Le Mans Class-Winning Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Up For Auction
In 1966, Ferrari introduced a version of its 275 GTB for GT-class racing, with a lighter and stronger chassis, wider wheels, twin fuel tanks, an alloy body and a reworked 3.3-liter V12 engine. Twelve examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione were built. This one is the 11th of them and its claim to fame is that won its class at Le Mans in 1967. Campaigned by Swiss team Scuderia Filipinetti from 1967 to 1969, chassis 09079 also won its class at Spa in 1969 and Imola in 1969. After its competitive career was over, it made its way to American collections before being damaged in a garage fire in 1985. RELATED: See Pictures of the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta
It was restored shortly after the fire, which mainly just damaged the body. Since then it has done the concours circuit as well as some of the premier vintage racing events like the Le Mans Classic, Silverstone Classic and the Tour Auto.
Having won at Le Mans as well as some of Europe's other top racing venues, this car is already a collectible. That it's a special alloy-bodied Ferrari brings it into a different world of value and desirability and, if your pockets are deep enough, you can have it.
The Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione will cross the block at the upcoming Bonhams sale in Scottsdale. Estimates are only available upon request, but expect an eight-figure result.
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