1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti

Chassis Num: 06701
Engine Num: 06701

In the beginning, Enzo Ferrari would have to be convinced providing a taste of the track for the street. The same reservation was felt when it came to providing customers competitive cars for the track as well. However, by the 1960s, Ferrari's mood w....[continue reading]

Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 06701 

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 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 | Oct 2006

Recent Vehicle Additions

Driven by the Greats: 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Leads RM Sotheby's Los Angeles Auction

Driven by the Greats: 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Leads RM Sotheby's Los Angeles Auction

FERRARI HEADLINES 40 ECLECTIC CARS OFFERED AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM RM Sothebys announces headline Ferrari entry for Petersen Automotive Museum Auction on 8 December Ferrari 290 M...
World's Rarest And Finest Ferraris To Go On Display At The Petersen

World's Rarest And Finest Ferraris To Go On Display At The Petersen

Seeing Red 70 Years of Ferrari will feature over a dozen Ferraris, all adorned in red, displayed in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery including a 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport, 1980 Ferrari 312 T5 and the...

Scuderia Ugolini: 1959 Formula One Season

While the name Ferrari is recognized the world-over, Ugolini, on the other hand, is only a name recognized by those very knowledgeable of motor racing and football. However, the name is nearly as vitally...
Looks, Rarity, Performance: The Ultimate Connoisseur's Ferrari at RM Monterey...

Looks, Rarity, Performance: The Ultimate Connoisseur's Ferrari at RM Monterey...

LOOKS, RARITY, PERFORMANCE THE ULTIMATE CONNOISSEURS FERRARI, 275 GTBC SPECIALE HEADLINES RM AUCTIONS FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE RM Auctions offers the first of only three 1964 Ferrari 275 G...
1959 12 Hours of Sebring: 12 Hours to Success

1959 12 Hours of Sebring: 12 Hours to Success

In 1961, Richie Ginther would join Giancarlo Baghetti, Willy Mairesse and Wolfgang von Trips to come away with a 2nd place overall finish in the 12 Hours of Sebring. Completing 208 laps, the Ferrari 250...

Ferrari Models

© 1998-2019. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

data-full-width-responsive="true">


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Conceptcarz Google+ Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2019 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.