Hit your Ferrari arousal button! Hit it again! A rare Ferrari 275 NART Spider is about to roll into the public arena.
It’s gorgeous, it’s rare … it’s going to fetch a mint!
Only 10 of these drop-top Ferrari 275 were ever made. The idea for this marvelous version came from Luigi Chinetti, the sole US distributor who figures into so many Ferrari tales.
Look at those power-hungry headlights! The 275 is not just luscious but seductively proportioned. It gained some Steve McQueen cache by costarring with Steve in the Thomas Crown Affair.
The Ferrari 275 coming to auction at RM Sotheby’s in May is in a tasteful dark red, a rich departure from the boisterous bright of Ferrari red. Though it has an after-market hue, take comfort in knowing this car is fully numbers-matched. It retains the 300-horsepower Colombo V12 it received at the Maranello factory.
Some predict it’s going to take $26 million for this Ferrari booty.
Puzzled by NART? It stands for North American Racing Team. And in fact – in its maiden race – the NART spider finished second in class in the 1967 Sebring 12 Hours.
CHECK OUT the print by Roger Hector of the face of a sultry Ferrari 275.