1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’

Only ten Ferrari 275s officially came from the Ferrari factory in spyder configuration. These were all made for Luigi Chinetti who was Ferrari’s North American Importer at the time.

Chinetti recognized the need for an alternative to the luxurious 330 GTS and reluctantly convinced Ferrari to deliver his own ‘NART Spyder’.

Chinetti first got the idea for the car at the Paris Motor Show when the 275 GTB/4 was shown. Ferrari at first denied his request to built a factory spider, but after talking to Sergio Scaglietti who manufactured the 275 bodies, Ferrari was finally convinced. Chinetti named the car after his North American Racing Team (NART) which contested all the top races in US and abroad.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’

Initially, Chinetti ordered 25 cars which were executed by the experienced craftsman at Sergio Scaglietti’s workshops. Although the chassis of the 275 relied on the body for rigidity no additional bracing was introduced with the NART Spyder.

In the end, Ferrari only shipped 10 Spyders to Chinetti and they were all sold through his eastern USA dealership. The first of these cars came with aluminum body and was immediately put into race duty to promote the model. After the race, Chinetti had a hard time selling the cars and had to sell the final few at a marked discount.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’

Feature Car

Our feature car is chassis 10709 and was purchased new by Eddie Smith Sr., of North Carolina. He carefully and respectfully kept the car for his life until his passing in 2007. In the 1980s it was painted from its original hue of Azzurro Metallizzato to resale red.

In 2013, RM Auctions sold 10709 for the Smith family with all the proceeds benefitting charity. It sold for $27,500,000 USD which was a record for a motorcar at auction.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’ Gallery

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In Detail

type Limited Production Car
built at Maranello, Italy
body stylist Pininfarina
coachbuilder Scaglietti
production 10
price $ $ 14,400
predeccesor 1960 Ferrari 250 California SWB Spyder
succeccesor 2009 Ferrari California
engine 54 Degree V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
displacement 3286 cc / 200.5 in³
bore 77.0 mm / 3.03 in
stroke 58.8 mm / 2.31 in
compression 9.8:1
power 223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 91.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 269.3 bhp per tonne
torque 294.21 nm / 217.0 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
body / frame Steel over Steel tube Frame
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
wheel type Light Alloy Slotted
front tires 205R-14
rear tires 205R-14
front brakes Dunlop Solid Discs
rear brakes Dunlop Solid Discs
front wheels F 35.6 x 17.8 cm / 14.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 17.8 cm / 14.0 x 7.0 in
steering Worm & Roller
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coaxial Coil Springs, Koni dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coaxial Coil Springs, Koni dampers
curb weight 1114 kg / 2456 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1402 mm / 55.2 in
rear track 1417 mm / 55.8 in
length 4409 mm / 173.6 in
width 1725 mm / 67.9 in
height 1245 mm / 49.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.076:1, 2.119:1, 2.572:1, 1.250:1, 1.038:1
final drive 3.555:1
top speed ~249.4 kph / 155 mph

Auction Results

1072681-1024

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’ 10709 – sold for $27,500,000 Single-ownership from new. Purchased new by Eddie Smith Sr., of North Carolina. Matching-numbers, fully restored example. One of only 10 highly desirable N.A.R.T. Spiders ever built. Proceeds to benefit charity. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions

389531

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Alloy Spyder 09437 – 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Alloy Spyder. Upon delivery it was immediately prepared with a roll-bar for race duty and first contested the Sebring 12 Hours with drivers Denise McCluggage and Marianne ‘Pinkie’ Rollo behind the wheel. They had a tiny crew and limited equipment, but after 12 hours, the 275 endured, and finished just half a lap behind the class-winning Shelby Mustang. A fantastic finish for a showroom-stock Ferrari, albeit with a 330 bhp competition engine. Not long afterward the car was freshened by Chinetti then displayed as the cover car on Road & Track’s September 1967 issue. Auction Source: 2005 Monterey Events