1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy
Documents: Italian Libretto
- 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.
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.