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1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

Chassis number : 08603

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Sold for $2,750,000 at 2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
High bid of $2,200,000 at 2016 Mecum : Monterey. (did not sell)
Sold for $2,205,000 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
Sold for $1,985,000 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Over the course of its production run there would be approximately only about 58 examples of the long-nose, steel-bodied Ferrari 275GTBs ever made that sported the Weber triple-carburetors mated to the venerable 280hp, 3.3-liter Colombo V12. A successor to the incredible 250 series, the 275 sported a lower center of gravity, impressive acceleration and performance and a design by Pininfarina that was as classic as it was aggressive.

This particular chassis, 08603, would be just such an example of the rare long-nosed, steel-bodied 275GTBs. Produced late in the run, the car would have everything that was quintessentially Ferrari. Full leather seats, Rosso Rubino finish and that wonderful engine note from the V12, 08603 was an experience for the senses.

Following its production, the car would make its way to Luigi Chinetti's dealership on the east coast of the United States. Upon arrival, the car would be purchased by Mr. Cochran of Los Angeles.

The Ferrari would find its way to a new home in the mid-1970s. Leaving California, the 275GTB would venture to Oklahoma where it would become the property of Don Blenderman, a man who had also owned a Ferrari 250LM.

Throughout the 1970s the car would make its way back and forth between the west coast and the interior of the United States. At one point the car would be refinished with Borrani wheels and a Fly Yellow livery. Some mechanical work would take place toward the end of the decade before it left Texas and returned to California and became the property of one Rodolfo Junca de la Vega II. This was 1992 and the car retained its yellow finish and Borrani wheels.

Being a rare 275GTB, the car was an absolute shoe-in for vintage concours events. The car would make an appearance in the second Vintage Ferrari Concours event in Carmel Valley. This would be a successful endeavor as the car would receive 3rd in class. This would be just the beginning. Throughout the 1990s the car would make its presence known at a number of concours events. And, in 1994, the car would achieve First in Class at the Ferrari Club of America International Concours d'Elegance, held in Monterey, California. At that time the yellow livery had been replaced. Instead, the car would be returned to its more natural, original, state. It would be a wonderful sight as the car would return to its look it had when it first arrived on American shores some thirty years earlier.

Closely following the success at Monterey, 08603 would make its way overseas and would remain away for basically twenty years. The absence would only make the heart grow fonder. The original finish and Borrani wheels have remained. Its restoration may not be fresh but it remains an undeniably evocative example of the 275GTB. It is a friend returning home and it would seem it hasn't aged a day.

Crafted and sculpted by Scaglietti, penned by Pininfarina and bearing the heart and soul of Colombo's heart-thumping creation, this icon is not merely a worthy successor of the 250 series. It is its own legacy, its own institution.

Offered for sale as part of RM Auction's Scottsdale event, the grand 1966 Ferrari 275GTB, chassis 08603, would be drawing estimates ranging from between $2,750,000 and $3,500,000.

By Jeremy McMullen

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2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,200,000-USD $2,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,985,000

2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,200,000-USD $2,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,205,000

2016 Mecum : Monterey

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $2,200,000

2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,750,000-USD $3,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,750,000

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 275 GTB

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 09021
Sold for USD$2,676,459
  2022 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Long Nose
Chassis#: 08431
Sold for USD$2,640,000
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  
1966 FERRARI 275 GTB BY SCAGLIETTI
Chassis#: 08641
Sold for USD$2,733,433
  2021 RM Sothebys : Milan 2021
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose
Chassis#: 08863
Sold for USD$1,936,000
  2021 Gooding : Geared Online : Scottsdale Auction
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose
Chassis#: 08921
Sold for USD$3,080,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Geared Online
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08193
Sold for USD$1,656,745
  2020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, The European Summer Auction
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08603
Sold for USD$1,985,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08311
Sold for USD$3,254,404
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08729
Sold for USD$2,559,154
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08603
Sold for USD$2,205,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy
Chassis#: 08125
Sold for USD$2,530,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08111
Sold for USD$3,522,832
  2017 RM Sothebys : Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08431
Sold for USD$2,117,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB image  
1966 FERRARI 275 GTB
Chassis#: 08973
Sold for USD$1,732,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy
Chassis#: 08311
Sold for USD$3,655,120
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta
Chassis#: 08973
Sold for USD$2,319,271
  2016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08517
Sold for USD$3,960,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB berlinetta
Chassis#: 8407
Sold for USD$2,264,451
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08603
Sold for USD$2,750,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 08199
Sold for USD$3,253,600
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 

Ferrari 275 GTBs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti084972019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $2,900,000$3,500,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti081992018 RM Sothebys : London $2,000,000$2,200,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy081172017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ $2,900,000$3,200,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose086032016 Mecum : Monterey$2,200,000  
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Berlinetta08647GT2016 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $1,600,000$1,800,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose088692016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction $2,600,000$3,000,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 nez long8641GT2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $2,750,000$3,250,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long-Nose081432015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction $3,300,000$3,600,000
1966 FERRARI 275GTB LONG NOSE ALLOY BERLINETTA081552014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $2,250,000$2,500,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose087292014 Gooding & Company The Scottsdale Auction $1,800,000$2,000,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Berlinetta S/N 08143, Documented Factory Alloy Long Nose081432012 Mecum Monterey, CA   
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Berlinetta082552011 RM Auctions London$1,022,350$640,000$700,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long-Nose 2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $950,000$1,200,000
1966 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Berlinetta82552010 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $680,000$840,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$500,000$700,000$900,000
1966 FERRARI 275 GT COUPE080912001 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$230,000  

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1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Profiles

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 07197
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 7927
Engine #: 810/64
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08163
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08955
Engine #: 08955
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08697
Engine #: 0006
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 8057
Engine #: 8057
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08545
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 8349
Engine #: 8349
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08603
Engine #: 08603
Gearbox #: 645
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 10649
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08125
Engine #: 08125
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08431
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 08859