The Ferrari 275 GTB that the house Gooding & Company has just to integrate in the catalogue of his sales of Scottsdale, Arizona, on 18 and 19 January next, is certainly not a common model. Its estimated that between 6 million and 8 million dollars, or nearly three to four times more expensive than a standard model, awakens the attention. Listed chassis no. 06003 on the records of the factory, the berlinetta yellow is none other than the second prototype of the series of the 275 GTB and the car of the Paris motor show 1964. Decked out with an aluminum body and a short nose, 06003 is the copy which has enabled the public of the event in paris to get acquainted with the successor of the 250 GT. After the exhibition of the porte de Versailles, the 275 GTB #06003 has served as a model of development and promotion. The gateways between the competition and the series in Ferrari lead the engineers to be interested in the sporting potential of the 275 GTB. Enzo Ferrari had developed the 250 LM to be the successor to the 250 GTO in the GT category, but its registration was refused, the sporting authority taking the view that the berlinetta with central engine, rear was a prototype in disguise.
within the Scuderia, the idea matures to test the 275 GTB in competition. Thus was launched the production of a few copies of a very special, lightweight and very powerful. The first chassis #06701 evokes a GTO 63. If she has never been involved in competition, this berlinetta Competition aluminum is powered by the V12 engine of the prototype seen in le Mans. The second #06885 will participate in the Targa Florio in 1965 before being hired by the team Francorchamps for the 24 Hours of le Mans the same year. Conducted by Willy Mairesse and Jean Blaton alias “Beurlys”, she finished on the third step of the podium and won the GT class. As to the car scattered by Gooding & Company in a few weeks, she was prepared to take part in the rally Monte Carlo 1966. It was entrusted to the Italian driver Giorgio Panta, sailed by Roberto Lippi, test pilot Ferrari. If the 275 had the technical support of the factory, she was hired by the Scuderia Sant Ambroeus in Milan. For 25 years, this berlinetta special is the property of Charles Wegner of Chicago.
For the same estimate as the berlinetta yellow, Gooding & Company provides also a other GT of legend of Maranello, 250 GT berlinetta Passo Corto crate steel frame #4037 GT that belonged to Eric Stewart is a musician who has collaborated with Sir Paul Mc Cartney, and Carlo Bonomi, an Italian industrialist and collector of beautiful cars.