This stunning 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB prototype is up for sale
Gooding & Company will be auctioning off this very special 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB prototype in January in Arizona at the Scottsdale sale and expect that car to sell from as little from $6 million to $8 million.
A lot of history
To find out why this rare gem will cost so much we need to peer into its history. The Ferrari 275 GTB prototype was a successor of the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and was the beginning of its kind.
It was many built for testing of the first GTB models and soon went on to be a development model for rally racing purposes. The little car went to compete in the 1966 Monte-Carlo Rally to prove itself where it was raced by Giorgio Pianta and Roberto Lippi.
Giorgio Pianta gave it high praise by saying, “I honestly can’t remember anything that wasn’t beautiful about that car. The braking was perfect, the tuning… even with all the experience I have now as a test driver of rally cars for Abarth, I couldn’t say what more they could have done!”
The history isn't the only thing that earns it a high price tag. The car was equipped with 3,285 CC V12 engine from a Tipo 213 SOHC that could produce 256 hp at 6,500 rpm.
With a top speed of 160 mph it could sure shift fast over any terrain. After not seeing the light for nearly 25 years you can expect it to be in almost peak condition as well.