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Ferrari 275 GTB/C alloy racer sold by RK Motors for $10.3 million


The Ferrari 275 GTB/C is a competition car with a lightweight aluminum body | RK Motors
The Ferrari 275 GTB/C is a competition car with a lightweight aluminum body | RK Motors photos

RK Motors, a collector car dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently celebrated its biggest sale ever, that of a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C for $10.3 million.

The Ferrari, chassis number 09067, is one of just 12 competition versions of the 275 GTB produced, with lightweight aluminum bodies designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. The GTB/C helped continue Ferrari’s strong record of racing victories as the replacement for the iconic 250 GT.

The Ferrari was designed by Pininfarina
The Ferrari was designed by Pininfarina

“The record-setting sale of this stunning ’66 Ferrari 275 GTB/C exemplifies our ability to not only source rare significant automobiles, but also to market them to truly knowledgeable collectors who appreciate their value, based on condition, history and provenance,” Joseph Carroll, president of RK Motors, said in a new release.

The berlinetta is described by RK as being in pristine condition and while it has only a limited competition history, it has in recent years been on numerous vintage tours and rallies, according to RK, including the Tour de France Automobile, Tour Auto, an appearance at the 40th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO reunion in 2002 and the 275 Anniversary Tour in 2004.

The 275 GTB/C is powered by a Tipo 213 competition engine developed from a Works car campaigned in 1965, RK said, with design improvements that include higher-lift camshafts, reinforced pistons, and special valves and crankshaft. Engine output is a dyno-proven 272 horsepower at 7,700 rpm, RK adds.

The GTB is considered to be one of Ferrari’s most-beautiful cars of the era, with its covered headlights in a long, shark-like nose and short, Kamm-tail rear deck. This one has been painted gleaming red, accentuated by chrome Borrani wire wheels. The car also boasts its original Nero leather interior.

The RK sale of the GTB/C continues the strong results for rare competition Ferraris that combine elegance with performance.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.
  1. Spirit, you don’t seem to know very much about the high end collector car world: many collectors buy these cars specifically because such vehicles automatically gain them entry into certain unique driving events and grand tours. It is quite common to see 250GTOs being driven hard, very hard, in historic races, and those are worth 5 times the price paid for this car. Old sporting cars such as Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos, Siatas, Aston Martins, etc as well as the great grand touring machines like Roll Royces, Duesenbergs, Hispano Suizas, etc are very often used as they were intended. Quite frankly, there is no better way to enjoy these vehicles. And, perhaps surprisingly, participation in these events can often enhance the value of the car, rather than detract from it – which is why this car’s participation in such events is specifically mentioned in this release.

  2. Obviously “Spirit” does not know the world of Ferrari pricing, and probably hasn’t been to a vintage racing event. Maybe thats why “Spirit” hides behind a fake name?? When I saw the $10.3 mil price, I first thought the price was low. In the past year I have seen “on track” a $27,000,000 275 GTB Nart Spyder and at least six or seven 250 GTO’s at $45,000,000+ dicing hard on the track at Laguna Seca & Moroso. They don’t cost their market price to repair a major shunt, just a simple figure probably well under $500,000 at most. Most comp cars have had damages before when they were active in their early years! JIM KAMINSKI

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