Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta could bring $3.5m at Mecum

A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta will lead a line-up of rare Ferrari road cars on offer at Mecum Auctions this month.

Mecum's annual sale in Kissimmee, Florida will feature around 3,000 collector cars and vehicles, along with vintage road art and automobilia.

Ferrari 275
 Offered for sale for the first time in 45 years

The latest additions to the roster are several sought-after Ferraris, built during the 1960s-70s. The most notable of these is a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, offered at auction for the first time in generations after spending 45 years in the collection of Ferrari mechanic Terry Myr.

Featuring bodywork designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the GTB/4 Berlinetta was the first GT to include independent suspension at all four corners. The car retains its matching-numbers 3,286cc four-cam V-12 engine, and is offered almost completely unrestored, having undergone just one repaint, in the early 1970s.

Period Ferraris in such original condition rarely appear on the market, and this example is estimated to sell for $2.8-$3.5m.

Another Ferrari sure to attract serious attention is a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, described as "one of Ferrari's greatest road cars". Retaining its original 4.4-litre double overhead cam V12 engine and 5-speed gearbox, the beautifully-restored car is a recent concours award winner and comes with an estimate of $750,000-$900,000.

Further highlights from the Italian marque include a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, one of only 600 examples ever made, estimated at $650,000-$750,000, and a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS which appeared in the classic Burt Reynolds movies Cannonball Run, Stroker Ace and Sharky's Machine. it is valued at $400,000-$400,000.

The Mecum Auctions sale takes place at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida from January 15-24.

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