1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Alloy Berlinetta
Gooding & Company's latest online sale brings in $16.1M
Monday, 3 May - Friday, 7 May 2021
Sale Price
$3,750,000 - $4,500,000
Est. Range
7 May 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 10025. Red over beige leather. 3286/300hp, six Webers, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels (three-ear Borrani wire wheels included), Michelin XWX tires, outside fuel filler, manuals, tool roll, jack, alloy body. Engine internal number 1668.

Evaluation: The ninth of 16 alloy-bodied 275 GTB/4s. Decent older repaint with edge chips and surface irregularities. Good chrome and lightly worn interior. Modified by Tom Meade with an exterior fuel filler. Restored twice, first by Judge Ralph Gorenstein in the late 1990s, then by Pat Hart. Excellent throughout and represented as the matching numbers engine. Color changed from Celeste Blue with Blue interior. Engine confirmed by Ferrari Classiche as original, but apparently not with Red Book certification.

Bottom Line: Sold by RM at Monterey in 1999 before the most recent re-restoration for $330,000, a number that twenty-two years later is somewhat irrelevant other than being appropriate for the time. Likewise, this result is realistic for the restoration’s age and the lack of Ferrari Classiche certification, a significant 275 GTB/4 alloy with Tom Meade refinements.

by Rick Carey
13 May 2021
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