1964→1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

1964→1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

Built as Ferraris Cabriolet, the 275 GTS replaced the 250 Series II Cabriolet in 1964 at the Paris Motor Show. New to the car was an updated body by Pininfarina and 3.3-liter engine which it shared with the 275 GTB ‘Berlinetta.’

A new 3.3-liter version of the Colombo V12 engine called the Tipo 213 was developed. Producing a capable 260 bhp, it could power the luxurious cabriolet to around 150 mph.

The chassis was thoroughly revised to include four-wheel independent suspension. Double wishbones were implemented at all four corners as were disc brakes.

Only 200 examples of the GTS were built in a quick two year production. Many of these ended up in the California market.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1964 – 1966
built at Maranello, Italy
body stylist Pininfarina
coachbuilder Pininfarina
production 200
price $ $ 14,500
engine Tipo 213 V12
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain SOHC
displacement 3286 cc / 200.5 in³
bore 77.0 mm / 3.03 in
stroke 58.8 mm / 2.31 in
compression 9.2:1
engine designer Gioacchino Colombo
power 193.9 kw / 260.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 79.12 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 193.6 bhp per tonne
torque 273.9 nm / 202.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Steel Body over Tipo 563 Steel Chassis
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 205GR14
rear tires 205HR14
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
steering Worm & Roller
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 1343 kg / 2960 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1377 mm / 54.2 in
rear track 1392 mm / 54.8 in
length 4351 mm / 171.3 in
width 1674 mm / 65.9 in
height 1311 mm / 51.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.08:1, 2.12:1, 1.57:1, 1.25:1, 1.04:1
final drive 3.30:1
top speed ~233.4 kph / 145.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~18.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.7 seconds

Auction Sales History


1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 07559 – sold for $1,925,000 One of Approximately 200 Built. Just Two Owners since 1969 Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Recent Engine Rebuild. Presented in Rare, Original “Swaters Blue” Finish.
Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company


1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 07449 – sold for $1,595,000 One of Only 200 Examples Built. Upgraded in Period with 6-Carb Setup. Offered from Continuous 45-Year Ownership. Recent Mechanical Attention Performed by John Hajduk’s Motorkraft. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company


1966 Ferrari 275 GTS 08313 – did not sell for $2,365,000 One of the all-time road going Ferraris; one of 200 built. Fresh restoration by Ferrari specialists Patrick Ottis and Brian Hoyt. Long-term German and American history. Wonderful colors and presentation.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS 07805 – sold for $1,760,000 Two owners from new; current ownership for 37 years. Original paint and interior. Under 24,000 original miles. Decades of enjoyment by a true enthusiast. An incredibly original “once-in-a-lifetime” 275 GTS.
Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS 08353 – sold for $1,485,000 One of 200 produced; the fifth from last example built. Finished in incredibly rare Grigio Fumo. Originally delivered through Luigi Chinetti Motors. Showing less than 12,000 original miles. Recipient of a fresh restoration by marque specialists.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
The Bruxelles Motor Show 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 07799 – sold for $1,045,000 Delivered new as factory show car in Oro Chiaro over Rosso Scuro. Exceptionally well presented example with matching numbers engine. Prominent ownership history and kept by first owner for 34 years. One of Ferrari’s best driving open top road cars. Documented history by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 07189

The 275 GTS offered here is presented in Oro Chiaro with Nero Franzi interior and equipped with factory fog lamps, exactly as it was when delivered by German importers, Auto Becker, to its original owner in the Augsburg area. It was offered for sale locally in November 1967, and by the early 1970s, it was in the hands of British enthusiasts, first Adrian D. Hall, of London, and later H. Richard Chew, a British diplomat who took the car with him to his station near Washington, D.C. Accordingly, it was advertised in Virginia in 1976 and sold to Robert Taylor, of California, prior to its return to Italy in 1980. Following ownership by Bruno Bagnoli, of Livorno, this well-travelled Ferrari made its way to England with Martin Lange, of Guildford, Surrey, and then it came into the care of a well-known collector and a historic racer, Julia and Francesco Baldanza, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Auction Source: 2013 Villa d’Erba Auction by RM

1966 Ferrari 275 GTS 08005 – sold for $1,127,500 One of Only 200 Examples Built over a Two-Year Period. Believed to be a Long-Term West Coast Car. Beautifully Restored, Matching-Numbers Example. First in Class at the Ferrari 60th Anniversary Concours at Fiorano. Two-Time FCA 99+ Point Platinum Award Winner. Certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department. Offered with Tool Roll, Manuals, Borrani Wire Wheels, and Red Book. Documented by Marque Historian Marcel Massini.
Auction Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1965 Ferrari 275GTS Spyder Coachwork by Pininfarina 06977 – sold for €500,000 Refinished in yellow and with its interior re-trimmed in black, the car is described by the vendor as in generally fine condition and will be presented for sale fresh from servicing and detailing by marque specialists (invoice available). Offered with Massini Report and current MoT, ‘06977’ represents a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of what many consider the most elegant of all spyder Ferraris.
Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 07227

Complete recent restoration at Ferrari factory in Maranello. Complete with books and tools. The 52nd of only 200 examples built, this is an excellent opportunity for any Ferrari collector to acquire a 275 GTS restored by none other than the experts from Maranello.
Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey


1966 Ferrari 275 GTS 07655

According to factory paperwork, the example offered here, s/n 07655, was completed in July 1965 and imported new in autumn of that year to the United States by Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut. By August 1966, it was owned by one Mr. Petrascoro of New Jersey before eventually coming under the ownership of Steve Saunders of Illinois in the 1980s, having since been repainted red and fitted with a tan leather interior. Advertised for sale in 1989, it had received a new beige top and its transaxle, heads, and clutch were rebuilt. Showing just 19,000 miles, it was sold in 1990 to William Jacobs, also of Illinois, before being acquired by the previous owner in the late 1990s with the same general mileage, complete with its tools and books, and advertised as a former class winner at the Ferrari National meet.

Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction


1965 Ferrari 275 GTS

At present, the dashing Spyder shows approximately 28,000 miles, and retains its U.S. and U.K. registration plates. It is presented in excellent overall cosmetic and mechanical condition, remaining highly presentable and particularly well suited for continued open-air driving enjoyment. Characterized by the wonderful sounds of the legendary Colombo V12 engine, superb balance, and great style, the driving pleasures afforded by this 275 GTS are unsurpassed. One of an estimated 200 examples originally produced, this handsome, well-documented, and professionally maintained car exemplifies the Ferrari gran turismo spirit.

Auction Source: 2008 RM Automobiles of London