A very rare gem from automotive history is up for auction next month: A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. This Italian slice of decadence was the fastest front-engine car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and is anticipated to change hands for $34 million USD. Racing cars of Ferrari’s past continue to increase in value, with one holding the current record at $52 million USD.
A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale is hitting the block at RM Auctions in Monterey August 16th. The luxury auction house is estimating the value at $34 million.
Will this Ferrari net more than the 275 GTB/4 NART Spider that went for $27 million? The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale is one of just three made in Maranello in 1964. The cars were created to compete with the Ford GT40 and the Shelby Cobra Daytona cars at the 1965 Le Mans. This one is chassis #06701 and never actually raced. The other two sisters finished 3rd overall in the 24-hour race. The record has stood as the best finish by a front engine mount car since that time.
The 275 Special boasts aluminum bodywork with a rather intricate chassis of smaller lightweight tubes and connectors. It has independent rear suspension and a thirsty 3.3-liter V12 Ferrari engine. Cars this rare are jewels to the exotic car collections they join and tend to change hands very seldom. It remains to be seen just how much a collector will be willing to shell out for this particular specimen at the auction next month, though the experts at RM Auctions are usually on-point with their estimations.
In just two weeks this could be a record-breaking sale.
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