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Ferrari 275 GTB/C and Shortnose

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What would you rather own?

  1. 275 GTB/C Speciale

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  2. 250 GTO

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  1. Dominic Maddison

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    Ferrari 275 GTB/C and Shortnose discussion!
     
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    Shortnose was my first Ferrari. Bought it in 1973 for $6500. Traded it in 1975 for a Daytona. Wish I still had them both. Back then they were just old cars.
     
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    #4 miurasv, Jun 3, 2018
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    275 GTB 07173. Not an original 275 GTB/C though it is said to have been rebuilt to comp specs. Whether it has been rebodied in alloy I do not know.
     
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    The car was rebuilt to GTB/C spec in 2000 after being "burnt to the ground" in 1999, however they didn't include the 3 vents which is weird considering it must have been a complete rebuild.
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    this car was up for sale with talacrest 5 years ago and is an original GTB/C
     
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    wow, wish I was able to spend time a bit of time with those cars! looking back at it which car would you say you had a better time owning/driving?
     
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    I wonder if the body is alloy too? There's quite a bit of BS on the net about this car with claims that it is one of 12 comp 275s and the only RHD. It is not a 275 GTB/C. I wonder also where the misinformation came from?
     
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    Probably James Martin trying to increase the perceived value of his car, but that's me being a bit pessimistic :)
     
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    Again this is not 275 GTB/C but one of the ten 275 Cliente Competizione cars.
     
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    The 275 GTB/C has some markers than identify it relative to a long nose GTB - slightly fuller fenders at the rear at least to fit the wider M-series Dunlop racing tires, and the filler door in the right fender top for I think the dry-sump tank.
     
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    Ferrari made 2 series of the 275 GTB Competizione. There are (as you mentioned) 10 series 1 cars which are alloy bodied shortnose 6 carb cars and then a further 12 series 2 cars which as you said are "indistinguishable from 275 GTB torque-tube series". I was aware of the two defferent models however I assumed they were just just called GTB/C series 1 and GTB/C series 2. Thanks for the information :)
     
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    To me it just looks like a standard 275 GTB Short Nose with bumpers removed and a non original outside filler cap which is in the wrong place for it to be a Competizione Clienti car. The rear vents which were added later aren't the same as on a Competizione Clienti car either. Both sets of wheels are wrong too.

    As well as the differences lancia listed 275 GTB/C has 15" instead of 14" outside lace comp Borranis apart from 1, maybe 2 cars, that were built for the road and had alloy wheels.
     
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    I was referring to the style, it is evocative of a Clienti comp. car.
     
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    OK.
     
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    My recollection of the comp cars is that they had the additional 3 vents behind the rear wheels, and 6 carbs with curved rear facing velocity stacks. Saw1 at the Vintage Car store in Nyack, N.Y. In the late sixties or early seventies.
    FWIW kept the Daytona over 30 years. Loved the 275 but spent too much time chasing rust issues so got fed up and traded.
    Used to drive up to see the cars at Bob Grossman’s store in Nyack.
    On the lot then (mid-sixties) he had a series 1 GTO for $6000, some 250 SWB Berlinettas for $3000 and a SWB California for about $3000.
    As I said, just old cars then.
     
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    The 1966 long nose 275 GTB/C had the rear facing velocity stacks, but due to a homologation paperwork error they only had 3, not 6 carbs. The short nose Competizione Clienti 275 GTBs had the 3 vents behind the rear wheels, but perhaps you saw a 275 Speciale too.
     
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    Along time ago and may well have had 3 carbs as you suggested. Remember it was in the basement getting an oil change. As I recall to my shock Quaker State straight 40 Wt.
     
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    Must say I still marvel at the shear beauty of a 275 GTB.
     
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    275 GTB/C 09051. Gooding pic.


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  24. Doctor Mark

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    Thank you for updating my foggy memory
     
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