Ferrari 275 GTB rally car (1964)
Chassis 06003 is special in so many ways. Not only was it the first Ferrari 275 GTB ever built – the prototype and development car during the first years of 275 GTB production – but it was later fitted with auxiliary lights, reinforced glass, a 75 per cent locking differential, a modified hood, a third windshield wiper and second rear view mirror, and then entered into the 1966 Rallye Monte Carlo, raced by Giorgio Pianta and Roberto Lippi.
Powered by a 3,285cc Tipo 213 SOHC V12 Engine, the potent Ferrari made 265 horsepower and featured vacuum-assisted Dunlop disc brakes and independent suspension all round.
Following 25 years in a private collection, the 1964 Giallo Prototipo (Prototype Yellow) Ferrari 275 GTB went to auction earlier this year, with a guide price of $6,000,000 - $8,000,000. Sadly it failed to sell. Still, a 275 GTB rally car – who’d have thought it?