All good things must come to an end and this is the Grand Finale for Ferrari’s 275 series. Luigi Chinetti formed the North American Racing Team, or NART in 1958 as a factory supported Ferrari racing team. Success on the racetrack led to innovation in Maranello, as the V12 engine was redesigned in 1966. Going from two camshafts to four allowed for more direct operation of the valves and transformed the 275 into a monster at high rpm.
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Initially, Ferrari was hesitant to build a convertible version, but Chinetti knew they would be instant collectibles. They agreed on 25 roadsters but only 10 were built. This car is the final example and the only 275 GTS/4 NART Spider that wasn’t intended for sale through Chinetti’s US dealers.
The last time we saw one of these come up for sale was at RM’s Monterey Auction in 2013. Surpassing all estimates it hammered for over $27 Million. Destined to be the centerpiece of RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monaco event on May 14th, it has the potential to be one of the most expensive transactions in automotive history.
RM Sotheby’s currently has the car at an estimated hammer price of $21,000,000-26,000,000 USD. Stay tuned to Autofluence for updates and auction results from RM.