1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti
Price Upon Request
- One of four triple-carburetor, long-nose, torque-tube, aluminum-bodied examples built
- Includes both three- and six-carburetor setups
- Matching-numbers chassis, engine, and gearbox
- Ferrari Classiche certified
Within the hierarchy of 275 GTBs, chassis no. 08497 occupies an interesting niche. It was built as a late-production model with the desirable long-nose bodywork and torque-tube driveshaft. It was also outfitted from new with the sought-after aluminum coachwork. Most who ordered aluminum bodywork were looking to use their cars in competition and also specified the six-carburetor setup. However, 08497 is one of only four alloy-bodied, torque-tube, long-nose 275 GTBs to retain the triple carburetor setup, making it far rarer than its six-carburetor, alloy-bodied siblings.
According to information provided by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis 08497 was completed by the factory on 12 April 1966 and departed Maranello less than a month later, yet would remain in its native Italy. Also fitted with full leather seats, the car was originally finished in Bianco Polo (20-W-152) over a Nero (VM 8500) interior and was delivered new to Fiorenzo Novali, a resident of Bergamo, through Crepaldi Auto S.a.S., the official Ferrari dealer in Milan. Registered on Italian plates BG 136914, the car remained with him for one year and was subsequently sold to Ettore Bonassoli of Torre Boldone. The car’s third owner was Alessandro de Beneditti of Turin and at that point, the car was re-registered in Turin on registration no. TO A 05345.
In April of 1973, chassis 08497 was imported to the U.S. and sold to August E. Weddle of Goldendale, Washington. Later sold to a Mr. Loomis in California, the car returned to Europe in 1989, when it was acquired by a gentleman in Geneva. After returning to its second home of Bergamo with a subsequent owner, the 275 GTB was sold to Joel Berg in Sweden and restored in blue metallic around 2006. In Berg’s ownership, the car was granted Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it is fully matching numbers throughout, including the original engine and gearbox. It was shown at the 2010 Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza and the next year was driven in the Coppa Milano-Sanremo Rally. In 2014, the car was sold to a significant collector based on the U.S. West Coast, who retains ownership to this day.
A bona-fide, blue-chip collectible, the Ferrari 275 GTB is arguably one of the most beautiful front-engine V-12 Ferraris ever built and a must-have for any serious collector. This example stands out from the rest due to its exceptionally rare build specification and would be an ideal example for entry to concours events as well as vintage rallies.