROSTER OF ITALIAN SPORTS CARS AT RM'S FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE|
|· RM Auctions announces a legendary 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti as the latest multi-million-dollar highlight for its flagship Monterey sale, August 15–16 in California
· 250 LM leads a superb roster of no less than 26 Ferraris at RM's two-day sale; additional new entries include a 1953 250 Europa and a 1963 400 SA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico Series II
· RM joins in Maserati's 100th anniversary celebrations, presenting no less than four examples from the luxury Italian ma...[Read more...]|
|63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Names 1934 Packard 'Best of Show'|
|The competition showcased 248 cars, including 48 from abroad
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 18, 2013) -- A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show at the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. The event showcased 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries and raised $1,277,007 for charity.
'This Pack...[Read more...]|