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Rare 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy Turns up for Sale

by Paul Strauss
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Got $3 million burning a hole in your pocket? Then have I got something for you! This especially rare 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB should look great alongside all those other cars in your massive collection. I just love the look of Ferrari’s berlinetta style cars, and the bodywork by Scaglietti here is impeccable.

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The guys at Gullwing Motors don’t provide many details on this particular car, other than to say that it’s a long-nose alloy version, and that it’s bathed in silver grey metallic paint. On looks alone, it’s an incredible car, and its 280 horsepower V-12 engine was certainly respectable for its time too.

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That 3.3-liter short block engine was capable of a 6 second 0-to-60 time, and a top speed of 160 mph. Those figures don’t impress by modern standards, but back in the mid-’60s they weren’t too shabby. Plus the car’s alloy bodywork makes it the most desirable version of the 275 GTB. From what I can find out, fewer than 80 of these cars were ever made, so it’s super rare.

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Its seller is asking for $3,150,000 (USD), which is pretty well in line with what these cars have sold for in the past. A couple of years ago a similar 275 GTB Alloy sold for $3,382,500 at RM Sotheby’s. I managed to dig up a page listing the sale history of the car, which has changed hands a number of times, and increased significantly in value, over the past 50 odd years.

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