THE QUEEN OF COOL.
This #Ferrari creation's name may sound like a complicated Wifi password. It's, in fact, one of the greatest cars ever.
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 may not have one of the most exotic names around. But bare with me when I say that this car represents something that goes way farther than simply being a legend in the automobile industry.
The McQueen Effect
The 275 is the 60's Ferrari that directly became a myth. The sports car represented way more than just a V12 on four wheels. It was a lifestyle.
It was bought by the coolest man on earth, the fearless, too-fast-to-catch, womaniser, Steve McQueen. The association cool car cool guy had a direct impact on the legend, and if movie star is now long gone, his car is still here. Obviously, the silver car you see in the picture is not his actual car, but with only 280 GTB/4's ever produced, we can assume that they are pretty similar. Same car, different colour.
Queen of cool
What we're dealin' with...
The 275 was the evolution of the already epic 250 GT line. Mounted with a 3.3l V12 in front, the GTB/4 is a rare Ferrari that is now considered as an investment. Not this one. This one gets driven. And it feels like the faster you go with it, the better it is. It just wants to be driven. The idea of garage princess is absolutely not applicable here. You also start to get all of the tiny quirks related to the car. Will the car start? Yes, no? Will the gearbox hold? The oil needs to be warm.
But even though this car is not perfect, it kind of is. The magic operates when you turn the key and listen to one of the most beautiful sounds of the universe. This is Ferrari's DNA. We are pretty sure that whenever they launch a new car, they take this sound as a benchmark. This car is the cement that holds the car passion together. We love cars because of creations like the 275. So if Drivetribe exists, it's probably also because of this car. Some even might consider it as the most beautiful Ferrari ever built. The proportions are perfect and the lines are timeless. This particular car was delivered new in Milan, IT in 1968. Still wearing its original spec the 275 was fully restored in 2010 and is a "matching numbers". Then, it was sold to its current owner in Switzerland in 1985. For more than 30 years, the car has been cherished and loved. But now, it is time for the legend to continue with a new owner.
When one 275 GTB/4 is not enough.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Perego Cars, situated in Switzerland, for giving me the opportunity to review and shoot this car.
Ferrari 275 GTB/4