Location: Dallas Texas, United States
Interior: Black Leather
Incoming this week! F40 Motorsports is proud to offer this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy: 1 of 80 Aluminum-Bodied Long Nose 275 GTBs Ferrari Classiche-certified 275 GTB with coachwork by Scaglietti, presented in its elegant original color scheme and restored by a team of the best Italian marque specialists. 1 of 80 Aluminum-Bodied Long Nose 275 GTBs. Offered with Tools, Massini Report, and ACI Registration Records. Chassis no. 08117 Engine no. 08117 (internal number 992/64) Grigio Argento Metallizzato with Black Leather As one might expect, the overall condition of this car is breathtaking.
The restoration was completed to a very high standard and the condition of the car today exemplifies the high quality and craftsmanship contributed to the car. Despite the passage of time, the presentation remains that of a freshly completed example. Period correct, ultra-fine flake argento metallic paintwork has been applied over straight panels with excellent panel match at all seams. The exterior finish is free of any marks, aging, or flaws of significance. The brightwork is also free of any deterioration of any kind, and Brandoli stampings can be found on the bottoms of the bumpers on all four corners. The emblems are in beautiful condition, as is the glass. Security stampings can be found on the quarter, side, and rear windows, whereas the windshield was likely replaced as part of the restoration and displays a Sircurvetro etching in the bottom right corner. The glass is unmarked, as are the correct Carello headlamps. This alloy long nose sits on beautifully restored one-piece alloy wheels as originally delivered, with correct straight ear knock offs, and shod with Michelin 205 VR 14 series XWX tires.
The interior is essentially unmarked, and has been beautifully refinished with high quality materials in the original patterns. The dash and console wood has been refinished, as has the factory correct instrumentation and switchgear. The only changes from original in the interior have been made with functionality and safety in mind: A discreetly mounted low oil pressure light below the dash yet still visible to the driver, and mounting posts for three-point safety harnesses. Much like the exterior, the interior has a very fresh presentation. The engine bay is quite correct in terms of equipment and finishes, and aside from the slightest signs of mellowing, would be difficult to improve upon. The six carburetor upgrade is a marvelous sight and has been professionally installed. Even the window washer bag is present, as are the body rivets within the engine bay drain canal, only present on the rare alloy bodied examples.
Both the cosmetic and mechanical aspects of the underside have clearly been included within the restoration process, and remain in excellent condition overall. Having been maintained by knowledgeable collectors since its restoration, this 275 GTB presents in outstanding mechanical condition with the high quality cosmetic restoration having mellowed nicely during mild use and showing over the past years.
Today, the brilliant performance and road manners one would expect of an alloy-bodied, six-carburetor 275 GTB remain very much in keeping with the legend associated with these amazing cars.