After much success on the race track, Ferrari took a leap with its street cars, implementing a better balanced drivetrain design in the 275 GTB.
With the introduction of the Ferrari 275 GTB in 1964, Ferrari began implementing the use of the transaxle and independent rear suspension setup that it had developed for their race cars. In conjunction with the ever popular V12 engine that was updated for the 275 GTB/4, the combination signaled the future of the automaker as being one renowned for putting mass amounts of power to the ground in a balanced and efficient way.
From 1966 to 1968, Ferrari produced a total of 330 275 GTB/4 cars. All were powered by the upgraded V12 Columbo engine that now featured four overhead cams and six DCN carburetors and all were equipped with the aforementioned transaxle and independent rear suspension. The car was so successful that it was named number seven on a list of the greatest sports cars of the 1960s in 2004. From there Ferrari continued to further tinker with aerodynamics and weight distribution, leading to many more milestones but, when it comes to its street cars anyway, it all started with the 275 GTB of the 1960s.
For those wanting an iconic Ferrari as an addition to their collection, this 1968 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 being offered at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island event is sure to be one that collectors will not want to miss. Bodied by Scaglietti, it retains its matching-numbers engine and gearbox thanks to nearly fifty years of care under single ownership. It recently underwent a two-year mechanical restoration by Bob Smith Coachworks. This is an awesome opportunity to add this incredible piece of Ferrari history to your collection. Don’t miss out.