” Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October, 1966, the 275 GTB/4 is the last of Ferrari’s true dual-purpose sports cars. The Pininfarina-designed, Scaglietti-built coupe has a perfect blend of sensual beauty and brute strength that immediately tells the onlooker: this is a vehicle that goes as well as it looks. And, thanks to a continuously refined design, it’s literally a 165 MPH supercar that can drive straight off the race circuit and right down the boulevard. Approximately 330 of these highly sought Ferraris left the factory during their two year production run, immediately snatched up for both outstanding track capability and refined road manners. And today the 275 GTB/4, regarded as one of the last hand-built Ferrari V12 models, is especially prized for its chic 60s styling and revered Colombo motor. This 1967 GTB/4 is a freshly restored investment piece that’s suitable for exhibition at finer concours d’elegance and the world’s most discerning FCA events.
Ferrari’s storied 275 was a 2-seat, front-engine Gran Turismo sports coupe produced from 1964 to 1968. The car used a 3.3 liter Gioacchino Colombo-designed V12 for motivation, and introduced an integrated transmission and rear axle concept that’s now known as the transaxle. The 275’s Pininfarina-designed body was a graceful evolution of Ferrari’s 250 predecessor, yet strongly contrasted the firm’s replacement Daytona. And Sergio Pininfarina would go on record stating the 275’s resemblance to the Ferrari 250 GTO was anything but coincidence, as he and his design staff purposely looked to the all-conquering endurance racer when creating the GTB’s familiar berlinetta shape. Fast forward a couple of years, and three major steps spearheaded the development of this near-perfect 275 GTB/4. Early 275s were equipped with a ‘short nose’ which was promptly lengthened to improve high-speed stability, giving birth to the 275 GTB ‘long nose’. Many laps around the race track resulted in a torque tube being added at the start of 1966. And, just in time for the aforementioned Paris show, a four-cam version of Colombo’s 3.3 liter V12 was fitted with dry-sump lubrication and six 2-barrel Weber carburetors to achieve a potent 300 horsepower. ”
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