Enzo Ferrari was always looking for an edge. Not satisfied with his company's international preeminence, he had his design team work with consultant Pininfarina to conduct a special study on aerodynamics in the months leading up to the 51st Salon de Automobile in 1964. This research led to the creation of the Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta. What Pininfarina came up with was a clean-looking front end, with headlights faired in beneath glass covers, and a spoiler lip on the rear, which became a trademark for Ferrari's sport and grand touring cars. Breaking with tradition, the 275 GTB was the first grand touring Ferrari to offer cast magnesium wheels instead of the traditional wire wheels. The car is powered by a 3.3-liter V12 with 320 hp, and has a claimed top speed of 165 mph. This car was purchased in 1996 by the current owner from its original owner, legendary movie producer and Ferrari collector Greg Garrison of Thousand Oaks, California. It is driven frequently on the highway and in high-speed events sponsored by the Ferrari Club of America.
The car was delivered to the current owner by Ferrari of North America as part of a multi-car transaction involving a 'one-off' special bodied 250 Ferrari that was owned by the Ferrari Factory.
The car received a minor cosmetic restoration in the late 1990s by the original owner. The current owner has maintained the car in a climate controlled environment since the purchase.
Sold for $1,485,000 at 2011 RM Sothebys. Sold for $3,300,000 at 2015 RM Sothebys. The 250 series of sports car had quickly become Ferrari's most successful early line. The model had made its debut on the circuit some three years before the first street car would be produced. This gap would provide more than enough time for the ant [Read More...]By Jeremy McMullen
Sold for $3,657,500 at 2015 RM Sothebys. One of the highest grossing films of 1966, a winner of three Oscars and widely considered one of the greatest motor racing films of all-time, Grand Prix was one of the most influential films in John Frankenheimer's film-making history. It was only fi [Read More...]By Jeremy McMullen
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the most powerful, and technically advanced of the production 275 GTBs. It differed from the earlier models by having dual overhead camshaft cylinder heads on each bank of cylinders, hence the GTB/4 designation. With six d [Read More...]
Ferrari 275 GTB/4 with chassis number 10103 is an All-Alloy, all original, Berlinetta with less than 8000 miles on the odometer. It was in the collection of a well-known Ferrari enthusiast for over twenty-years before being offered for sale at the 2 [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
Sold for $990,000 at 2006 RM Sothebys. Sold for $1,650,000 at 2010 RM Sothebys. The Ferrari 275 GTB was given a Tipo 226 V12 engine with twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. It was capable of developing as much horsepower as Ferrari's competition twin camshaft engines. The Tipo 226 engine had new quad-cam system with a d [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
Sold for $1,925,000 at 2008 RM Sothebys. The Ferrari 275 GTB was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in October of 1964 and was the successor of the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. It was fitted with a fully independent suspension, which was an important improvement to the road-going Ferrari cars an [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2009
Sold for $1,265,000 at 2010 RM Sothebys. This vehicle, chassis number 09501, was completed on January 30th of 1967 and sent to Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut in March 1967. A short time later, the car was on display at the 11th New York Auto Show held from April 1-9, 1967. [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011
Sold for $1,100,000 at 2011 Gooding & Company. Sold for $3,750,000 at 2014 RM Sothebys. There were 330 examples of the 275 GTB/4 four-cam examples built between 1966 and 1968. The car was completed at teh Maranello factory in June of 1967 and delivered the following month through the official Ferrari dealer in Rome, Motor S.a.s., to Ame [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2011
This three owner car has been stored for 39 of its 44 year history. It currently has 11,500 original miles and is one of the lowest mileage unrestored 275 4-Cams in existence. The car has original paint, chrome, interior, wheels and motor. The origin [Read More...]
The all-new 275GTB was launched by Ferrari at the Paris Auto Show in late-1964. It was the start of a whole new generation of Ferraris that would continue to offer the dual-purpose nature of the earlier cars, but with a bit more comfort and a few les [Read More...]
Sold for $3,877,500 at 2015 Gooding & Company. This car was delivered to Ferrari importer Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut, in January 1967, less than a year after its debut at the Paris Auto Salon. It was Ferrari's first twin-overhead cam road car and was visually almost indistinguishab [Read More...]
Enzo Ferrari introduced his revised Ferrari 275 GTB at the Paris Auto Salon in October of 1966. Not shown for many years, this is one of 15 alloy-bodied 275 GTB/4s built. A wedding gift from the Prince of Milan to a Swiss couple named Annexe, the car [Read More...]
Sold for $2,850,000 at 2014 RM Sothebys. This coupe is a European-specification 275 GTB/4 with a radio, instruments in kilometers, and power widows. The seats were specified to be two centimeters higher than standard. The car was delivered new by S.V.E.A. S.p.A., of Beri, to Officine Romana [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October of 1966, the 275 GTB/4 (or four-cam) was a substantially updated car, built by Sergio Scaglietti. It featured new bodywork and was the first Ferrari to not be offered with wire wheels. [Read More...]
The Ferrari 275 GTB series was launched at the 1964 Paris Auto Show and marked the beginning of an entirely new lineup of Ferrari road cars with more of an emphasis on aerodynamics, the 275 GTB. Designed by Pininfarina and built by Carrozzeria Scagli [Read More...]
Sold for $539,000 at 2004 RM Sothebys. The first Ferrari 275 GTB was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti in 1964 and was followed with an updated version launched at the 1965 Paris Auto Show. This long-nose edition had a lengthened and lowered nose, designed to reduce front-en [Read More...]
Ferrari's 275 model followed the all-conquering 250 series. It was the first road going Ferrari to carry independent rear suspension as well as a rear-mounted transaxle. The car became available in 1965 and the coupe and convertible wear completely u [Read More...]
Sold for $3,300,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company. This Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is an original example that spent three decades in static storage. The history traces back to February 11th of 1967 when Ferrari issued the certificate of origin. It is an early-production 'four-cam' model that was finished in [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | May 2015
A year earlier Ferrari introduced the 275 4-cam 3.3-liter V12 attached to a torque tube transmission. In one small move Ferrari eliminated the 'open' drive shaft between motor/5-speed gearbox and the rear end. It became, effectively, one unit and eli [Read More...]
Sold for $2,750,000 at 2016 Bonhams. This Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is one of just 331 examples produced before it was replaced by the 330 and 365 Series. It is a US-specification example with chassis type 596 and engine type 213 (226). It was number 203 in assembly sequence and wears Scagliett [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2016
The V12-engined 275 GT Berlinetta was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in 1964 and was followed by the more powerful GTB/4 with additional twin camshafts and six twin-choke Weber carburetors. The 275 GTB/4 was the last of the great front-engined Fe [Read More...]
During the late sixties, Ferraris road-oriented berlinettas split in terms of design from their race cars. After the 250 short wheelbase berlinetta, the dual purpose road / race Ferrari seemed gone. This new distinction motivated Ferrari to manufacture more civil road cars having impressive specification. The first example of this new trend was the 275 GTB.
The 275 GTB/GTS was debuted in October 1964 at the Paris Salon. It was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scagliettie. 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 designed to replace the 250 California. This version was more comfortable and more suited for touring. Around 200 examples of the GTS were created during its two year production.
Being light, powerful and strikingly beautiful, the 275 was a very successful car for Ferrari. It sold well, with around 1000 examples made, and, as an afterthought, scored victories in endurance racing after the 250 LM was denied homologation.
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.
In 1965, Ferrari created three examples of the 275 GTB for the purpose of endurance motor sport racing. The vehicles were dubbed the 275 GTB/C and outfitted with a light-weight aluminum body, air vents for the brakes, six carburetors, and a 320 horsepower engine, and a few other minor mechanical modifications.
In 1966 the 275 GTB was re-introduced with a four-cam version of the V12. Six Webber carburetors aided in delivering around 300 horsepower. To cope with the new power, the GTB/4 was given wider tires and a ZF limited-slip differential. The 4 in the name GTB/4 represented the twin camshafts per cylinder bank totaling four. This was the first quad-cam road-going Ferrari ever created. It was easily distinguished by its bulge in the hood. During its production run lasting until 1968, around 320 examples of the 275 GTB/4 were created.
The 275 P and P2 were purpose built to Capture the World Championship and in the process beat Ford. The 275 P was powered by a 3.3-liter powerplant; a 4 and 4.4 liter version were also used. These mid-engined, open-topped cars were comprised of many of the same components as the road-going versions. By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2008
Ferrari Classiche recently took delivery of one of the more interesting cars ever to leave the factory - a 275 GTB4 that originally belonged to legendary American star, Steve McQueen who took delivery...