From the list of this 1960s Ferrari Race car 275 GTB:
A very special Ferrari 275 GTB/2 cam with factory alloy body – the car was delivered new to France in 1965 and at the beginning of the 70’s the car was sold to Fernand di Maria who used the car enthusiastically on a number of Ferrari France Club events – after which the car was looked after in the Marin/Pozzi Collection for years.
This car has full documented provenance and is well known as the cover car in a Ferrari book by Antoine Prunet – where the car is extensively featured with it’s old registration K 94 under Di Maria’s ownership. In addition the car is featured in the Jess Pouret book about the 275.
For the 1965 racing season, 4 lightweight 275 GTB Competizione Speciales were built and equipped with 250 LM engines.
For the 1966 season, Ferrari decided to build 12 lightweight 275 GTB/C cars, they were constructed between the end of the 275 two-cam production run and the start of the 275 four-cam production run; even though they very much resembled the road-going 275 GTB, not one body panel was the same and underneath very little of the road car remained.
Mauro Forghieri designed a special super-lightweight steel and aluminium version of the 275 GTB chassis. A regular suspension was fitted, but it was made slightly stiffer by the addition of extra springs. Scaglietti bodied the chassis with an ultra thin aluminum body; the panels were about half as thick as the ones used on the GTO and the Cobra – even leaning on the 275 GTB/C would dent the body; the entire rear section was reinforced by fiberglass to prevent it from flexing at the slightest impact. In all, this focus on saving weight made a difference of over 150 kg (331 lb) compared to the alloy bodied road cars.
At least two prototypes of this model were built in 1965. The story goes that the bodywork, created as always by Pininfarina, was supposed to have been for the new berlinetta. However, Enzo Ferrari scotched the proposal and the cars already built were initially put into storage. They were later reworked and lightened to make them more suitable for racing and went on to take part in the Targa Florio, the 1000 km at the Nürburgring and the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1965.
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