A Right-Hand Drive Ferrari for sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Rare and vintage Ferraris have the reputation of being the preferred investment cars with the car collectors and Ferrari enthusiasts. We have earlier told you about the most expensive ferraris, featuring a 1963 Ferrari GTO 250 that was sold for $32 million, besides the 1962 Ferrari GTO which recently set a record for being the most expensive car at $35 million. Now, avid Ferrari collectors have an opportunity to buy an open top stunning red Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder with coachwork by Pininfarina, as it’s being offered by acclaimed auctioneer Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed sale to be held on 29th June, for an estimated price of $590,000 – 650,000. Notably, this right-hand drive classic Ferrari of 1960s has an alluring added aspect; it comes duty paid in Hong Kong, which is truly a considerable saving for a Hong Kong buyer. And, being a right-hand drive, the car will certainly appeal to buyers in countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, UK, and Japan.
The Ferrari 275 GTS is a rare car, and even rarer in right hand drive as it’s one of just 19 right-hand built out of 200 examples. Back on July 29th 1965, this particular example was delivered to Colonel Ronnie Hoare’s Maranello Concessionaires and sold a month later to first owner Charles Lucas. But later in 1994, it was acquired by its current owner, a Hong Kong resident.
As described by the auctioneer, the car is in stunning condition and has been extensively restored in the past year or two, and it really does come with all the right credentials, well known provenance from new, long-term ownership advantage, and is also being offered with all the important Ferrari Classiche dossier. Further, this car also has its special toll roll that appear to be rare than the car.
In Ferraris nomenclature of the period a model’s designation reflected an individual cylinder’s cubic capacity, so the newcomer displaced 3.3 liters, up from its predecessor’s 3.0 liters. In standard trim the GTS’s Columbo-type, 60-degree, V12 engine produced 260bhp at 7,000rpm. Also, the 275GTS interior is notable for its generously sized seats and wood veener dashboard, with the latter appearing for the very first time in a Ferrari.
Recently, Ferrari’s worldwide enthusiasts and clients have once again demonstrated their extraordinary generosity, as in an online auction to raise charity funds for the families of earthquake victims in Italy, Ferrari raised a total of $2.4 million, while the Ferrari 599XX Evo was bought by an American collector for $1.75 million.
Update: This right hand drive Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, which was expected to fetch a price of $590,000 to $650,000, got sold for whopping $876,930 at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale.