A classic Ferrari which sits “towards the top of the pyramid” of Italian cars is expected to sell for more than £4 MILLION at auction.
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is one of just 12 ever built and is regarded as the most original of its type in existence.
It was built as a road-going race car, with the ‘C’ standing for Competizione.
But while the others were raced early and often crashed after being thrashed around the likes of Le Mans, this model wasn’t.
The stunning Ferrari, known as 09067, avoided competition in its early years and, as a result of not being crashed, is an unmolested, original model.
It is powered by a 3.3-litre V12 engine which develops a whopping 272bhp, revving all the way up to 7,700rpm.
The result is a stunning 1960s Ferrari capable of more than 165mph.
This model has been owned by Hong Kong businessman for the past 20 years, but it has spent its time in London.
The owner has now decided to sell the Ferrari and he has entered it into RM Auctions’ Monaco sale next month.
RM Auctions say the car “sits near the top of the pyramid” of Ferraris.
This is thanks to its stunning Pininfarina design, Scaglietti build, breathtaking performance and rarity.
It is expected to sell for in excess of £4 million – the same as 400 Ford Fiestas and 25 ‘average’ homes sold in England and Wales.
The Ferrari is still in its original combination of Rosso Chiaro over the original Nero leather interior, and it has seen careful preservation and care for its entire life.
As a result, the car “would surely be welcome at concours lawns around the world”, according to the auction house.
Marcel Massini, a noted Ferrari historian, described the ‘C’ model as “the must have” of 275 GTBs.
He said: “These 1966 275 GTB/Cs with their all alloy super lightweight paper thin body, special engines, are considered the ultimate version of the 275 GTBs.
“This is a unmolested and correct example, totally authentic and comes from an excellent home.”
The Ferrari will be sold on May 10, in Monaco.