The 275 GTB series was developed by Ferrari as a natural result of the fact that the earlier 250 GT had reached the top of its improvement and development potential. A new series had to be born and the company wanted to build it on its successful tradition of double-purpose racing/sports cars. Consequently, the Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTO) was drew much on the 250 GT and GTO, and it was eventually presented to the world at the 1964 Paris Motor Show.
The model represented the final evolution of the beloved single-overhead-camshaft Colombo short-block design, and it was also the first street Ferrari to boast independent suspensions for all wheels, leading the way for other automotive companies to follow. To achieve ideal weight balance, the gearbox was mounted directly to the rear axle, a practice that eventually became standard in most street Ferraris.
Chassis number 07053 is a beautiful example of the remarkable 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti, and it is worth close to $3 million at auction. Its interior is still in beautiful condition, with clean gauge faces, tight upholstery, and classy wood steering wheel. While there are a few signs of use, there is little actual wear to bother the eye. The car has clearly been very much loved and driven with both passion and care. With only 48,704 miles on the odometer, this beautiful Azzurro over Nero Ferrari is a rare collectible gem.