1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder

The GTB/GTB4 has catapulted in value over the past 18 months and dragged the GTS along with it


Ferrari introduced the 275 GTS at the October 1964 Paris show alongside its sibling, the 275 GTB. The two shared the same chassis and driveline, although the GTS engine was more mildly tuned to give 20 horsepower less than the berlinetta at 600 fewer revolutions. These were Ferrari’s first production cars with all-independent suspension. Built on a 2,400-mm wheelbase, the 275 GTS is responsive and maneuverable, and a contemporary test in Road & Track magazine saw a top speed of 145 mph.
Although Pininfarina designed both cars, Scaglietti built the berlinetta bodies while the visually distinct spyders came from Pininfarina’s own new factory. The 275 GTS’s design is frequently described as “harmonious,” often elaborated with “compact,” and it remains one of the best-integrated and most pleasing designs ever to grace a Ferrari chassis.
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS offered here has been restored to
showroom condition by Black Horse Motors in Southern California, with particular attention paid to its bodywork, paint and details. Winning a Platinum award at the Ferrari Club of North America National Show, this 275 is still in concours quality condition. Finished in red, it has tan leather upholstery and door panels with black interior trim and carpets, and rides on lightweight alloy Borrani wire wheels. It will devour highway miles in comfort, delight its driver on winding mountain roads and cruise with style, the ideal Ferrari for the first-time collector.

Stephen Serio

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Stephen is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. His need to over-indulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more car. Recent garage inhabitants include a Porsche 356A Speedster and 356A European coupe, Ferrari 275 GTS and 246GT, BMW 2002 and a Hudson Hornet. HIs vintage-Porsche-driving wife, Amanda, tolerates this all nicely.

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