The rare and veterans Ferrari yellow racing: 275 GTB/C Speciale of 1964

Winner of its category at Le Mans 1965.

One of the most renowned Ferrari yellow of the story is also one of the specimens most valuable brand, the 275 GTB/C Speciale chassis 06885 1964. This is one of the 3 manufactured exclusively for competition, and of the 3 units is the only one to have trophy sports, very remarkable in addition.

Created to replace the legendary 250 GTO, this rack was premiered in may of 1965 in the Targa Florio signed by the Scuderia Ferrari. Career in which he had to leave, but 17 days after he managed to get second of its kind in the 1,000 Kilometres of Nürburgring, also under the colors of the Scuderia.

A month later, she participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1965 entered by the Ecurie Francorchamps with race no. 24, being the winner in the category GT but third of the general, that is to say, reaching the final podium. Where shared a drawer with two other Ferrari, the 250 LM of the teams NART and Pierre Dumay, all of them equipped with the V12 3.3-liter and 6 carburetors.

One of only three manufactured by the brand, presented in 1964.

In that edition, there remained behind many favorites, like the 330 P2 officers of the Scuderia, all the Ford GT40 (several mkI, mkII, and even a GT40 roadster Ford France) and the Shelby Cobra Daytona official. The end result was a hat-trick for the Italian brand, despite the poor result of their official vehicles. But the 275 met their goal, beat the Cobra Daytona Shelby.

The yellow 275 passed into the hands of the team NART Luigi Chinetti shortly after, and premiered in September of that year in the 500 Km of Bridgehampton, where he managed to be fourth in its category. Before the end of 1965, managed to beat the Tourist Trophy Nassau, in November, while a few days later and also in Nassau, was the first of its category in the Governors Trophy.

After this, at a time that we can date, came into the hands of Harley Cluxton, Arizona, that kept him in his power without any evidence that would compete with the until in 1988 it passed to the hands of its current owner, the entrepreneur from Florida Preston Henn, that paid for the impressive (at that time) of 10 million dollars.

This was the only copy with trophy for sports.

As point, to the end of 1987, a Swedish businessman named Hans Thulin paid at an auction of Christie’s 5.5 million Pounds (then 9.8 million us dollars) one of the 6 Bugatti Royale, the Kellner Coupe. Since then and until well into the TWENTY-first century, the Bugatti Royale Kellner was officially the vehicle more expensive in the planet, since it was not until 2008 that a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder could beat that price at auction.

for more than 20 years, the Bugatti Royale was the all-time record and the official vehicle by which it had been paid more at auction. Are referred to other cases, especially in private sale that managed to beat that price before, but never in a public auction and, therefore, not verifiable or official.

This gives us an idea of what was really amazing was the price paid by Henn in 1988 by the yellow 275 GTB/C Speciale. Another of the 3 original copies, chassis number 06701, was auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in Monterey 2014 by 26.40 billion, which has earned to be the sixth most expensive in history, despite being a copy without history sports any.

In 1988, paid in a private sale more money that the official record of the time.

To happen to the successful, and today legendary GTO, the Italian brand has implemented numerous changes on the 275 GTB standard. On the one hand the body is made of aluminum, manufactured and assembled by the workshops Scaglietti with panels much thinner than the body of conventional steel, as are the tubes that make up the frame, also of section finest. The transmission was moved to the rear axle, being the first Ferrari in history to have a scheme transaxle and rear suspension independent.

The mechanics of 3.3 liters had with dry sump lubrication, so that I could go located lower and thus lower the center of gravity, and was fed by the same 6 Weber carburetors that rode the 250 LM engine central. The end power was 335 HP (330 hp), 70 more than the V12 I rode the road version of the model.

Some specialists have ventured to estimate the maximum value that could have this copy yellow, bringing its price between 75 and 100 million dollars. For the moment not only is not on sale, but it is saved in the last place imaginable, in the center of a shop in Florida, owned by the same Henn.

it is Currently exposed in a shop in Florida, to the view of any.

The 275 GTB/C Speciale form part of a permanent display that as a museum serves as an attraction to the store, where we can also find other specimens belonging to the collection of the entrepreneur, among which we highlight models such as the Ferrari Enzo, McLaren-Mercedes SLR, Ferrari FXX, Maserati MC-12 Stradale, Ferrari 365 GTS/4 “Daytona” Spyder and even a Ferrari Testarossa white color is announced as one of two exemplary employees for the filming of the series Miami Vice.

Thus, in full view of everyone who enters the store for a simple bottle of water, is one of Ferrari’s most rare and valuable on the planet.