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.
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 09437
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 it in honor of Chinetti's North American Racing Team (NART).

The first of ten, it was one of two bodied in aluminum. This car was shipped to the U.S. in time for the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring. It was driven to a second in class by Denise McCluggage and Pinkie Rollo. The car was then repainted and delivered to the set of the 'The Thomas Crown Affair,' in Boston. It was driven by Faye Dunaway and admired by Steve McQueen who later bought one. After filming, #09437 was driven to Lime Rock Park for a Road & Track magazine cover feature, wherein it was described as 'the most satisfying sports car in the world.'
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 09635
Engine Num: 9635 GT
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 of California. The body and chassis were strengthened to increase structural rigidity and to prepare for the removal of the roof. A space was created beneath the bodywork for the top to disappear when not in use.

In the 1990s, the car was exported to Switzerland where it was maintained at Graber. During its stay, the gearbox was rebuilt by Ferrari specialist Checchin.
The car is in great condition and has been well maintained throughout its life. It has power windows, five-speed manual transaxle, and four-wheel independent double wishbone suspension with coil springs and tubular shock absorbers. The single overhead camshaft engine displaces 3285cc and produced 330 horsepower. It has an open carburetor arrangement with velocity stacks. Since new, the engine has been completely rebuilt by factory-authorized Ferrari dealer Foreign Cars International.

In 2007 the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California where it was estimated to sell for $1,000,000 - $1,300,00. Those estimates were proven accurate as the lot was sold for $1,320,000 including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 10709
Engine Num: 10709
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's predecessor, the 275 GTB, offered a spider variant, whereas the alternative to the 275 GTB/4 was a 330 GTS. As such, the N.A.R.T. Spider was a direct request from Luigi Chinetti. N.A.R.T., representing North American Racing Team, was one endurance racing's most successful team, with a banner campaigned by the likes of Rodriguez Brothers, Bob Grossman, Masten Gregory, Phil Hill, Jean Guichet, and many others.

In total, there were 10 examples built. This example was originally finished in Azzurro Metallizzato (Metallic Blue), and when Eddie picked the car up, it was also fitted with a chromed front grille guard, which it wears to this day.

After 10709 was delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York, Eddie took delivery in March 1968. By the 1980s, the car had been refinished in darker red/maroon metallic colors.

Eddie retained the car until his passing in 2007. Since then, the car has been stored and maintained in a purpose-built garage.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2014
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 9751
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. Named after his North American Racing Team, Chinetti hoped to sell many of them, but the timing was wrong, so only ten were made and sold - making it one of the rarest of all the street Ferraris.

This is the second Spyder to be finished and one of just two built with an alloy body; the others were all made of steel. The car was tested for the September 1967 issue of Road & Track, which concluded that it was 'The most satisfying sports car in the world.' Its current owner bought it in 1994 and he has driven it on many tours.
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 10691
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.

It was purchased by Donald W. Rose of New York in January of 1968. He kept it until the mid 1980s. It passed to another owner and then to Andrew Cohen. Noel Blanc of California was the cars next owner in 1990. It was sold to John J. Moores in 1990.

During the early 1990s the car was treated to a restoration by Junior's House of Color of California. The interior was restored by Tony Nancy.

It was shown at the Ferrari Club of Ammerica National Concours in Monterey in 1997. It was awarded a Vintage Ferrari Award. At the International Ferrari Concours in Monterey it won first in Class. In October of 1995 it was shown at the Newport Beach Concours where it won First in Class.

In 1995 it was shown at the Prego Saluta Ferrari di Maranello Concoros in San Diego. It was shown at the Rodeo Drive Concours in 1997.

In 1998 the car was sold at Christies Auction where it fetched $2,090,000.

Larry Carter became the next owner. He brought the car to the FCA International Concours in Monterey in August of 2004 where the car was awarded a Platinum Award. It was shown at the Cavallino Classic XV in 2006.

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
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