To Auction: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Long Nose’

Mecum Auctions in Monterey will offer this 275/GTB chassis 08603 during their sale on August 18-20.

This offer follows a sale last year of the same car by RM Auctions where sold it for $2,750,000 USD.

Mecum decribe it as:

One of approximately 58 long-nose 275 GTBs incorporating the torque tube and triple Weber dual-choke carburetors, chassis number 08603 was produced for the North American market. It was sold new through Luigi Chinetti’s East Coast dealership and delivered in Rosso Rubino with a Nero interior with full leather seats. In the late 1970s, Bobileff Motorcars of San Diego rebuilt the car’s original engine, transaxle and clutch. After winning third in class at the second annual Vintage Ferrari Concours in Carmel Valley, California, in 1994 it was restored to the original Rosso Rubino. In August 1994, it was shown at the Ferrari Club of America International Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California, where it earned an impressive first in class award before its purchase by an offshore buyer.

Chassis number 08603 returned to the United States in 2015 still wearing the same timeless combination of red over black with Borrani wires. It remains in sensational pristine condition with superb paint, a virtually flawless interior and exceptional mechanical detailing. Importantly, the correct tools and books accompany this matching-numbers jewel.

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