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Introduced in 1966, the 275 GTB/4 was the first four-camshaft engine to be used on a road-going Ferrari. Although the chassis was given a new type number of 596, it remained practically identical to the outgoing frame as featured on the two cam Series II Torque Tube model it was replacing. The Long Nose bodywork was almost identical to the late 2 cam models; the most obvious change was the bonnet bulge to allow suitable clearance for the carburettors air cleaner. The body was fabricated predominantly from steel albeit with aluminium for the doors, bonnets and boot lids. An all-alloy body was also available but by special order only. The engines were substantially different to before, featuring dual overhead camshafts and competition-inspired dry sump lubrication. It retained the 3285cc but output had risen to 300bhp at 8000rpm. Having begun late in 1966, GTB/4 production was discontinued two years later after the completion of 330 examples.
Undoubtedly the 4 cam is a much more useable Grand Tourer than its 2 cam contemporary benefiting from much greater torque throughout its rev range. This upgraded engine specification meant the 275 finally had a motor to match its credibly up to date design with disc brakes and independant suspension all round. in short a 4 cam is one of the finest driving cars for the road that first became available during the 1960's.
This example, chassis 10285, was completed on July 29th 1967. Delivered new to its firs owner, Pietro Notarianni (a famous Italian actors, Renato Salvatori, personal assistant), the car was presented in Argento with full Nero leather seats. In 1971 the car was exported to the USA for a period of some 10 years until being brought back to Switzerland in 1981 when the car was subjected to a long restoration. Following this the car passed through a couple of hands and remained in the possession of a German gentleman for some 20 years. During this period the car was repainted red and used very occasionally, leaving the car in superb condition. Following a brief recent trip back across the pond to the USA the car is now back in Europe and available for sale. The car has recently been subjected to a bare metal respray back to its original colour and received an engine out major overhaul and service over the 2010/2011 winter period. The car is UK road registered and in fine order and in our opinion needs nothing making it ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner.