The 275 GTB is one of the most desirable Ferraris — quite an achievement for a marque who's nearly every model is childhood poster material. With its beautiful Scaglietti coachwork and racing pedigree, the 275 GTB is a standout even in a garage full of Ferraris. The 275 GTB up for auction here isn't just any 275 GTB, even though only about 250 were made over its production run. This is the first 275 GTB built, the prototype and test mule for the entire series, including the change to the long nose bodywork, independent rear suspension system, and transaxle. The car was entered in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally and received extensive modifications for the race, including a redesigned hood, rally lights, and "prototype yellow" paint. Restored almost exactly as it was for the Monte Carlo Rally, this literal one-of-a-kind 275 GTB is a landmark piece of Ferrari history.
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