1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C

Engine No. 06785
Rétromobile 2020 - Artcurial
Friday, 7 February 2020
$2,676,180 (€2,502,800)
Sale Price
7 February 2020
Sold Date
Lot Number
Competition Restoration
Auction House
Chassis No. 06785, Engine No. 06785. Red over black leather. No bumpers. 3286-cc, 280-hp V-12. 5-speed manual. Triple Weber carburetors, silver-painted, outside-laced Borrani wire wheels. Dunlop Racing tires, alternator, and fire system.

Evaluation: Competition restoration | Class winner at the 1966 Monza 1000km, originally delivered with six-carb intake. Good clearcoat repaint and upholstery. Clear gauges. Marelli ignition modules mounted over the ­passenger’s feet. Orderly but aged engine compartment and chassis. Fake yellow wrapped fuel lines. Rust blisters above the left rear wheel and a small crack in the front of the passenger’s door. Prepared and set up for high-speed events and carefully preserved, down to some of its period bumps and dings from racing outings.

Bottom Line: With a history of over 40 competition events, this is a well-raced 275 GTB but not an important one. Its careful preservation weighs in its favor, but this is a generous result.

by Hagerty Insider
7 February 2020
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