Friday, 4 December 2015

Friday's Ferrari

Here's one of the 32 cars in a special Ferrari display at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It's a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, and this is what the programme of the event said about this car:

15      275 GTB/C
Front engined V12; 3.3 litres; 280bhp at 7500rpm; Independent
suspension all round double wishbones/coil springs. Ferrari built
11 275 GTB/C's in 1966. They had dry sump engines very close in
build to those of the 250LM's but with 3 carburettors instead of 6.
Scaglietti built special lightweight aluminium bodies - 1mm thick -
for these cars. Started with Maranello Concessionaires. 1st in 
class/8th overall, Le Mans 1966 (Roy Pike/Piers Courage). To Paul
Vestey later in year, 6th overall at Montlhery 1966 (Vestey/Gaspar).
14th overall, 1st in class Monza 1000 Kms 1967 (Vestey/Gaspar).

The car is serial number 09035 66 and in 1992 was owned by Lord Beaverbrook.

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