Evaluation: A Series 2 car with known provenance from new, this 275 Berlinetta was Ferrari Classiche examined and certified on 11 March 2015. Retains its original coachwork, matching-numbers engine, gearbox, and back axle.
The paint needs a detailed polish with a few too many fine swirls and chips. All the painted wheels are similarly badly chipped, possibly from misplaced hammer blows. A tidy engine bay with perhaps too much gloss black paint in addition to the body colour. The exterior trim is very good but the window rubber seals are aged. The green interior is subjective but the upholstery is impressive. The dash top has an Alcantara covering to prevent unwanted reflections. Supplied new in Rosso Chiaro over beige the change to black coachwork is a cool colour choice but the mid-green leather and carpets were an odd choice. Catalog described as “visually maintained and never fully restored,” and that’s a fair assessment in the flesh.
Bottom Line: Exchange rates can be frustrating when trying to evaluate the market, especially given recent fluctuations and other world events, but if we’re looking in dollar terms this car sold for what a concours-quality 275 GTB/4 ordinarily would, so it’s hard to call this driver-quality car anything but expensive with a healthy premium for the known ownership history and originality.