Ferrari 275 GTS RHD
1 of 14 RHD Ferrari 275 GTS finished in the original combination of Azzuro over Nero. Previously owned by Eric Clapton and complete with Ferrari Classiche.
Revealed at the 1964 Paris Salon, the Ferrari 275 GTS was launched along side its Berlinetta sibling, carrying the same 3.3-litre V12 Colombo mounted in the front of a beautifully scultped drop-top Pininfarina body.
Replacing the 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, the 275 GTS was produced in limited numbers, mainly destined for the USA, with only 200 units being made in a short production run.
Even more exclusive than this, are the extremely rare Right Hand Drive examples of the 275 GTS, of which only 14 were produced and we are incredibly proud to be offering one of the finest examples today.
Produced in August 1966, this 275 GTS was delivered to Chinetti Motors in the USA and is one of 5 or 6 cars to have received their 6 carb updates in period. Further, this incredibly special example was reportedly first supplied to Jayne Mansfield, one of the most iconic figures of the 1950s.
Celebrity ownership of this car was not confined to period, as this 275 GTS has also enjoyed being part of Eric Clapton's impressive collection of Ferraris. In fact the rock star commissioned a full bare metal respray on the car in 2007, returning the car to its original combination of Azzuro Metallizato over Nero.
In more recent times, we have had the honour of looking after the vehicle in our workshops, returning the car back to the 3 carb configuation in which it would have left the factory. In addition, the car has recently gained Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it is a full matching numbers example and also serves to clarify that the colour combination is as it left the factory.
The Ferrari 275 GTS has been one of the fastest appreciating cars of the last 24 months and looks set to continue in this trend, not only due to its fantastic looks, but also due to exclusivity and driving pleasure.
It is extremely rare that a RHD example comes on to the market, with the majority being part of some of the finest collections, meaning that the car presented here today is a unique opportunity to not only invest in car of great provenance, but also one of the rarest and finest 60s Ferraris ever made.