1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

RM Sotheby's Milan 2021
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
€2,255,000 ($2,733,060)
Sale Price
€2,000,000 - €2,500,000
Est. Range
15 June 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Cosmetic restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 08641; Engine no. 08641. Azzuro over black leather. 3286/240hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Ansa exhaust, Carello halogen headlights, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified.

Evaluation: First owned by movie director Roger Vadim Plemiannikov during his marriage to Jane Fonda. Sound but flawed repaint in the original color. Weak exterior and interior chrome trim. Sound upholstery. Orderly engine compartment but aged, dirty and never restored. An indifferent quality long nose, torque tube 275 GTB.

Bottom Line: The celebrity history paid off in a big way for this superficially restored Ferrari, a car that would struggle to bring $2M on its own but attracted a major premium for its association with Vadim and (pre-“Hanoi Jane”) Fonda.

by Rick Carey
1 July 2021
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