One of the few Ferrari 275 GTB/C lightweight racing for sale

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Ferrari 275 GTB/C.

auctions Monterey are the best place to found the pieces more rare and highlights of the year. The various events that make up the big week of the engine of Monterey, all in combination with the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance, attracting an expectation without equal during those days, so it is usual to speak of this event during the weeks before and after.

Among the hundreds of magnificent classics that we will be able to see up to the stand, we’re going to find some parts really outstanding, as is the case of this unit of the Ferrari 275 GTB/C, one of the only 12 that Ferrari made to the category GT World Championship-Constructors, as the successor of nothing less than the iconic and highly successful 250 GTO. This short series has little or nothing to do with the vehicle series that are supposedly derived, and what is true is that it has more in common with their predecessors, the 250 GTO and 250 LM.

These 12 issues tremendously changed were made for the season of 1966, so that are not related to the 275 GTB/C Speciale developed for the previous season, of which only were made 3 drives, one of which I presented it a long time ago, and is considered by many analysts the Ferrari is more valuable than the story.

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Its rarity makes it a piece highly valued.

In the case of the 275 GTB/C we find ourselves with a considerable evolution, developed between the end of production of the 275 GTB and the arrival of the 275 GTB/4, which had 4 camshafts. More than changes, in these versions we should speak of a completely new model, since despite the fact that its external appearance is very similar to the road version, it shares with this quite a few elements.

Since its own frame, the 275 GTB/C were new. For this model to be developed ex profeso a new tubular frame, aluminum based on the design of the chassis of the model of the street, but much more lightweight and rigid. To this was coupled the scheme of suspension of the model of street but conveniently reviewed and hardened. In terms of the body, although the panels have the same forms were built by Scaglietti in aluminum, much more slender than that of its competitors, using plexiglas for the windows, and fiberglass to reinforce the rear end. The result is 150 pounds lighter than the variants of the alloy.

In terms of the engine, we used the same Colombo V12 who rode the 250 LM of the central engine and the 275 GTB/C Speciale, with the peculiarity of having only 3 Weber carburetors -specially developed for this model – instead of the 6 I rode the 275 GTB street. With a 3.3-liter developed 324 HP (320 hp).

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it is Not usual to meet with these piezasa sale.

Of the 12 specimens manufactured only two were intended for street vehicles and are distinguished by aluminum wheels in place of the Borrani spoked classic. These are the mounts the copy that will go on auction next month of August in Monterey, the hand of Gooding and Company, which is expected to reach a value between 14 and 16 million dollars. Which should not be complicated, as this issue shows completely original and has a brief but interesting history of sport in Italy, where he lived his first years.