Rare and limited edition Ferraris are always a special, and just like wine, it gets better when it’s aged. Case in point, this ‘3 units only’ handbuilt 275 GTB/C Speciale. It was auctioned for less than £1million in the mid-1990s, but today it’s valued at a whopping £20million when it goes on auction in California. If you allow math to do the work, that’s 18 units of LaFerrari for a price of this classic and rare Ferrari.
Originally built in 1965 to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this lightweight car can reach a top speed of 272km/h which was unheard of back then. The car is powered by a lightweight 3.3 liter V12, mated with six Weber carburetors, producing around 320bhp. Also, judging by its look, it could rival Aston Martin’s DB5 in terms of aesthetics.
This unique Ferrari was first owned by a businessman who drove it as a road car before selling it on to its next owner. That owner meanwhile kept and maintained the vehicle for 25 years before selling it to Ferrari collector, Brandon Wang. The car appeared at events such as the International Festival at Goodwood, Tutte Le Ferrari in Mugello and the 1997 Tour Auto. The car was then restored to its original two-tone silver and gray color scheme before it was sold to the current owner.
All eyes will be on this Ferrari during the auction in Monterey, California over the weekend of August 15-16.
[Source: RM Auctions]