Cars We Sold

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB “Cliente Competizione” Serial Number 07437 GT


Lead photograph of 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB “Cliente Competizione” Serial Number 07437 GT


Make   Ferrari Model   275 GTB “Cliente Competizione”
Year   1965 Serial #   07437 GT
Engine #   07437 GT (n.i. 468/64) VIN   
Engine Type   Tipo 213 Chassis Type   Tipo 563
Build Sequence #    Number Built   5th of 11 Built
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Sinibaldi Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Yes Current Location   USA


The fifth of only eleven factory built early (1965) competition cars. Alloy body. Wet sump. 07437 GT has a 37 gallon alloy riveted fuel tank, outside filler cap, vents behind the rear wheels, and the 275 horsepower engine. Fitted from the factory with 6 Weber 40 DCN carbs, “Carrozzoria in alluminio” and new in “rosso chiaro 20 R 190 interno noro.”


S/n 07437 GT. 275 GTB 1965 “Cliente Competizione”.

1965, 17 July, sold by the factory through factory authorized dealer V.E.C.A.R. Srl., Piazza Verdi 9 in Rome, to first owner Mrs. Augusta Luglio, at via Albert Eistien 13, Rome, Italy. The new price was 5.750.000 Italian Lire.

Lugio was the maiden name of the wife of Italian gentlemen driver Renzo Sinibaldi, an amateur driver.

1965, 18 June, Certificate of Origin issued.

1965, 20 July, Registered on Italian license plates of Rome ‘Roma 858844’

1966, 30 July sold to V.E.C.A.R. Srl.

1967, 24 Apr., Sold by V.E.C.A.R Srl., to Franco Falli, born in Rome 5 February 1933, resident at via Tuscolana 128 in Rome, paid Italian Lire 1.000.000.

1967, 14 Oct., raced by Failli in V Trofeo Bettoja at Vallelunga, Rome, Italy. Race #192.

1968, 2 July, car sold by Failli through SAS Motro di C. Allegretti to Giuseppe Sirugo, born in Avola on 11 Sept., 1940, resident at Via Lido 17, of Siracusa, Italy, price paid was Italian Lire 4.000.000.

1968, 6 Aug., re-registered to Sirugo on Italian plates of Siracusa ‘SR60981’

1972, 23 Oct., exported from Italy to the USA.

1972, 23 Oct., to Doctor Bailey, Augusta, Georgia.

1978, offered by International Motorcars, Jackson, MS. Fitted with three special type DC40–13 Webers and tall, curved, reverse air intake rams. Aluminum body with large external gas cap on right side.

1978 To Darrell Greenamyer, Reno, Nevada.

1979–80, Ferrari Owner’s Club Roster listed by Greenamyer.

1980, FOC Roster, listed by Greenamyer.

To Al Allyn, Texas.

1989, offered by Al Allyn. Advertised as all original. Never restored.

1989, 27 May–10 June, for sale in FML by 817 482 3290, TX:

“Early single–cam, Ferrari–built, lightweight competition berlinetta. One of ten. Long nose, 90 degree curved velocity stacks, large aluminum fuel tank, big outside filler cap in fly panel. Never restored, for sale by owner. $1.5 million.”

Sold to Albert Obrist, Switzerland.

1989/90/91/92, completely restorted by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi in Modena and Carrozzeria Brandoli in Montale, Italy, mechanicals restored by Autoffcina Sauro in Bologna.

1998, March, Sold to John McCaw’s Cavallino Holdings, Seattle, WA USA.

1999 serviced and refreshed by Patrick Ottis in Berkley, CA USA.

2000, 22 Jan., Cavallino Ferrari Classic IX, Palm Beach, Florida.

2000, 27 May, Brooks Auction, Monaco:

“275 GTB Competizione Berlinetta, S/N 07437. Red/black. Recent restoration, 2+ condition. Hammered sold at $753,665 plus commission of 10.28%=final price $831,165. Shortnose, alloy knockoffs, 6 Webers. One of two 275 GTBs originally owned by Renzo Sinibaldi, 3rd in 1966 Italian GT Championship, perhaps some races with this car. Good repaint except for some bubbles in left rear fender paint, good interior. Chassis like new. Very impressive bodywork with flush panels & even gaps. This car is in better condition than the comprehensively race prepared 275 GTB/C that RM sold in Amelia Island for $1,030,000 (S/N 9057), but not as nice as Christie’s example at Pebble Beach last summer (S/N 9007) which brought $1,212,500. The later cars were more comprehensively adapted for competition.”

Sports Car Market Auction report (October 2002 pp. 46–47) on the 2002, 18 August RM Monterey Auction says:

“#184-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/C SPECIALE Berlinetta. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 7437 GT. Eng.# 7437 GT. Red/Black. LHD. Odo: 1817 miles. Fourth of the second series cars built. Alloy bodywork, rear fender vents, shortnose coachwork, faired–in driving lights, side and rear plexiglass, racing fuel filler, 37–gallon tank. Not much competition history. Restored several times. Car looks superb. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $759,000.One of 12 racing versions of the standard 275 GTB. Lots of money paid, but significantly less than the one (S/N 09063) RM sold for $1.1 m at their 2001 Amelia Island sale, and probably just as fast.

See Ferrari Market Letter, volume 22, no. 16, 02 August, 1997, for article “275 GTB 1965 cliente competizione” by Mike Sheehan. Cover article and first page. Click here to read an html version of the FML article.

See article in Prancing Horse, # 53

2003, October., offered by Michael Sheehan’s at $995,000.

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