This original 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose just sold for insane money.
Online shopping can get you into trouble worryingly quickly. It's as easy as one or two clicks to add some appealing item you don't actually need to your cart, with buyer's remorse usually only kicking in when it's too late to change your mind.
Well, we certainly hope that the person who bought a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose for a record $3.08 million at an online auction didn't make their decision on a whim. The 275 GTB in question has now become the most expensive car ever sold via an online auction. Its price is equivalent to around nine brand new Ferrari 812 Superfasts.
Fittingly, Ferrari replaces itself on this list because a 2003 Enzo that fetched $2.64 million just months ago was the previous titleholder.
What makes the 275 GTB so special? Well, the example seen here is said to be one of the last two-cam 275 GTBs to be built, according to the Gooding & Company listing. It was fitted with an enhanced torque tube driveshaft along with a high-performance six-carburetor intake, making it one of under 40 examples to be equipped with these extras. Painted in Bianco (white) paint, the competition-style fuel filler cap is another rare detail to set this 275 apart.
The light-hued exterior contrasts beautifully with the beige leather upholstery. Kept in original form, the cabin features a Jaeger chronograph clock and a Blaupunkt radio system. Originally delivered in Italy, the speedometer markings are in kilometers-per-hour and the thin-rimmed steering wheel is in stark contrast to the smaller-diameter wheels used today. Under the hood rests a V12 engine.
This 275 GTB was sold to its original owner in Genova, Italy. It stayed in the country through 1969 before being acquired by a North American distributor in Connecticut. It later made its way to a private collector who resided in New Mexico.
Over the last 30 or so years, the Ferrari has hardly been driven, which explains its exceptional condition. An original mileage of around 50,000 miles is indicated, and the car was sold with ownership/registration records and even a history report put together by Marcel Massini, a Ferrari historian.
Although falling slightly short of the maximum estimate of $3,250,000, this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose is nevertheless a worthy record-holder.