Duemila Ruote

25-27 November 2016

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Lot 602

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy

  • Chassis no. 08311
  • Engine no. 08311

Sold for €3.416.000

Documents: Italian Libretto


305 bhp, 3,286 cc V-12 engine with six Weber dual-choke carburettors, five-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent suspension with upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, and tubular shocks, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm

  • The first of seven long-nose, six-carburettor, alloy body, torque tube 275 GTBs
  • Single-family ownership for 36 years
  • Matching numbers throughout
  • Recently serviced by marque specialists
  • An exceptional example in every regard


Although Ferrari’s 275 GTB was an incredible automobile by any regard, there was much that could be done to make it even more potent. With rolling changes during the model’s lifecycle, customers could select a number of options to enhance the performance of their new car, as was expected from high-end marques like Ferrari.

In the hierarchy of 275 GTBs, chassis number 08311 sits very near to the top of the totem pole. Graced with long-nose aluminium bodywork, six Weber carburettors, and in torque-tube specification, not only is this the very first example equipped as such, but it is the second 275 GTB to be fitted with a torque tube. Originally finished in Nero over Beige, it was delivered new to its native Italy to Carlo Bini of Florence on license plates FI 315850. The car passed through a handful of subsequent owners in Naples before it was acquired by an owner in Pero, Italy, before being sold to Barry Le Fave of Los Angeles, California, in 1973.

When it arrived in California, the car was still finished in its original combination, and as of 1975, was noted as having travelled just 31,000 kilometres. Later that year, it was refinished in red over black. Shortly thereafter, the car was sold back to Italy and registered in Padua on plates PD 622443. In 1980, the car was sold to its most recent owner and had remained in his custodianship ever since. Most recently, chassis number 08311 was sent to the Ferrari specialists at Toni Auto in Maranello. Within sight of the Ferrari factory, the 275 GTB/6C Alloy was serviced and returned to running condition. It remains ready to be enjoyed by its lucky new owner.

Following a tenure of 36 years in single ownership, the opportunity to acquire chassis 08311 simply cannot be understated. As one of only seven long-nose, alloy body, torque tube-equipped 275 GTBs, it provides noticeable and significant upgrades over the “standard” 275 GTB, already an exciting car to drive and enjoy. As the very first example to be equipped as such, just the second car fitted with a torque tube, and fully numbers matching, it is the clear highlight of the Duemila Ruote collection and would be a highlight of any Ferrari collection worldwide.





Motore V-12, 3286 cc, 305 Cv, con 6 carburatori Weber doppio corpo, cambio con sistema transaxle, manuale a 5 rapporti. Sospensioni indipendenti sulle 4 ruote, con doppio quadrilatero deformabile, molle elicoidali ed ammortizzatori idraulici telescopici, 4 freni a disco. Passo: 2400 mm

• La prima delle sette 275 GTB “muso lungo”, 6 carburatori, carrozzeria in alluminio e sistema transaxle prodotte
• Da 36 anni nella proprietà della stessa famiglia
• Tutti i numeri di riferimento assolutamente corretti

Sebbene già la Ferrari 275 GTB di serie fosse una vettura straordinaria sotto molti aspetti, si poteva fare ancora tanto per renderla ulteriormente più prestazionale. Con una serie continua di modifiche durante tutta il perido di produzione, i clienti potevano scegliere tra svariate opzioni per migliorare le prestazioni della loro nuova auto, come doveroso aspettarsi da un costruttore di alto livello come Ferrari.

In un’ipotetica classifica tra tutte le 275 GTB prodotte, quella con il numero di telaio 08311 è sicuramente da considerarsi al vertice. Beneficia, infatti, della carrozzeria a muso lungo in alluminio, dei sei carburatori Weber e della trasmissione con sistema transaxle; non solo, è stata la prima 275 GTB prodotta in questo allestimento e la sola seconda ad essere dotata del sistema transaxle. Originariamente verniciata in Nero con interni Beige, è stata consegnata a Firenze, a Carlo Bini, dove ha ricevuto la targa FI 315850. Dopo una serie di passaggi di proprietà nella zona di Napoli, è stata acquistata da un nuovo proprietario residente a Pero (Mi), prima di essere venduta, nel 1973, a Barry La Fave di Los Angeles, in California.

Al suo arrivo in California la macchina era ancora verniciata nella sua colorazione originale e ci sono prove che, nel 1975 avesse percorso in totale solo 31.000 chilometri. Alla fine di quell’anno, riverniciata in Rosso con interni Neri, è stata rivenduta in Italia, a Padova, e targata PD 622443. Nel 1980 la macchina viene acquistata dall’attuale proprietario. Recentemente la vettura con telaio 08311 è stata mandata dallo specialista Ferrari “Tony Auto” di Maranello. E’ proprio lì, vicino alla fabbrica che l’ha originariamente prodotta, che la 275 GTB/6C Alluminio è stata riportata in condizioni di perfetta efficienza. Rimane, ancora oggi, pronta a far divertire il suo fortunato, nuovo proprietario.

Proveniente da una singola proprietà durata 36 anni, l’opportunità di acquistare la vettura 08311 non può essere sottovalutata. Come una delle sole sette 275 GTB muso lungo prodotte con carrozzeria in alluminio e sistema transaxle, la macchina offre notevoli e significativi miglioramenti rispetto alla 275 GTB “di serie”, già di per sè una fantastica vettura da guidare e da possedere. Come prima vettura prodotta con questo allestimento, la seconda dotata del sistema transaxle, con tutti i numeri di riferimento perfettamente corrispondenti, la macchina è la sicura stella della collezione Duemila Ruote, pronta a diventare il pezzo più pregiato di qualsiasi collezione Ferrari a livello mondiale.

Addendum

Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue, this lot will now be offered with Italian Libretto.
Please note this lot is currently under an order of seizure, which will be removed following the sale. Upon receipt of payment from the buyer, RM Sotheby’s will liaise with the appointed administrator for release of the seizure, which is expected to take approximately 10 days. During this time, lots will remain onsite at the Fiera Milano and collection can be arranged after confirmation from RM that the seizure order has been lifted.
For lots with a current Italian libretto, please be aware that the PRA must remove the seizure order from its records before re-registration can take place in any country. This process is expected to take 6-8 weeks, during which lots may be transported to an EU destination but may not be exported.

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