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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Serial Number 09795 GT

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Lead photograph of 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Serial Number 09795 GT

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   275 GTB/4
Year   1967 Serial #   09795 GT
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   226 Chassis Type   596
Build Sequence #    Number Built   6th of 15 known
Body Type   Alloy Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Menchini Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Europe

Features

S/n 09795 Alloy. Only three owners. Until 2000 it had excellent “Patina” paint and all original interior. Has original tools and books. An exceptionally nice, original, “patina” car.

History

S/n 09795 Alloy.

1967, sold new in Italy. Elisa Menchini, via Delle Benedettine 67, Roma.

1967/68, apparently this car had some hillclimb history in Italy.

1974, to Mike Pokorny, CA. a dealer, Costa Mesa, California. Serviced, painted and detailed by Mike Sheehan’s European Auto sales who handled the body and paint on all of Pokorny’s cars.

1974, to Bud Pessin St. Louis, MO. Paid $13,500. Had 40,000 miles. Kept inside a climate controlled garage since 1974. Excellent Patina. Only needs a light detail to be an excellent contender for the “Preservation Award” at the FCA Nationals.

1990, August, just after the peak of the late 1980s silliness, Al Guggisberg offered $1,500,000.

1996, January, still with Bud. Bud will not accept under $400,000. Will not even consider it.

1998, 15 Jan., a client called re: a 250 SWB covered headlight California spyder or a 275 GTB/4 Alloy Berlinetta. Went to work and contacted all owners of Alloy bodied 275 GTB/4s to try to find any possible sellers.

1998, 2 Feb., as per long talk with Bud he will finally sell. Needs a little time to work out the tax trades and speak with his CPA. Values the car well above $400,000 to $450,000 or more.

1998, 5 Feb., called the potential buyer back to advise that I had indeed done my homework and contacted all 14 owners of all 14 cars. Only one might be for sale, that being the Bud Pessin car.

1998. 5 Feb., called Bud. Bud called back, his accountants can see big tax liabilities. He still has this car plus a 275 GTS he values at about $100,000 and a 330 GTC he values at about $75,000.

1998, 5 Feb., the potential buyer called back. He wants to buy the car for $300,000. Explained that when several dealers had bid $300,000 and didn’t get the car he was simply too low. He then went to $325,000. I said it would take at least $400,000 “ish” plus to own the car.

1998, 03 Feb., spoke with Bud. He will sell for between $400,000 to $500,000. Okay, it’s a start!

1998, 8 Feb., long talk with Bud. His bottom line will be something over $400,000 on the 275 GTB/4, $100,000 on the 275 and maybe $65,000 on the 330 GTC. I will fly to inspect the car in the next few weeks.

1998, March, immediate prospects on the alloy 275 GTB/4.

1998, 14 Mar.–11 Apr., for sale in FML, half page ad, by M. Sheehan.

One of 14 built and one of very few never crashed or rebodied. Absolutely immaculate. Red/black. Stunning “patina” paint and leather. One owner for 24 years! Has all books and tools. The only 275 GTB/4 alloy car on the market this decade. Priced to sell @ $475,000.

1998, 31 Aug., long talk with Bud, still not flexible. Will not take the $450,000 offer, so…stalemate!

1999, 9 June, sold to a client, Europe, for a lot of money. Seller (Bud Pessin) to pay the usual humble yet modest commission to M. Sheehan.

2000, 18 Jan., seen at Piet Roelofs. Red/black. (NL).

2000, 16 June, registered by European owner. Red. On plate AH 31 74. (NL).

2000, 29 July, the 2nd Tourrally Ferrari Storico, Netherlands. Red/black. Plates: AH 31 74.

2001, 14 Mar., e–mail from owner:

When I bought the car the paint had good “patina” but was not perfect. Apart from the paint, everything is original: interior incl. carpets, engine, tool kit, books. What I have done? Imported the car from US and paid VAT. New exhausts. Upholstery (interior of seats) was redone with use of original leather only. Carpets original. 5 new tyres Michelin 205 R14 XWX patina. Paint was polished. Renewal of headlights, cleaning and repainting the engine compartment. Roelofs did: repainting and restoration of suspension (new Konis). Restoration of steering arms, gearbox synchro’s, bearings renewal. Calipers. Rebuilding of engine, new valves, valve seats, bearings, original pistons were still ok. In September 2000 the car was second in the Ferrari–class in the concours Paleis het Loo. Antoine Prunet was judging. I am prepared to sell this car for Euro 650.000,–– (six hundred fifty thousand Euros). In this price are included 5 wire wheel Borranis, restored (they look new). 7x15 inch type RW 4039/1.

2001, 19 Apr., as per call from owner, he is more interested in selling the car. Since he purchased the car, he has had the paint buffed, the top end of the engine rebuilt, the entire interior taken apart, restuffed and put together with the original leather and carpets for that great patina look, and the entire suspension and shocks rebuilt simply due to age.

2001, 11 Aug., advertised in the Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 26, Number 16, page 27.

1967 275 GTB/4 Alloy s/n 9795. One of only 14 Alloy built and one of very few never crashed or rebodied. Absolutely immaculate. Red/black. Stunning “patina” paint and lather. One (US) owner for 24 years! Has all books and tools. Much recent well documented work done by one of the best shops in Europe. The only 275 GTB/4 Alloy car offered on the market this decade. In Europe with EEC duty paid. Priced to sell at 645,000 Euros but… we also take U.S. D! For more detailed information please contact us or visit our website. Michael Sheehan, http://ferraris–online.com Phone 949 646 6096. Fax 949 646 6086.

2001, 8 Sept., advertised in the Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 26, Number 18, page 15.

1967 275 GTB/4 Alloy s/n 9795. One of only 14 Alloy built and one of very few never crashed or rebodied. Absolutely immaculate. Red/black. Stunning “patina” paint and lather. One (US) owner for 24 years! Has all books and tools. Much recent well documented work done by one of the best shops in Europe. The only 275 GTB/4 Alloy car offered on the market this decade. In Europe with EEC duty paid. Priced to sell at 645,000 Euros but… we also take U.S. D! For more detailed information please contact us or visit our website. Michael Sheehan, http://ferraris–online.com Phone 949 646 6096. Fax 949 646 6086.

See The Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 21, Number 5, 2 March, 1996, cover page to page 3, for article by Michael Sheehan giving a brief history of each of these cars.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.