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1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Serial Number 07605

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Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   275 GTS
Year   1966 Serial #   07605
Engine #   07605 VIN   
Engine Type   213 Chassis Type   563
Build Sequence #   112 Number Built   200
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Pininfarina
First Owner   Gray Current Owner   Ferraris-online.com
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1966 Ferrari 275 GTS s/n 07605. Silver paint with dark blue leather and top. Garaged from 1972 until restored in 1999–2000. The seats, door panels, dash and console upholstery have excellent patina. Excellent canvas top with a clear back window. Only 35,878 miles. Engine, clutch, engine accessories, gearbox and half–shafts were all rebuilt less than 1,000 miles ago. The engine bay was repainted in semi–gloss black. Air cleaner, cam covers and fuse and relay box cover in the correct wrinkle finish. Hoses were replaced. Distributors and fan motors rebuilt. New hood pad. Stainless steel Tubi exhaust, Borranis polished and new Michelin XWX tires and spare. The aluminum, stainless, and chrome trim throughout have been polished. Just extensively detailed and serviced at over $12,000 including driveshaft alignment, full fluids, four–wheel alignment.

History

S/n 07605. Identified as 275 GTS Pininfarina Spyder. Destinazione Chinetti, USA. Assembly sequence no. 112, body no. PF 175112. (H. Raab’s Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I, 2nd ed.). Chassis Tipo 563, Motor Tipo 213, Gearbox Tipo 563, Rear Axle Tipo 563.

Per factory Foglio Allestimenti: Destinazione Chinetti New York; Finizioni Esterna Nocciola 19397; Finizioni Interna Rosso 3171; Particolarita none; Strumenti MG; Targa USA.

Sold new to Luigi Chinetti Motors.

1965, 22 Sept., as per Luigi Chinetti records, shipped from Ferrari to Luigi Chinetti Motors, Ferrari invoice no. 1786/65 dated 21 Sep 1965.

1965, sold by Chinetti to first owner, David T. Gray of Houston, TX.

1972–1999, the transaxle was pulled out of the car. Ferrari of Houston wanted $5,600 to fix the transaxle. Mr. Gray said he would find another transaxle. The car was garaged from 1972 until “found” by Specialized Motor Sports of Lakewood, CO in 1999.

1999–2002, Specialized Motor Sports restored the car to original condition including getting the original transaxle from Ferrari of Houston.

2002, sold to Chris Minnick, Houston, Texas with excellent new paint and interior.

2002, engine, clutch and transaxle were rebuilt in–house by Chris Minnick’s mechanic at 35,000 miles.

2004, 01 May, offered at RM Auction, Houston, TX. Lot no. 124.

Acquired by the present owner in 2002. Complete overhaul of engine, clutch, driveshaft and gearbox at 35,000 miles. Award winner at the 2002 Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours d′Elegance.

2009, January, offered by Gooding & Co. Auction, Scottsdale, AZ. Lot #100. As per the Gooding catalog description:

On September 22, 1965, this stunning 275 GTS was shipped from Ferrari to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. At the time, the car was finished in the very distinctive combination of Nocciola over a red interior. It was soon sold to its first owner, David Gray of Houston, Texas. The car was continuously serviced over the next few years by Ferrari of Houston. The original transmission was removed from the car in 1972 when it was in need of a major service. However, the work was never carried out and the car remained in storage until 1999 when it was discovered by Specialized Motor Sports of Lakewood, Colorado, who began a comprehensive restoration. During the process, the original transmission was located at Ferrari of Houston where it had been removed many years before. As this Ferrari had spent a considerable amount of time in storage, it had covered only approximately 30,000 miles from new and was in outstanding overall condition, as evidenced by the excellent panel fit, door gaps and structural integrity.

Since that time this Ferrari has received some further mechanical attention including a complete overhaul of the powerful V–12 engine, as well as equally extensive work on the gearbox, clutch and open driveshaft. When this was done, the car had covered only 35,500 miles and all of the work was done to the highest standards, with an impressive amount of fine detailing evident in the engine bay.

In 2002, the car found a new owner, Chris Minnick, who used it sparingly during his two–year stewardship. Upon acquiring the car, it was entered in the Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours d′Elegance in Houston, Texas, where its impressive presentation and authentic appearance earned it an award. In 2004, he sold the Ferrari and since then it has resided in an impressive collection where it has been beautifully preserved and rarely used.

Since its initial restoration in 1999, this car has traveled about 5,000 miles, leaving its next owner the task of getting it out on the road and using the car as it was intended—on fast sweeping roads, where the brilliant dynamic qualities of the 275 GTS really shine. Offered here is an impressively presented, correctly detailed and extremely authentic example of one of the most elegant open sports cars of the 1960s. These cars offer collectors an intoxicating blend of vintage performance, comfort and sophistication that is unique to the Ferrari 275. Such qualities make this GTS an unrivaled choice for long–distance touring events, where the memorable experience of driving a classic Ferrari is unfettered by difficulty of operation, fragile mechanicals and discomfort. It is a truly Grand Touring car in every sense.

2009, September, serviced and detailed including driveshaft alignment, four–wheel alignment, full fluids and five new Michelin XWX tires. Four–day extensive detailing.

2009, September, owned and re–offered for sale by Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

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.