Provided by Mecum Auctions. As Ferrari’s last dual-purpose grand touring design, the four-cam 275 GTB/4 is the most powerful and extremely established development of the legendary 275 series. Debuted at the October 1966 Paris Beauty Salon, the 275 GTB/4 featured extraordinary competitors specifications for roadway cars and trucks– even those from Ferrari– with a DOHC V-12 powerplant rated at 300 HP and equipped with dry-sump oiling and 6 twin-choke Weber carburetors. Simply 330 were produced, and this example, Chassis No. 09495, clearly benefits from the maintenance and care of kept in mind collectors and restorers throughout its life time, with outstanding history compiled and recorded by marque specialists Tony Willis and Marcel Massini.
Initially, this 275 GTB/4 was bought by Giuseppe Pagni– an ex-AC Milan and Fanfulla footballer residing in Milan– for 6.5 million Italian Lire through the main Ferrari dealership M.G. Crepaldi Automobili. Ferrari Classiche documents confirms that throughout Pagni’s ownership, Chassis 09495 went back to the Ferrari Factory, where the engine block was changed with a brand-new, unused system and stamped for classification functions with the right number relating only to this lorry. Believed one of only 2 Tipo 226 V-12 engines assembled by Ferrari as spare systems, this replacement engine was installed at the Factory in the late 1960s.
The vehicle left Italy in 1971 to live in the U.S. until 1979, when it returned to Europe and was registered in Switzerland to kept in mind dealership and collector Albrecht Guggisberg of Oldtimer-Garage Ltd., who drove 09495 at the Grand Prix of Gollion, Switzerland, in 1987. A long time presence in the collector car world, Guggisberg owned much of the essential examples over the years and had an especially keen interest in Ferrari. At this time, Oldtimer-Garage was a veritable Mecca for lovers, and numerous other market players depended on Guggisberg for his understanding and technical knowledge.
Guggisberg retained 09495 up until 2002, when he offered the Ferrari to Gaspare Barresi, a business owner based in Bern, Switzerland. Upon delivery, he commissioned a complete remediation by SD Autocostruzioni in Torino, Italy, where it was refinished in red over tan and retrofitted with a skillfully concealed air conditioning system. He campaigned 09495 at the Montreux Grand Prix races in July 2006, where he earned a third-place podium.
In August 2011, the 275 GTB/4 passed through UK classic-vehicle dealer Tom Hartley to Matthew Munson, who registered it on English plates and had it refinished in Grigio Ferro (Gunmetal Grey) at XK Engineering, followed by an interior retrim in Bordeaux leather by the legendary Luppi of Modena and further refurbishment at UK conservator Bob Houghton, with all work finished during the last quarter of 2011. Certification by Ferrari Classiche was granted in June 2013, with Factory Certificate of Authenticity # 267 F provided, validating the Tipo 226 engine fitted by the factory during the late 1960s (Internal No. 1572) and its serial-number marking.
Following its Ferrari Classiche certification, Munson offered 09495 to Graeme Earl, who delighted in the vehicle for a couple of years prior to offering it in late 2017 to Tom Walduck. A prolific collector of the greatest sports cars, Walduck took part in the Mille Miglia and numerous editions of the Cento Ore and Trip Auto traditional rallies. Following Walduck’s passing in September 2018, the Ferrari was gotten by its newest owner and in September 2020, it was shown at the Hampton Court Concours d’Elegance, followed in May 2021 by display at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance at Blenheim Palace.
Undoubtedly uncommon and preferable as a beautiful example of the supreme 275 GTB evolution, 09495 is simply exceptional throughout and keeps incredibly original integrity. Accompanying products include its initial tool roll, a full set of books/manuals and, of course, its corresponding Ferrari Classiche Red Book. As used, 09495 provides an excellent chance to acquire a wonderfully brought back example of one of Ferrari’s ultimate Enzo Ferrari-era V-12 Sports/GT cars and trucks with outstanding provenance and incredible discussion.