Ferrari 275 GTB/4 prototype heading to Coys

Ferrari’s original prototype for the 275 GTB/4 will star in a sale at Coys.

The car was unveiled to the world at the 1966 Paris Motor Show.

The 275 GTB/4 is among Ferrari’s most popular 1960s models.

Ferrari 275 GTB

The 275 GTB is one of Ferrari's most popular models 

It features a significantly more powerful engine than its predecessor, the 250 GTB, and displays attractive bodywork by long-time Ferrari collaborator Pininfarina.

A 1967 review of the car in l’Auto Journal was enthusiastic: “It is, first and foremost, a serious and comfortable gran turismo, but it retains the lineage of a race car in the response of the engine and the quality of the handling.

“The 275 GTB/4 is one of the greatest automobiles created in our times.”

Only 330 were made.

This one is valued at £2m-2.5m ($2.5m-3.2m).  

Coys CEO Chris Routledge said: “The four-cam [denoted by the /4 designation] has always been considered the most beautiful 12-cylinder car from Maranello, and it is with some excitement that we are bringing the factory prototype, chassis number 1 and 1966 Paris motor show car to the market.”

A wealth of other cars from the world’s top marques will also feature, including a 1989 Cobra AC Mk IV.

It’s one of around 480 Mk IV Cobras produced in the UK from the late 80s up until the factory closed down in 1996.  

It’s expected to sell for around £100,000-120,000 ($129,510-155,412).

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