Ferrari 275 GTB/4

The GTB/4 was a hybrid made for two short years from 1966 to 1968. With just 350 built, a mere 27 in right-hand drive, it was not one of Ferrari’s moneymakers. So named for its four camshafts, the GTB still ranks as the finest road car Ferrari produced before Fiat took control of the company.

With fully independent suspension, a five-speed gearbox, and a fetching Pininfarina-designed and Scaglietti-built body, it was the last of the proper Berlinettas. Nimble and compact, with neutral handling and stunning design, this is probably one of the most desirable Ferraris ever made.

THE MECHANICS

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This was Ferrari’s first ever production four-cam V12 engine and their first road-going prancing horse with an independent rear end. The type 226 engine was related to the 330 P2 prototypes of the 1965 racing season. The GTB/4’s chassis is made up of a ladder frame built around two oval-tube members.

A MOTORING BEAUTY

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The GTB/4 is prettier than an E-Type Aston Martin DB4 or Lamborghini Miura. The small trunk, small cockpit, and long nose are classic Pininfarina styling—an arresting amalgam of beauty and brawn. The interior, though, is trimmed in unluxurious vinyl.

S P E C I F I C A T I O N S


MODEL Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (1966–68)

PRODUCTION 350

BODY STYLE Two-seater front-engined coupe.

CONSTRUCTION Steel chassis, aluminium body.

ENGINE 3.3-liter twin overhead-cam dry sump V12.

POWER OUTPUT 300 bhp at 8000 rpm.

TRANSMISSION Five-speed all-synchromesh.

SUSPENSION All-around independent.

BRAKES Four-wheel servo discs.

MAXIMUM SPEED 160 mph (257 km/h)

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