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As Ferrari’s last dual-purpose grand touring model, the four-cam 275 GTB/4 is the most potent and highly developed evolution of the legendary 275 series. Debuted at the October 1966 Paris Salon, the 275 GTB/4 featured unprecedented competition specifications for road cars—even those from Ferrari—with a DOHC V-12 powerplant rated at 300 HP and equipped with dry-sump oiling and six twin-choke Weber carburetors. Just 330 were produced, and this example, Chassis No. 09495, clearly benefits from the maintenance and care of noted collectors and restorers throughout its lifetime, with excellent history compiled and documented by marque experts Tony Willis and Marcel Massini.
Originally, this 275 GTB/4 was purchased by Giuseppe Pagni—an ex-AC Milan and Fanfulla footballer residing in Milan—for 6.5 million Italian Lire through the official Ferrari dealer M.G. Crepaldi Automobili. Ferrari Classiche documentation confirms that during Pagni’s ownership, Chassis 09495 returned to the Ferrari Factory, where the engine block was replaced with a new, unused unit and stamped for classification purposes with the correct number pertaining only to this vehicle. Believed one of only two Tipo 226 V-12 engines assembled by Ferrari as spare units, this replacement engine was installed at the Factory in the late 1960s.
The car left Italy in 1971 to reside in the U.S. until 1979, when it returned to Europe and was registered in Switzerland to noted dealer and collector Albrecht Guggisberg of Oldtimer-Garage Ltd., who drove 09495 at the Grand Prix of Gollion, Switzerland, in 1987. A longtime presence in the collector car world, Guggisberg owned many of the important examples over the years and had a particularly keen interest in Ferrari. At this time, Oldtimer-Garage was a veritable Mecca for enthusiasts, and many other industry players relied on Guggisberg for his knowledge and technical expertise.
Guggisberg retained 09495 until 2002, when he sold the Ferrari to Gaspare Barresi, a businessman based in Bern, Switzerland. Upon delivery, he commissioned a full restoration by SD Autocostruzioni in Torino, Italy, where it was refinished in red over tan and retrofitted with a cleverly hidden air conditioning system. He campaigned 09495 at the Montreux Grand Prix races in July 2006, where he earned a third-place podium.
In August 2011, the 275 GTB/4 passed through UK classic-vehicle dealer Tom Hartley to Matthew Munson, who registered it on English plates and had it refinished in Grigio Ferro (Gunmetal Grey) at XK Engineering, followed by an interior retrim in Bordeaux leather by the legendary Luppi of Modena and further refurbishment at UK restorer Bob Houghton, with all work completed during the last quarter of 2011. Certification by Ferrari Classiche was awarded in June 2013, with Factory Certificate of Authenticity #267 F issued, confirming the Tipo 226 engine fitted by the factory during the late 1960s (Internal No. 1572) and its serial-number stamping.
Following its Ferrari Classiche certification, Munson sold 09495 to Graeme Earl, who enjoyed the car for a few years before selling it in late 2017 to Tom Walduck. A prolific collector of the greatest sports cars, Walduck participated in the Mille Miglia and numerous editions of the Cento Ore and Tour Auto classic rallies. Following Walduck’s passing in September 2018, the Ferrari was acquired by its most recent owner and in September 2020, it was shown at the Hampton Court Concours d’Elegance, followed in May 2021 by display at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance at Blenheim Palace.
Unquestionably rare and desirable as a pristine example of the ultimate 275 GTB evolution, 09495 is simply outstanding throughout and retains exceptionally original integrity. Accompanying items include its original tool roll, a full set of books/manuals and, of course, its corresponding Ferrari Classiche Red Book. As offered, 09495 offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored example of one of Ferrari’s ultimate Enzo Ferrari-era V-12 Sports/GT cars with outstanding provenance and fabulous presentation.