18-19 August 2017

Offered from the Ferrari Performance Collection

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Lot 218

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 10147
  • Engine no. 10147
  • Gearbox no. 392/IR

Sold for $3,025,000

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  • Ferrari Classiche certified
  • Former ownership by several well-known Ferrari collectors
  • Recent cosmetic freshening
  • Includes complete set of books and tools
  • Immaculate example of the venerated “Four-Cam”

According to the research of marque historian Marcel Massini, Ferrari 275 GTB/4 chassis number 10147 completed factory assembly in July 1967, finished in Rosso Chiaro and trimmed in Nero Vaumol leather. Approximately the 140th example built, the berlinetta was distributed in September 1967 to Société Anonyme pour la Vente des Automobiles Ferrari (SAVAF), the Swiss Ferrari importer in Geneva owned by the renowned racing team sponsor Georges Filipinetti.

By 1970, the GTB/4 was exported to Algar Enterprises in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the famed marque importership founded by Al Garthwaite. The 275 was then sold to Kirk White in Philadelphia, as part of a deal that included a 275 GTS and a 250 GTO.

In June 1973 the Ferrari passed to Nicholas Simpson of Sterling, Colorado, and by October the following year it had been acquired by Daniel and Leo Shannon of nearby Loveland. Mr. Shannon invested in some maintenance to the berlinetta, commissioning a rebuild of the engine and transaxle, an electrical overhaul, and the installation of a new clutch and Borrani wire wheels. Following this work, the car was advertised for sale in December 1975, and was then purchased by Ferrari collector Joseph Moch of Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose collection included a 375 America coupe, a 250 GT Europa, and a 250 GT California Spider.

By 1984 the berlinetta was sold to Jean Banchet, a well-known French chef in Wheeling, Illinois, who owned the highly successful restaurant La Francais. In 1985 the 275 GTB/4 received a substantial refurbishment by the respected John Hajduk of Motorkraft in Indiana, after which the car was purchased around 1988 by Jake Weaver of Jackson, Mississippi. When Weaver offered the Ferrari five years later, he described it as “beautifully maintained.”

In 1993, chassis number 10147 was purchased by Bill Mitchell of Colleyville, Texas, who retained possession for at least four years while commissioning a reupholstering by Bob Smith Coachworks in nearby Gainesville. James Malouin of Banning, California, acquired the 275 GTB/4 in March 1998, soon after entrusting a full engine rebuild to the renowned marque expert Patrick Ottis of Berkeley, California. Totaling $30,000, this work included significant attention to the block, cylinders, and crankshaft, as well as a rebuild of the carburetors and fuel pumps. The clutch and radiator were overhauled, the steering box and brakes were rebuilt, and the shocks were replaced, while proper rebuilt Borrani wire wheels were mounted with Michelin XWX tires. The opportunity was also taken to repaint the exterior, and a former employee of Straman Coachworks applied an exacting finish in rosso. Malouin then kept the car for five years before offering it for sale in 2003.

By May 2005 the Ferrari was owned by Beth LeQuin and Bruce Miller of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Miller presented the car three months later at the Third Annual Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley, California. At the end of the year the berlinetta was purchased by Steve Wolf and domiciled in Boca Raton, Florida.

From late 2010 to 2011 the 275 GTB/4 underwent a significant cosmetic restoration, including a freshening of the paint as needed and a re-trimming of the interior. Offered at Amelia Island in March 2011, the Ferrari was purchased by the esteemed Canepa Motorsports in Paradise Valley, California. After a thorough detailing, Canepa sold the four-cam to Los Angeles resident Jeff Lotman, who presented it at the FCA National Field and Driving Concours in Palm Springs in October. Around this time the Ferrari received full factory certification of authenticity with a Classiche Red Book, which demonstrates the berlinetta retains all of its original factory-issued matching-numbers mechanical equipment (including the original tipo 213 V-12 engine).

Chassis number 10147 was acquired in early 2014 by the consignor, a collector in Illinois. It continues to display the immaculate benefits of the recent cosmetic restoration and has been fastidiously maintained. Now showing 82,577 kilometers, this 275 GTB/4 is accompanied by a full set of manuals and tools and is documented with prior bills of sale, a full summary of the Ottis work, various invoices, and the Ferrari Classiche certification.


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