RM Sothebys | 26-Nov-2016 | Duemila Ruote | Venue : FIERA MILANO, Milano AutoClassica, SS. 33 del Sempione 28, 20017 Rho (MI)
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 602
Year : 1966
Engine Size : -
Chassis No. : # 08311
Engine No. : # 08311
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
Without Reserve
To be auctioned on Saturday, November 26, 2016

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.