Evaluation: Matching numbers. The 137th of 200 built. Originally finished in Argento (silver) over black. Sold new in the US, reportedly with the hardtop (one of 20 made) included from new. Restored in 2017-18 by Motion Products. Original 3-carb setup included with the car. Good paint and chrome. Scratching on the windshield and window frames. Excellent interior. Very clean underneath. Well restored and lightly used. The color change isn’t ideal for collectability, but it’s hard not to think that the current combo doesn’t look better than the original silver over black.
Bottom Line: One of the more notable Ferraris in Scottsdale this year and certainly the most significant one at Bonhams, this 275 GTS sold at a fair, rational number even if it fell short of the estimate. On the one hand, it isn’t quite as it left Maranello in 1965, but on the other hand that very rare original hardtop makes up for a lot.