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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Serial Number 07641 GT

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Lead photograph of 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Serial Number 07641 GT

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   275 GTB Competizione
Year   1965 Serial #   07641 GT
Engine #   672/64 VIN   
Engine Type   213 Chassis Type   563
Build Sequence #    Number Built   14
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Lester Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Switzerland

Features

Lst of the Factory built early (1965) 275 GTB competition cars. Alloy body. Wet sump. Has a 37 gallon fuel tank, outside filler cap and vents behind the rear wheels. Also has the 275 horsepower engine. See article in Prancing Horse, # 53.

History

S/n 7641. Sold new to William A. Lester, Roseville, California. He purchased the car in August 1966 from Bev Spencer, the Authorized Ferrari Dealer for San Francisco.Has six 40 DCN carbs, 37 gallon gas tank with an external gasfiller and slots in the alloy body behind the rear wheels. Certificate of origin N. 5231 dated 25 Agosto 1965. Copy of Factory Assembly Sheets in Gerald Roush’s files.

1993, December, Lester died.

1994, January, sold to Skeets Dunn. Had 24,000 miles.

1994, 24 Aug., Ferrari Concours, Monterey, Skeets Dunn. 2nd.

1994, September, 1st place, Seaport Village Concourse, San Diego, CA.

1995, now restored and still with Dunn.

1995, 30 Apr., Skeets and Sharon Dunn Picnic, Dunn.

1995, June, City of Hope, Los Angeles, CA.

1995, 24 June, Rosso Rodeo, Beverly Hills, California, Skeets Dunn.

1995, October, 1st place, Ferrari Prego, San Diego, Ca. and Judge’s choice.

1995, 29 Oct., Ferrari di Maranello Concorso, San Diego, CA, Skeets Dunn.

1996, 18 May, Dunn Picnic, Osuna Ranch, California, Dunn.

1997, 22 May, shown at the FCA National meet, Washington DC, by Skeets Dunn. He actually drove the car from California to Washington DC with a few other guys in their cars, then showed it at the meet! Won Platinum and Coppa Bella Machina.

1997, May, winner of best 60s car. Ferrari National Meet.

1997, August, winner, Tustin Streets of Thunder, Best Ferrari G.T.

1998, 5 Mar., as per Skeets, nope, not for sale at any price! He likes the car!

1998, 28 Dec., as per call from Skeets, well… maybe for sale. Get me a bid. Lets talk!

1998, 31 Dec., inspected and driven by M. Sheehan. Absolutely top quality car. Not good enough to be a “Pebble Beach” winner, but…, close enough to show, and good enough to win a platinum at the FCA Nationals.

1999, 11 Jan., as per call from an English client he’d like to fly in on Sunday the 17th and inspect this 275 GTB Competizione. Arranged to send him photos by express mail to his office in Atlanta. Will coordinate with Skeets.

1999, 18 Jan., English client flew in to San Diego, was picked up by M. Sheehan and he inspected the car. Really liked the car. Very interested. Will give us a bid in the next week!

1999, 23 Jan., for sale in FML FML volume 24 no. 2 by Mike Sheehan.

Alloy body, outside gas filler and lower fender louvers, six Webers. First owner for 30 years. Fanatically restored by second owner, platinum and Coppa Bella Machina winner at 1998 Ferrari Nationals. Authentic down to original tools, original spare tire and wheel with the original Borrani decal! Ready to show or race. Priced to sell at $675,000 o.b.o.

1999, 06 Feb.,for sale in FML volume 24 no. 3 by Mike Sheehan.

Alloy body, outside gas filler and lower fender louvers, six Webers. First owner for 30 years. Fanatically restored by second owner, platinum and Coppa Bella Machina winner at 1998 Ferrari Nationals. Authentic down to original tools, original spare tire and wheel with the original Borrani decal! Ready to show or race. Priced to sell at $675,000 o.b.o.

Half page ad.

1999, 29 Mar., sold to a Swiss Client with homes in Switzerland and Belgium. 1956 Ferrari 500 TR s/n 0562 MDTR taken in on partial trade.

1999, April, as per Skeets Dunn:

I purchased the 275 from William Lester 1/11/97. He had owned the car since 1966 and driven it approximately 24,000 miles. William Pound, Ferrari Guru, picked up the car in Sacramento for me and drove the 275 home for restoration. Except for the paint work, all the disassembly and reassembly was done at the Osuna Ranch in Santa Fe. The engine, transaxle, drive train, and suspension were all removed from the car including the interior except for the headliner. After all the bushings in the suspension had been replaced, new Konis, new seals installed in the engine and gear box. Reassembly was completed June 1994. We first competed with the car in August 1994. It’s interesting to note that the car still has its original interior and the engine and gearbox have never been disassembled since being constructed by the factory in 1965. While I have maintained the car rigorously to the highest standards, I have still driven the car very hard in Ferrari events and on our 2,800 mile journey across the United States. These automobiles were built to the highest standards and with good maintenance will provide the ultimate in driving experience.

2000, 28–30 April, Ferrari/Maserati Historic Challenge at Spa–Francorchamps, race #160

See Cavallino #101, Oct/Nov 1997, pg.41, notation of this car as it was driven from California to New York.

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.

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.