More than $325 Million Sold at 2017 Monterey Car Auctions

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3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Coupe
Sale Price: $14,520,000
Auction: Gooding and Company
As early as 1950 with the 166 MM Berlinetta, Ferrari built competition versions of GT cars for owners who wanted a higher level of performance for the track. For 1965 Ferrari produced three competition cars based on the 275 GTB with lightened chassis, the thinnest possible aluminum bodies and engines based on the mid-engine 250 LM specifications. Two of these cars placed first and third in class at Le Mans, and for 1966 Ferrari produced 12 similar Competizione versions known as the 275 GTB/C. The 275 GTB/C has thinner aluminum, and the side and rear windows are lightweight Perspex. The 3.3-liter V12 engine features high-lift camshafts, competition pistons, redesigned crankshaft and Weber 40 DFI/3 carburetors. Racers bought many 275 GTB/Cs, including chassis 09051 acquired by Renzo Sinibaldi, an amateur racing driver from Rome. In 2004 the car underwent restoration to its original 1966 livery, and it has not been exhibited since 2007.

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