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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C/LM Serial Number 07185 GT

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Lead photograph of 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C/LM Serial Number 07185 GT

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   275 GTB/C
Year   1965 Serial #   07185 GT
Engine #   7987/A (in car) and 7185 VIN   
Engine Type   563/213 Chassis Type   563
Build Sequence #    Number Built   3rd GTB/C speciale
Body Type   Berlinetta Body Builder   Scaglietti
First Owner   Balestieri Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   

Features

The third of only three very special competition Berlinettas built for F.I.A. homologation purposes in the GT racing class. These three cars had very lightweight aluminum bodywork bearing only a token resemblance to the production cars, and with lightweight frames designated type 563/Comp. They were built with special engines built to 250/275 LM specifications, designated as type 213/Comp., with compression rations of 9.4/9.7 TO 1, type 130 competition camshafts, a dry sump lubrication system and six weber 38 DCN OR 40 DCN2 carburetors.

History

S/n 7185. Sold new to Sig. Balestieri, Italy.

1965, entered at Sebring but never raced.

With a dealer on Via Venito in Rome.

1968, November, Road & Track Magazine. Small article and photo by Dean Batchelor taken at Maranello showing this car, page 42.

To Carl Fazio Sr. in Ohio. Fazio saw the car driving down the road in Italy, followed it, met the owner and bought the car. Paid $15,000.

Sold it for $20,000 to Dick Mills, Bedford, Ohio in St. Louis, Mo. area. Identified on title as “330” and on data plate as “Tipo GTB4P” although Mills confirmed the car had a single–cam six carb dry sump motor.

1978, with Mike Derish of NYC. A broker.

1978, December, sold thru Rob de la Rive Box of Switzerland to Dr. Paul Schouwenburg of Holland. Registered on plates DL 48 XF.

1982, offered by Paul Schouwenburg, Holland. Ex–SEFAC. Advertised as only 500 miles on total and professional rebuild.

1983, sold to current owner.

1983, onward, Andy Greene has maintained and race prepared this car since purchased by current owner.

1997, 27 Aug., current owner has raced the car at Elkhart Lake, RoeblingRoads, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, all in SVRA events. Two years ago he went to the Cobra–Ferrari wars reenactment at Elkhart lake. Started dead last. He was passing cars like mad when he lost the brakes completely. This car is a winner! This car turned a 2:15 on the long course at Watkins Glen with the owner driving. Weighs 2,150 to 2,200 lbs. Lap times are equal to a very well prepared Lotus 26R.

1995, body and paint redone by David Kuhn, Savannah, Georgia.

1998, 8 Feb., as per long talk with Ron Greene, they kept everything that came off the car. They have “a ton of spares” including a spare block, etcetera. I will call him tomorrow to discuss the spare situation since everything is at the owner’s shop.

1998, 8 Feb., as per long talk with current owner, he will put together a package and put it in the mail.

1998, 09 Feb., as per long talk with Andy Greene re: spare parts with the car, they have the original ribbed competition block s/n 7185, internal #1128/64, casting# 213/100148, it does have a hole in it, but it is repairable. They also have the original header and side pipes, original competition wire wheels, a set of alloy wheels with no centers, the original leather interior and console, the original brake boosters, brake pedal assembly and Dunlop calipers, the fueltank, oil lines, oil radiator and water radiator.

1998, 03 Sept., received photos.

2000, 15 Feb., listed with M. Sheehan for sale. Available at $1,975,000.

See Road & Track Magazine, 1968, page 42, small article and photo by Den Batchelor taken at Maranello showing this car.

See Ferrari 275 GTB & GTS by Ian Webb, Osprey books, pages 106 and 107.

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.