Completed in March 1965, this example is one of only a handful of 275 GTBs fitted with six Weber 40 DCN carburettors from new. Supplied new to Count Vittorio Zanon di Valguriata in Turin, former president of the Italian ASI (Automotoclub Storico Italy) and a well-known car enthusiast and collector. Correspondence in the file between Enzo Ferrari and the young Count references ' In view of your sporting driving style, I have fitted six carburettors to your new car’ belying the original and elegant specification of Blu Scuro over Grey Conolly Leather.
Purchased in 1980 by Pier Paolo Apicella, the car would reside among a number of other significant motor cars. Fascinated by Alber Obrist's collection of racing Ferraris cared for by Autofficina Sauro, he commenced a comprehensive restoration with them and tasked Brandioli with modifying the bodywork of his 275. In the workshop was Obrist's 275 GTB/C. Apicella requested a number of modifications inspired by the competition history of this car.
Brandioli added 250 GTO - style air vents into the rear wheel arches, 250 LM - styled faired-in driving lights, triangular power bulge and an outside fuel-filler cap before refinishing the car in Bianco Polo Park as it presents today.
In late May 2020 we commenced a comprehensive restoration of this 275 for the new owner; we shall update this page as we progress.
Images courtesy of Scott Paterson & Alex Penfold.
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