<b>1966 Ferrari 275 GTS</b><br/>Chassis no. 08335<br />Engine no. 08335
Lot 81
Matching Numbers
Highly Original and Preserved Condition
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Ferrari Classiche Certified
Sold for US$ 1,550,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1966 Ferrari 275 GTS
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 08335
Engine no. 08335

3,286cc SOHC V-12 Engine
Triple Weber Carburetors
260 BHP at 7,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*Equipped with rare and desirable factory hard top
*Exceptionally well presented example with matching numbers engine
*Documented with build sheets and original purchase paperwork
*With first owner for several decades, and less than 35,000 miles from new
*Ferrari Classiche Certification in process


THE FERRARI 275 GTS

There had been open-top Ferrari road cars before the advent of the 250 series, but it was, chiefly, Pininfarina's offerings on the later chassis that established the convertible as a fixture of the Ferrari range. After the experimentation and variety which characterized the coachwork of the 250-series cars, the arrival of the 275 in 1964 brought with it bodywork being manufactured by Pininfarina themselves, with a considerably improved build quality. The chassis followed Ferrari's established practice, incorporating a multi-tubular frame tied together by oval main tubes, and for the first time on a road-going Ferrari there was independent rear suspension, this setup employing a double wishbone and coil-spring arrangement similar to that of the 250LM sports-racer. The adoption of a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle combining the now all-synchromesh gearbox and differential in a single unit helped improve weight distribution, and this feature would characterize future generations of front-engined Ferrari road cars.

By the mid 1960s, Ferrari's road cars were beginning to lose some of their rougher edges and take on a more luxurious mien. The 275GTS's interior is notable for its generously sized seats and wood veneer dashboard, the latter appearing for the first time in a Ferrari. Even the most sybaritic of customers, though, would acknowledge that the driving experience is the raison d'ętre of Ferrari ownership, and in this respect the 275GTS had lost none of its predecessors' aggressive charm. Car & Driver magazine had this to say: "Since the engine is heir to a V12 tradition that's gone on for almost twenty years, it's only natural that it should be the dominating factor in the car's personality, and that the whole car should have been developed around the engine and its own unique character. You can feel it as much as you can hear it. It has a taut, powerful rush of response that comes to you through the seat of your pants, through the steering wheel rim. The instant the clutch is engaged, the chassis takes on life and begins to move as a unit with the engine, it's an all-in-one-piece sensation that you normally feel only in racing cars, one that's unique to the Ferrari among normal passenger vehicles today."

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This beautiful late-production 275 GTS benefits from a concise and well-researched chain of ownership, including a documented 20-year period of care by the original owner. The GTS also enjoyed a ten-year period of ownership by a respected collector who commissioned much restoration care with the esteemed Paul Russell & Company.

Per the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, chassis no. 08335 is the 193rd of 200 examples built. While the chassis was sent to Pininfarina for Spider coachwork in early October 1965, the luxurious motorcar was not completed until 1966, after returning to the factory where chassis was officially finished in early March. 08335 is believed to have been fitted with the rarely optioned hard top from new.

According to an original dealer's invoice dated in late April 1966, the GTS was purchased new from German Ferrari agent Auto-Becker by Mortimer Rosenbaum, an enthusiast based in San Diego, California. As Mr. Rosenbaum explained in correspondence to a later owner, he retained possession of the beautiful Ferrari for 20 years while esteeming to keep it highly original, modifying only the brakes for improved power.

Acquired in 1986 by a California based collector, the spider was sold in 1990 to Walnut Creek Ferrari, where it remained until being purchased in early 1992 by Dennis Farrey of San Carlos, California. After bolstering the car's file by corresponding with Rosenbaum, Farrey sold the Ferrari later that year to Dr. Ervin "Bud" Lyon, the respected late collector from New Hampshire, at which point the odometer displayed 30,670 miles.

Lyon began submitting the Ferrari for service to Paul Russell & Co. in Massachusetts almost immediately, but in 1997 he opted for a comprehensive refurbishment. As detailed by numerous invoices, Paul Russell substantially restored the suspension, brakes, and other chassis elements, while partially rebuilding the original V-12 engine. The interior was trimmed in proper black leather, while the coachwork was refinished in the stunning factory shade of Azzuro Metallizat. In this exquisite state of presentation, the Ferrari was enjoyed at two driving events held in conjunction with the 1999 Cavallino Classic, the track event at Moroso Motorsports Park and the Classic Tour di Palm Beach.

In the early 2000s, Lyon sold 08335 to dealer Stephen Serio, who in turn retailed the car to Chris Lynch of Wayland, Massachusetts, by 2004. The Ferrari was then entrusted to Boston Sportscar over the next few years for any needed service while passing to Don Gaiter of nearby Weston by May 2011.

Still displaying the rewarding benefits of the expert restoration, this outstanding 275 GTS currently displays 34,763 miles, which are believed to reflect actual use. The car is thoroughly documented with factory build sheets, original purchase paperwork, former owners' correspondence, and a stack of invoices reflecting the work by Paul Russell. A Ferrari Classiche Red book application has also been submitted at the consignor's expense so that the next owner can obtain the highly-coveted Ferrari Classiche certification once processed. Offering the visceral appeal of open touring at vintage driving events - or running with the rare and desirable factory hard top fitted - this beautiful spider would complement any collection of sports cars or open grand tourers.
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