Only 3 Ferrari Competizione Speciales were constructed between November 1964 and the spring 1965. These super lightweight tube frame specials were built with six-carburetor, dry sump engines, and bodywork that, while clearly related to the 275 GTB, was markedly different with a 330 LM Berlinetta-style nose and Lusso-style air intake atop the bonnet. All 3 cars carried different body styling.
 
 
 
In many ways, these racing specials were perhaps the most direct successors to the legendary 250 GTO. They were the last true dual purpose road/race berlinetta cars produced in the great Ferrari tradition.
 
 
 
The cars were simply sensational and praised by journalists and critics the world over.

Continuation Cars by Fine Sports Cars
Each of our continuation cars will carry a hand-crafted all-alloy body constructed in Italy and mechanicals to the exact original factory specifications as the original competitione cars.
 

 
Clients can select from the 3 distinctly different individual body styles.
 
 
 
Ferrari 275 GTB: Forerunner of the GT Racer
For the 1964 season a replacement of the 250 GTO was planned to race in the GT class. Ferrari's first bid was the mid-engined 250 LM, but due to the limited numbers built, the FIA refused to homologate it for GT-racing. The limited time available forced Enzo Ferrari to continue racing with a slightly revised version of the GTO. When Ferrari finally launched a replacement for the 250 GTO, the 275 GTB, it was only logical that the new GT racer would be derived from this model.  
One prototype and three special lightweight racers were constructed, but faced homologation difficulties; the cars low weight compared to the road cars was the biggest problem. After the weight was increased considerably, the cars were homologated late in 1965.
 

 
The 275 GTB speciales we have selected to offer our clients are each unique and developed for competition s/n 06701 – 06885 – 07185.

Weight and Speed
Mauro Forghieri was directed to design the 275 GTB race cars. The cars had much less weight and a higher speed than a standard 275 GTB. They were called “competitizone speciales” as the CSI and the FIA rules did not admit cars with less than 5% weight or more than 5% power than regular standard cars. Upon first glace, some of Forghieri's body modifications are apparent: the front of the car lends traits from the 330 LMB including a small front intake and oversize fenders to accommodate wider wheels. What isn't instantly apparent is the 10 percent reduction in overall size, or the 21 gauge alloy body. Like the body, chassis arrangements focus on reduced weight. A smaller diameter chassis is used and, like the GTO, has a separate structure to support the roof and body. Furthermore much of the tubes and chassis details are drilled, the interior is completely stripped and magnesium is used for various engine and transaxle castings to reduce weight.
 
 
Powering the Speciale is a modified version of the 275 engine which is almost a six carb version of the 250 LM unit with a dry sump.
 

 
As a completed car, Ferrari had produced a 275 that was too reminiscent of the 250 GTO project. Even the FIA was convinced of this fact, and they refused to homologate the car as a GT contender because it was 500 lbs lighter than the road-going GTB. This angered Enzo Ferrari and after threats of abandoning GT motor sport, a middle ground was met. With some reluctance, the GTB was homologated mid-season, albeit with ballast weight that put it at 2156 lbs.

Many Class Victories Scored
The highlight of the racing career for these cars came at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. At this event, a yellow GTB/C Speciale, chassis #6885 was prepared by Ferrari for the team Ecurie Francorchamps from Belgium. While the Cobras and prototype entrants took the lead from the start, the 275 was more reliable and was in third place by the morning. During the very hot day, the car was overheating and leading the GT class in front of five Cobras. A quick decision was made to cut open a hole in the front of the car and, aside from hampering aerodynamics, the cooling problems were alleviated. After 24 hours, the car placed third overall and first in the GT class, marking the first racing victory for the 275 GTB, and its first race as a GT class contender.
 


On the track the 275 GTB/C proved to be a true heir to the 250 GTO throne. Many class victories were scored and 275 GTB/C’s were successfully campaigned in the USA up until 1975. Built for endurance racing, it beat many much faster prototype GT racers on reliability.
 

 
Often Referred to as the 1965 250 GTO
This very limited series of Ferrari racing GT cars have often been referred to as the 1965 250 GTO and is “the car” to have for any historic racing event and the ultimate Ferrari GT racing car addition to any historic race team or Ferrari collection.
 

This is a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to take delivery of a unique car that was produced in very limited numbers, has a timeless design, a Le Mans a race pedigree, and historical significance. Each car will be hand-crafted in our Italian workshops by local artisans to the original factory specifications. These automobiles are being constructed using the customers Ferrari donor automobile, or a Ferrari donor car from our inventory.

Current Value of an Original 250 GTB Competizione Speciale:
$26 million (chassis 06701)
RM Auctions 2014
 

 
It is now possible, for a fraction of the cost of an original car, to enjoy driving a legendary sports racing car on the world’s historic race circuits, surrounded by other cars no less mythical. Fine Sports Cars automobiles can be used in competition at selected vintage events, or registered for road use.
 
 
If your car is intended for use in vintage racing events, FIA Certification can be arranged on special request. Fine Sports Cars provides enthusiasts and collectors with faithful and accurate renditions of the world's rarest legendary cars.

Please contact us for to discuss the current price of the above car that will meet your requirements.
 

Fine Sports Cars' documentation includes:
• An original chassis plate and door plate from the donor car
• A personalized numbered chassis plate
• A numbered door plate detailing the place of origin and the manufacturer
• A signed certificate of authenticity which documents the place of manufacture, the originality of the donor car, and the history of the car model
• A complete list of specifications and parts

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