This Ferrari 275 GTB/2 long-nose for sale with Messina Classics is no ordinary prancing horse, because this car is almost exactly the same as it was when it left Maranello in August 1966, making it perhaps the best-preserved example we’ve seen on the Classic Driver Market.
Finished in Rosso Chiaro with a Rosso Conolly leather interior featuring cloth seat inserts, this torque tube example was imported to the USA by a Ferrari importer in New York, and was sold to its first owner in 1967. This car’s sole custodian kept it in their collection for 54 years, which means it has been spared overhauls and resprays that often occur when such cars enter new ownership. The factory red exterior reflects the influence of the 250 GTO and 250 LM on the 275 GTB, not only in its shape & colours, but also in internal engine parts. We're totally in love with this 275, which retains its factory colour combination and original interior.
In fact, this matching-numbers example is so well preserved that you’ll even find the factory chalk production numbers on the back side of the floor mats. Since leaving its first owner, this car has been respectfully reconditioned and certified, meaning its next custodian can fully enjoy the roar of that oh-so-sweet V12 engine. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: there's no replacement for originality, so if you’re looking for a new crown-jewel to add to your collection, “The Red Diamond” is ready to be enjoyed.