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1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART

The Ferrari 275 GTB replaced the very popular and successful 250 GT. The lessons learned on the racing circuit went into building the Ferrari 275 and 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 car's 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 and only available through the American dealer, Luigi Chinetti, who acquired them for approximately $8,000 a piece. A custom run of 25 cars was initially intended from Scaglietti, but just ten examples were constructed in 1967 and 1968. In a contemporary road test, Road & Track commended the Spyder as 'the most satisfying sports car in the world.'

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.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2014

Related Reading : Ferrari 275 History

During the late 1950s, 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 specifications. The first example of this new trend was the 275 GTB. The 275 GTBGTS was debuted in October....
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1967 Vehicle Profiles

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART vehicle information

Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09437

In 1966, with the blessing of Enzo Ferrari, Luigi Chinetti created a new spider based on the Pininfarina designed 275 GTB coupe for the American market. Chinetti collaborated with coach-builder Sergio Scaglietti and they produced this car, naming it ....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART vehicle information

Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09635
Engine Num: 9635 GT

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART vehicle information

Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10709
Engine Num: 10709

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART vehicle information

Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09751

In 1966, Ferrari introduced the 275 GTB/4, the first street Ferrari with a twin overhead camshaft V12 engine, adding more horsepower to the 275 GTB. The same year, Luigi Chinetti, the Ferrari importer for the United States, convinced Enzo Ferrari to ....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART vehicle information

Spyder
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. ....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART vehicle information

Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10749

To meet the demand for a successor to the 250 GT Spyder California, Luigi Chinetti, Ferrari's distributor in North America, ordered a series of Spyders based on the 275 GTB/4 Berlinettas from Scaglietti. The Ferrari factory approved 10 cars; the resu....[continue reading]

Spyder by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 09437 
Spyder by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 09635 
Spyder by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 10709 
Spyder by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 09751 
Spyder by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 10691 
Spyder by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 10749 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

275 GTB/4 NART Spyder

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
10
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 200.52 CID., 300.00hp
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 200.52 CID., 300.00hp

Industry Production

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1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)850
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)850
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)850
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)706
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)706
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)706
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Volkswagen (1,174,687)Toyota (1,068,321)
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)

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