1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Enzo Ferrari selected his favorite venue, the Paris Salon, to introduce his new Berlinetta, the 275 GTB, in October of 1964. That same month, John Surtees was crowned Formula 1 World Driver's Champion at the final Grand Prix in Mexico, driving a Ferrari Type 158. The team also claimed the Constructors' Championship, the International GT Constructors' Championship, and the International Speed and Endurance Challenge. Despite the success, this was the year that the American automotive giant, Ford, began negotiations with Enzo Ferrari to buy his company. To Ford's humiliation, the bid failed and spawned the famous 'Ford vs. Ferrari.'

Competition cars introduced that year included the Type 512 powered by a horizontal twelve-cylinder engine. Newly introduced road-going cars included the 330 GT 2+2, 500 Superfast, and the 275 GTB.

Ferrari's racing program influenced the development of the 275 GTB including its innovative new chassis and fully independent suspension for the first time on a production road car. The suspension was comprised of independent A-arms, coil springs, and telescopic shocks. Another new racing-derived feature was the rear-mounted five-speed gearbox, independently supported from the chassis frame, which offered better weight distribution and superb handling.

Ferrari's P2 won the International GT Prototype Trophy and the World Speed and Endurance Challenge in 1965. It won the Targa Florio where it was driven by Nino Vaccarella and Lorenzo Bandini. The four-camshaft cylinder heads of the 275 P2 was designed by Mauro Forgheri and soon implemented on the road-going production cars.

The Ferrari 275 GTB was replaced by the 275 GTB4 Berlinetta which was introduced at the 1966 Paris Auto Salon. The main difference being the addition of a four overhead camshaft, two per bank, V12 engine. The new 275 GTB/4 engine was designated Type 226 and differed in several other ways to the 275 GTB's Type 213. It had dry-sump lubrication and the camshafts acted directly on the valves. It offered 300 horsepower at 8,000 RPM, an increase of 20 brake horsepower of the previous model, while maximum torque increased from 217 to 240 foot-pounds at 6,000 RPM. It had the same 3,286cc capacity, with a bore and stroke of 77mm x 58.8mm, with the sparking plugs sited between the camshafts. It had a bank of six Weber 40 DCN9, 17, or 18 carburetors, with a rear-of-the-engine mounted distributor ignition system. Just like the late series two camshaft models, the engine drove through a shaft in a torque tube to the five-speed transaxle, and then by drive shafts to the independently suspended rear wheels. The 2400mm wheelbase chassis, with factory reference numbers 596, were numbered in the odd chassis number road car sequence. Although its factory reference number differed from the two cam cars, the chassis was virtually identical, with the revised number due to differences in the drive train layout.

The only visually distinguishing feature of the 275 GTB/4 from its 275 GTB predecessor was the profile of the bonnet which had a shallow central bulge running from front to rear. Just like the two camshaft versions, Pininfarina designed the body while Scaglietti in Modena handling the construction, normally in steel with aluminum doors, boot lid, and bonnet. A few examples were fully clothed in lightweight aluminum. The stance was aggressive and the design was elegant, and the rounded contours added to the aerodynamic presence. Several visual cues were sourced from the all-conquering GTO race car including the integrated rear spoiler, side vents, a laid-back cockpit, Plexiglas-covered headlamps, and a long hood. The interior was simple yet elegant with a wraparound dashboard connected with the door panels. The driver gripped a three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel while sitting in the conservatively bolstered buck seat, without headrest. Catering to the needs and desires of its clients, the 275 GTB/4's interior could be customized as needed, with colors and trims that included yellow, blue, red, or black.

Like the 275 GTB, the 275 GTB/4 was available in right or left hand drive configuration. The standard alloy wheels had a ten-hole design, similar to the Ferrari sports racing cars of the period. Borrani wire wheels were optional.

European-spec models had unique rear light lenses that were different from those sent to the United States. The European versions had a central circular reflector and an orange upper section for the turn signal. The U.S. versions were red with a central horizontal rectangular reflector.

The 275 GTB remained in production until March 1968 with 330 (as many as 331) examples manufactured in the chassis number range 09007 to 11069. A new 275 GTB/4 cost between $16,000 and $17,000.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2020

Related Reading : Ferrari 275 History

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 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 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10469

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 ....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10051
Engine Num: 10051
Gearbox Num: 351

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10451
Engine Num: 10451

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10103

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09337

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10253

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

The 275 GTB/4 was the first Ferrari street car to use a four camshaft engine, which produced 300 horsepower from its 3.3-liter capacity.....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 275GTB09501

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. ....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10063
Engine Num: 10063

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09931

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10803
Engine Num: 226/10803

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10059

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10257
Engine Num: 10257

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10533

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.....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09865

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09677

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09489

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 ....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09737

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10325
Engine Num: 10325

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 09609

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....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10147
Engine Num: 10147

This Ferrari is chassis number 10147 and was completed by the factory in July of 1967. It left finished in Rosso Chiaro and trimmed in Nero Vaumol leather. it was approximately the 140th example built, and was distributed in September of 1967 to Soci....[continue reading]

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 10717
Engine Num: 10717

This Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta was purchased by Ferrari Mechanic Terry Myr in 1970. It currently is in original and unrestored condition except for a repaint in Grigio Mahmoud in the early 1970s. The interior is Saddle Tan leather and its current ....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 10103 
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Chassis #: 275GTB09501 
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Chassis #: 10063 
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Chassis #: 09931 
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Chassis #: 10803 
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Chassis #: 10059 
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Chassis #: 10533 
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Chassis #: 09865 
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Chassis #: 09677 
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Chassis #: 09737 
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Chassis #: 10325 
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#1#2#3Ferrari
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)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)700
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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