This Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale is set to make $35 million at the RM auctions sale in Monterey next month.
RM Auctions believes that when this stunning Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale crosses the block at its Monterey sale next month, it will become the most expensive Ferrari in the world. One of three built in late 1964 / early 1965 to homologate the 275 GTB racer, the Speciale is expected to fetch somewhere in the region of $35 million, which will comfortably eclipse the $25 million paid for the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider in 2013 that stands as the most expensive Ferrari bought in auction.
The Ferrari 275 GTB was created to challenge the Ford GT40 at Le Mans in 1965. Featuring aluminum bodywork, a lighter chassis and a 70-hp more powerful V12 than the stock 275 GTB road car, the 275 GTB/C Speciale was lighter, faster and the first Ferrari to feature independent rear suspension, and is regarded as significantly rarer than its 250 GTO siblings. While this particular model never raced, one of its siblings took third place overall at Le Mans in 1965. Various owners have maintained the matching numbers car in pristine condition since its inception and when the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Specialie goes up for auction on August 15, expect it to smash all existing records.