In the coming weekend a special gem will go to for action at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale event; a unique one-off Ferrari 275 GTB built by Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Carrozzeria Pininfarina and previously owned by founder Battista Pininfarina.
The production model of the 275 GTB was designed by Pininfarina with bodywork built by Scaglietti, but in 1964, Carrozzeria Pininfarina was given two chassis to create the bodywork in Torino. The first served as a prototype. The second, which is chassis #06437 seen here, was used as a show car at the Frankfurt, Torino, Paris, and Brussels auto show. Battista Pininfarina was clearly proud of his own work, as he kept it for his personal use until 1966, shortly before he passed away.
From the bumpers, the grille, the headlamp covers, the door handles, the rear diffuser to the hood design, it is the subtle changes that add up to paint a different picture. The interior also differs to the standard 275 GTB, with specially designed door panels and centre console, leather-trimmed seats and a set of Heuer Rally-Master stopwatches. With an estimate of US$ 8,000,000 to $10,000,000, its value doesn’t have to be explained further.