1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy added to Bonhams auction in Belgium

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The Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy leads Bonhams' offerings | Bonhams photos

A rare alloy-body 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2  “long-nose” berlinetta, one of the greatest road and race track thoroughbreds of its era, will be offered during Bonhams’ Zoute, Belgium, sale on October 11.

The V12-powered coupe with styling by Pininfarina leads off a group of exceptional Ferraris that have been consigned to the auction, according to a Bonhams news release.

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The Ferrari’s V12 Colombo engine is fed by six Weber carburetors

“One of only 60 ‘long-nosed’ examples produced with an alloy body, this car, chassis No. 08061, finished in Rosso Chiaro with blue interior, was previously owned for some 10 years by Gregory Noblet, son of Ferrari works driver and gentleman racer Pierre Noblet  who, together with Jean Guichet, was on the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1962 (3rd) and 1963 (2nd) in a 250 GTO.”

The GTB had a €250,000 ($273,000) restoration completed in 2014, Bonhams says.

“The 275 GTB is Ferrari Classiche certified and comes with its ‘Ferrari Red Book’ and FIA historic passport, as well as two boxes of spares and original parts,” the release notes.

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The alloy-body coupe on the track

The estimated value of the GTB will be provided “upon request,” Bonhams says.  Current value guides peg its worth at more than $3 million.

Other special Ferraris on the Zoute docket include:

1960 250 GT Pininfarina Series II Cabriolet, valued at $1.2 million to $1.6 million.

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2004 Enzo, valued at $1.3 million to $1.6 million.

1960 250 GT Series II Coupé, valued at $550,000 to $750,000.

The October 11 auction takes place at the Place Albert in Knokke Le Zoute.  For more information, visit  the auction website.

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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.

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