1965 Ferrari 275 GTB achieves $2.1m at Anaheim sale

A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose headlined Mecum Auctions' Anaheim sale on November 15, achieving $2.1m.

The model made its debut at the Paris Salon in 1964, where it caused something of a sensation.

Ferrari 275 GTB
The Ferrari 275 GTB is the high point of the marque's collaboration with coach maker Scaglietti

Today it's regarded as one of the most stunning production cars the marque ever produced.

The coachwork is by long-time collaborator Scaglietti, also responsible for the design of the fabled 250 GTO - an example of which sold for a world record $38.1m last year.

The present lot has been shown in various Concours and car shows in its 50-year history and was extensively restored in 1999.

A 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition was another highlight, realising $375,000.

It's one of only 343 heritage models ever made, and features the distinctive blue and orange livery modelled on the legendary GT40 that beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966.

The model went on to sweep the board at the event for the next three years running.

A 2005 Ford GT also sold well, achieving $340,000.

An original GT40 prototype realised $7.1m in April this year.

A 1934 Talbot AV105 is to cross the block at Bonhams London on November 30 with a £1.2m ($1.8m) estimate.

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