- 1 of 330 275 GTB/4 made
- Part of the famous "White Collection"
- Ready to tour or event
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 1966, the 275 GTB/4 (or 4-cam) used the same basic platform as the early 275 GTB with mostly mechanical improvements. The Scaglietti-built bodywork was largely the same as the series II "long-nose" 275 GTB, with the most visible difference being an added hood bulge with creased edges. Campagnolo magnesium alloy wheels sized 14x7 were standard equipment, while traditional Borrani wire wheels were a special-order option.
The engine was the Tipo 226 3285.72 cc Colombo V12, derived from the earlier Tipo 213 275 engine with two valves per cylinder, but now upgraded with four overhead camshafts and six Weber 40 DCN carburetors as standard. This engine produced a claimed 300 hp. In a departure from previous Ferrari designs, the valve angle was reduced three degrees to 54° for a more-compact head. The dual camshafts also allowed the valves to be aligned perpendicular to the camshaft instead of offset as in SOHC engines. The engine used a dry-sump lubrication system with a large 16 litre capacity.
Improvements from the series II 275 GTB were carried over to the 275 GTB/4, including the torque tube connecting the engine and transmission. In addition to the upgraded engine, the 275 GTB/4 had several minor improvements to the cooling system, exhaust and suspension.
The 275 GTB/4 had a claimed top speed of 268 km/h (166.5 mph).
A total of 330 were produced from 1966 to 1968.
1967 - Delivered new to Di Gianni in Italy, this car was publicly seen with it's next Italian owner Sergio Cassano in 1983 at the Ferrari Days event in Modena.
2008 - Acquired by Talacrest following a nut and bolt restoration by Bob Houghton. Chris Evans subsequently bought the car who then commissioned new paint and trim, finishing the car in white with blue trim as part of his iconic "White Collection."
Talacrest was instrumental in putting this collection together for Chris and this car was displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2009 and 2010.
#09669 was part of the Magnificent 7 charity runs, where Chris auctioned off drives in the cars to raise over £1m for BBC Children in Need.
Always beautifully maintained without care for expense, this well known example of the legendary 4 cam model, drives beautifully and is ready to tour or event with it's next custodian.
There are numerous images on the web of the car at various events during Chris' tenure and the video below discussing the White Collection features 09969.