When it comes to rare classic cars, it seems like the ante is constantly being upped. Just when you think a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso or an Aston Martin DB4 set some record, another car shows up and the well-heeled collectors are there to put up top dollar for such rare vehicles.
In late 1964 and early in ’65, Ferrari built just three of the 275 GTB Speciales, as race homologation one-offs. Many race series require a certain amount of road versions of a car to be built in order to clear it for racing (aka. to “Homologate,” which in Italian is “Omoligato.”
That is the “O” in GTO). As such the GTB Speciale featured lightweight bodywork and was the first Ferrari to feature independent rear suspension. In essence, it was the evolution of the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO.
If the GTB Speciale sells for anything close to what RM suggests, it will surpass the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider, which sold for £16 million ($27.2 million) in 2013.
We will know for sure what happens to the Speciale when it crosses the block at the RM Auctions in Monterey, which starts August 15.