The Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione was launched in 1966 with a single purpose: to win the GT class in endurance racing. For this reason, the Italian brand produced a total of 12 275 GTB Competizione with lighter chassis, two larger fuel tanks and a new V12 engine with a capacity of 3.3 liters which yielded more than 300 hp.
The car will be auctioned on January 15 by Bonhams, it is the No. 11 275 GTB Competizione with a numbered chassis 09079. It was sold to Swiss Georges Filipinetti who in 1967 participated and won in the car’s category at the 24 hours of Le Mans . Two years later it, the team got the win in both the 1000 km of Spa-Francochamps and in the 500 kilometers of Imola.
When the racing career of the car came to a close, the 275 GTB Competizione changed hands several times and was restored in the late 80s. Of course the extensive restoration was done with the original specs construction and took the stamp of authenticity of the Ferrari Classiche department.