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For sale: A Fabulous Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

Submitted by on December 4, 2014

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

Images: Bonhams

Kick off your 2015 in style by picking up this gorgeous Le Mans class-winning Scuderia Filipinetti Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione at Bonhams’ January Scottsdale Auction.

The 275 GTB Competizione was developed for competition, enjoying a new lighter and stronger chassis, reinforced wheel hubs and wider wheels. Twin saddle-mounted alloy fuel tanks with quick-access exterior fuel and oil filler caps gave it the legs and maintenance access an endurance racers needs.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The gorgeous body was formed out of thin alloy to reduce weight further, and under the hood was a new Tipo 213 Competition motor. This was developed from the previous year’s power plant and the dry-sump 3.3-liter V12 featured many upgrades. It also sat lower and further back to provide the perfect weight distribution.

Chassis 09079 was delivered new to Georges Filipinetti as the eleventh of twelve 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scagliettis. It was bought to race, and race it did.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The car contested three consecutive years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1967 to 1969, winning the GT class in its first year with the Filipinetti team and Rico Steinmann and Dieter Spörry at the wheel.

Remembered fondly by many, ’69 was a great year for the car. In its first and only outing at Spa-Francorchamps Jacques Rey and Edgar Berney drove it to a class victory in the 1000 Kilometers of Spa-Francorchamps. They repeated the feat at Imola, winning their class in the Imola 500.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

During the ’70s and ’80s 09079 enjoyed a break from racing and spent time in respected American collections.

In 1985 a garage fire damaged the body, but left internals untouched, so the car was shipped to Italy where its bodywork was treated to a meticulous restoration to factory specifications by Carrozzeria Brandoli. It was then given certification by Ferrari Classiche to confirm it as a matching-numbers car.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

It has since appeared at shows and events, participating in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Le Mans Classic, Silverstone Classic and Tour Auto. It was specially-selected as one of 60 Ferraris from around the world for the 60th anniversary of Ferrari in Beverly Hills.

The car will head to auction at Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction on the 15th of January, 2015. Head to Bonhams’ website here for the official word.

Images via Bonhams

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

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