1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose AlloyFerrari Classiche CertifiedCoachwork by ScagliettiEstimate: $2,900,000 - $3,200,000Chassis: 08117Engine: 08117
Available Lot from The Scottsdale Auctions
One of Only 80 Aluminum-Bodied Long-Nose 275 GTBsRestored by Leading Italian Specialists; Presented in Original Color SchemeDesirably Equipped with Alloy Wheels and Upgraded Six-Carburetor SetupFerrari Classiche Certified Matching-Numbers ExampleOffered with Books, Tools, Massini Report, and ACI Registration Records
3,285 CC Type 213 SOHC V-12 EngineSix Weber 40 DCN 18 Carburetors300 BHP at 7,600 RPM5-Speed Manual Transaxle4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Disc BrakesPROVENANCEAngela Panichi, Rome, Italy (acquired new in January 1966)Rodolfo Panizza, Rome, Italy (acquired from the above via Count Tommaso Antolini-Ossi in January 1967)Anna Maria Stampa, Naples, Italy (acquired from the above in December 1967)Ennio Giuliani, Rome, Italy (acquired from Nuova Superauto S.r.l. in 1968)Silvana Scazzocchio, Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in 1970)CITAR Compagnia Italiane Termotecnica Applicate Roma S.r.l., Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in 1971)Cascina Seconda S.r.l., L’Aquila, Italy (acquired from the above in December 1971)FLAT S.p.A., Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in January 1972) Roberto Fabbri, Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in January 1972)Libero Gerardi, Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in July 1972)Jack Kasarjian, Winchester, Massachusetts (acquired in 1972)Dan Rischenole, Webster, New York (acquired in 1981 via The Stables, Ltd.)Bill Boone, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (acquired in 1985 via The Stables, Ltd.)B. Compatible Corp., San Diego, California (acquired by 1989)Garage Graber Automobile AG, Wichtrach, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1990)A.B. Tony Cowden, Natal, South Africa (acquired by 1993)Heinz Leitner, Vienna, Austria (acquired from the above in 2000) Karl Auer-Weisbach, Vienna, Austria (acquired by 2010)Current Owner (acquired from the above)
EXHIBITEDChicago Historic Races, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, July 1987Ferrari Club Austria Spring Meeting, May 2013Ennstal-Classic Oldtimer Rallye, Austria, July 2015
LITERATUREHilary A. Raab Jr., Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I, chassis number listed p. 89 2015Ferrari Club Austria Yearbook, pictured on p. 97
THIS CAROver a period of two years, Ferrari built just 453 examples of the original 275 GTB before introducing the revised GTB/4 at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1966. According to the research of Ferrari historian Dyke Ridgley, whose authoritative 275 GTB production list was recently published by Cavallino magazine, Carrozzeria Scaglietti built just 205 examples with the desirable long-nose body style, introduced approximately halfway through the 275 GTB’s production run. The updated design was characterized by a revised front-end treatment, larger rear window, and external trunk hinges.
Of these revised long-nose bodies, the majority were constructed in steel, with only 80 cars delivered with lightweight aluminum coachwork. Not only are these limited-production alloy-bodied 275 GTBs more rare, sporting, and sought-after than their steel-bodied counterparts, they represented the latest evolution of Ferrari’s classic dual-purpose berlinetta.
According to factory records, the alloy-bodied 275 GTB presented here, chassis 08117, was completed in late 1965 and finished in the elegant color scheme of Grigio Argento Metallizzato (Metallic Silver Gray) over a black leather interior. On January 7, 1966, the official Certificate of Origin was issued and the new Ferrari was then delivered to the official dealer in Rome, Motor S.a.s. di Carla Allegretti e C.
According to Automobile Club d’Italia registration records, 08117 was first sold in February 1966 to Angela Panichi, a resident of Rome. On January 11, 1967, the 275 GTB was sold to its second owner, Rodolfo Panizza, through Count Tommaso Antolini-Ossi. Mr. Panizza, a 33-year old soccer player, retained the car throughout 1967 before selling it that December to Anna Maria Stampa, a resident of Naples.
During Mr. Panizza’s brief ownership, the alloy-bodied 275 GTB was spotted on Kings Road in London by English automotive enthusiast and photographer John Hendy. Identified by its registration – “Roma 90751” – and Italian country code roundel, 08117 appears in Mr. Hendy’s photographs as the ideal high-performance road car, outfitted with Campagnolo alloy wheels, a radio antenna on the driver’s side rear quarter, and a pair of accessory driving lights mounted inside the grille opening.
Like many Ferraris sold new in Italy, 08117 passed among a series of owners during its earliest years before being exported to the US. In 1972, Jack Kasarjian of Winchester, Massachusetts, acquired the 275 GTB, presumably through his contacts at FAF Motorcars, one of the largest Ferrari dealers and part suppliers at the time. It is believed that the 275 GTB remained in Mr. Kasarjian’s ownership until 1981, when it was sold to Marc Tauber of The Stables Ltd. in New Jersey. Mr. Tauber first sold the car to a client in New York and then handled its sale again in the mid-1980s to Bill Boone of Oklahoma.
In 1990, 08117 returned to Europe for the first time since being exported in 1972 and it has since resided in Switzerland, South Africa, and Austria. Between 1996 and 1998, the Ferrari was completely restored, with well-known Italian specialists including Brandoli, Sauro, and Luppi completing the work. During the restoration process, the aluminum body was refinished in the original Grigio Argento Metallizzato color and the interior was trimmed in black leather with contrasting dark blue carpeting. Also at this time, the engine was upgraded from its original three-carburetor setup to the more desirable six-carburetor arrangement for enhanced performance.
In January 2009, the Ferrari Classiche department issued certification for 08117, confirming that this 275 GTB retains its original chassis, bodywork, suspension, brakes, engine (internal no. 992/64), and transaxle (internal no. 509). The sale includes the Ferrari Classiche Certificate of Authenticity and Red Book; both will be available for prospective bidders to review.
Since certification was completed, 08117 has taken part in several Ferrari club gatherings and tours, most notably the Ennstal-Classic Oldtimer Rallye held in Austria during July 2015. Having been maintained by knowledgeable collectors since its restoration, the 275 GTB presents in outstanding order and the restoration has mellowed nicely, a testament to the high standard of the initial work. A recent outing with a Gooding & Company specialist revealed this car to be an excellent driving example, with the brilliant performance and road manners expected of an alloy-bodied, six-carburetor 275 GTB.
Offered for sale in the US for the first time in over 15 years, 08117 is an exceptionally desirable 1960s berlinetta – a Ferrari Classiche-certified, alloy-bodied 275 GTB presented in its elegant original color scheme and restored by a team of the best Italian marque specialists. Gooding & Company is proud to present this superb Ferrari for sale and can recommend it to the most discerning collector.