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April 24, 2014updated 11 Jan 2016 2:35pm

Ultra rare 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C goes to auction

By Spear's

The classic car find – the ninth of just twelve examples produced in the summer of ’66 – remains a fine specimen that has maintained its original Rosso Chiaro colour combination, Nero leather interior and drivetrain right up to today.

Currently valued somewhere in the region of between £3.5m and £4m, the model has been described as “perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind”.

It will be auctioned alongside 80 other high value autos at RM Auctions’ Monaco sale, taking place on May 10th.

Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Ferrari GTB/C
Ferrari 275 GTB/C

Producing 275 brake horsepower at 7,700 rpm, the 275 GTB/C followed hot on the heels of the iconic Ferrari 250 series. The 275 GTB/C boasted a new Tipo 213/Comp. engine and – as with the standard 275 – near perfect weight distribution, a super lightweight chassis and fully independent suspension in the front and rear.

Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Ferrari 275 GTB/C

A certificate of origin was issued for the car on August 16, 1966 and it is listed as being sold the same day to its first owner – a private company in Milan.

This model’s mint condition is in part due to little to no racing use in its early days, although it has since put in regular appearances on vintage tours and rallies such as 2004’s 275 Anniversary Tour.

A photograph of the car taking part in its first race – the Colle San Eusebio Hill Climb in Milan – featured in the 1968 to 1970 Ferrari Yearbook, under the section ‘The Privateers Who Win’. The lucky lad or lassie who snaps up this beauty in Monaco will no doubt be onto a winner too.

Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Ferrari 275 GTB/C

(Photos © Tom Wood 2014, Courtesy of RM Auctions)

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