Released in October 1966, the 275 GTB/4 is the ultimate and most effective of the Ferrari berlinettas offered for a dual purpose of road and race.
It is equipped with a four-cam engine and other improvements that solve the issue of the disappointing top speed of the preceding variants. It reaches 100 km/h in less than six seconds and a top speed of 260 km/h. It retains the longer nose introduced by Ferrari earlier in 1966 to prevent the lifting of the car at high speed.
Two small series based on the 275 are listed just below the 250 GTO as the most prestigious models of the brand : the 275 GTB Competizione Speciale or GTB/C is a works model for competition and the 275 GTB/4 NART Spyders were commissioned by Chinetti for the US market.
The most famous owner of a commercial 275 GTB/4 is certainly Steve McQueen after he had canceled an order for a NART Spyder that was damaged during delivery. His car built in 1967 was sold for $ 10.2M including premium by RM Auctions on August 16, 2014.
On August 15 at Pebble Beach, Gooding sells at lot 029 another 275 GTB/4 of the same year. Here is the link to the press release.
From just under 300 vehicles made on this model, this car is one of the most original with only 16,000 km from new and has never been restored. It won the second prize in the Postwar Preservation class at the 2013 Concours d'Elegance of Pebble Beach.