We are pleased to announce the addition of 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC s/n 08457 to our stock. This Ferrari is very unique in that the chassis is Ferrari factory stamped 275 GTC, not 275 GTB or 275 GTB/C. This is a purpose built race car for endurance racing, and has a longnose, torque tube, 3 carbs, and a steel body. 275 GTC s/n 08457 raced at the Nürburgring 1000 Km race in June of 1966 finishing 1st in class (GT over 2 litres) and again at the Nürburgring 1000 Km race in May of 1967, but DNFed with a tire failure. Then it was sold to a collector in the US, where it was stored for the next twenty years.
275 GTC s/n 08457 was restored from the frame up by GT Motors in 1999. Since its rebuild, 08457 has competed in a number of Historic Events including the 2000 and 2001 North American Historic Ferrari–Maserati Challenge, the 2002 Le Mans Classic, the 2003 Le Mans Legends, and the 2003 Tour de España. 275 GTC s/n 08457 is eligible for almost any event on the planet, from the Tour de France to the Le Mans Classic, to the North American and European Shell Historic Ferrari–Maserati Challenge and the Monterey Historic races to the lawn at Cavallino or Pebble Beach.
Fully race prepared and fully sorted, 275 GTC s/n 08457 is eligible for virtually every event.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTC “Corsa” Scaglietti 1966, Chassis# 08457. Chassis is Ferrari factory stamped 275 GTC, not 275 GTB or 275 GTB/C. This is a purpose built race car with a stock steel body but fitted with the rare 130 camshafts, and three 40 DCZ–6 carbs. The engine was built to full 300bhp competition specifications for endurance racing. Longnose and torque tube. The steering wheel is inscribed with “Dem lieben Freund Helmut Felder” (which means “to my dear friend Helmut Felder”) Engine internal# 1238/64, transaxle internal# 613.
1966, 23 Apr., Certificate of origin issued
1966, 30 Apr., sold new to first owner Ugo Ravizza, Milan/Italy. Registered on Italian plates MI B 31803.
1966, 11 May, sold by Ravizza to Antonio Flecker of Bolzano/Italy, who paid Italian Lire 4’200’000.
1966, 13 May, registered on Italian plates BZ 83390.
1966, pictured in the Ferrari Yearbook on Bolzano plates BZ 83390, page 62.
1966, sold to and raced by Gentleman driver Helmut Felder of Remscheid–Lennep, Germany, still registered on Bolzano plates. (Note: Felder also raced 275 GTB 07899 during 1966). Felder was a wealthy industrialist and owned the Weissberg Inc., a machine tool manufacturing company.
Felder sponsored several German drivers in the 1960s, such as Lohstraeter (California Spider) and Plaut (250 GT SWB Berlinetta), and also sponsored the European Interseries. Felder owned several Can–Am cars such as Porsche 917–30 and UOP Shadow.
1966, 5 June, raced at the Nürburgring 1000 kms by Felder and co–driver Frank E. Kalkuhl, race # 98, 1st in class (GT over 2 litre)/ 25th overall.
1966, 27 July, “Officially” exported from Italy by Mr. Antonio Flecker of Bolzano, Italy.
1967, 28 May, raced at the Nürburgring 1000 kms by Felder and co–driver Günther Lohsträter, race # 91, DNF (tire), 13th lap. Alexis Callier has two action photos, (one in color) from this race.
1968, sold to an attorney in Los Angeles/CA/USA. Stored in Palos Verdes/CA.
1988, May, stored at Hill & Vaughn, Santa Monica/CA/USA.
1989, November, sold by the attorney to Gary Thieltges, Glendale/CA/USA, who paid about US$ 600,000. Needs a total body, paint, interior and mechanical restoration after sitting for over 20 years.
1990, January, for sale by Gary Thieltges of GT Motors in Glendale/CA/USA, in Ferrari Market Letter, Vol. 15 No. 2, with 10,178 miles, brown with tan interior, asking price US$ 750,000.
1992, for sale by Thieltges, in Ferrari Market Letter, Vol. 17 No. 18, partially dismantled for restoration.
1992, August, Gary turned down an offer of about $650,000 from Irving at Heritage, who represented a European buyer.
1996, August–1998, April, At Gary’s shop, GT Motors, Glendale, CA, USA, undergoing full body, paint and mechanical restoration. Still owned by Thieltges.
1999, 24 July, inspected and photographed by M. Sheehan. A great car with the restoration well under way.
1999, 31 Aug., as per fax from Alexis Callier, the Belgium historian and photographer, he has the car at the Nürburgring on 5 June, 1966 and again 28 May, 1967. He has photos from both events. Copy of fax in file.
1999, December, advertised in Ferrari Market Letter by Thieltges/GT Motors of Glendale/CA/USA.
2000, February, still for sale by Thieltges, advertised in various publications.
2000, sold to Richard Millman, USA.
2000, 4–6 Aug., North American Shell Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge, Elkhart Lake. Richard Millman.
2000, 28–29 Oct., Tutte le Ferrari al Mugello. Richard Millman, race # 201.
2001, 19 Jan. North American Shell Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge, Moroso, FL, USA. Richard Millman, Disk Brake class, race # 7.
2001, 11–14 May, North American Shell Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge, Road Atlanta, GA, USA. Richard Millman, Drum Brake class (Note: Mr. Millman drove in this class for health reasons, the car is normally in the Disk Brake class), race #7. 7th in class.
2002, 23–25 Jan., North American Shell Ferrari–Maserati Historic Challenge, Moroso, FL, USA. Richard Millman, Disk Brake class, race #7.
2002, 21–22 Sept., Driven by Millman and Hagerty at the Le Mans Classic, Le Mans, France. Race # 10.
2003, 14 June, Driven by Richard Millman and Yvan Mahe at the Le Mans Legend 2003 event, Le Mans, France. Race # 24, 34th overall.
See Motorsport.com for pictures of 08457 at this event.
2003, 05–10 Nov., Tour de España. Richard Millman, race # 83.
2004, October, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s www.Ferraris-online.com.
2004, ???, sold to current owner.
2005, 18–23 Jan., Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cavallino Classic XIV, Moroso Motorsports Park, FL. Race # 98.
2006, 19–22 Jan., Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cavallino Classic XV, Moroso Motorsports Park, FL. Race # 98.
2006, 07–09 Apr., Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Homestead Speedway, Miami, FL. Race # 98.
2006, 09–11 June, Le Sommet des Legendes, Le Circuit at Mont-Tremblant, PQ, Canada. Race # 98.
2006, 16–18 June, Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Le Circuit at Mont-Tremblant, PQ, Canada. Race # 98.
2007, 26–28 Jan., Shell Ferrari/Maserati Historic Challenge, Cavallino Classic XVI, Moroso Motorsports Park, FL. Race # 98.
2007, 13–15 Apr., Shell Ferrari/Maserati Historic Challenge, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA. Race # 98.
2007, 15–17 June, Shell Ferrari/Maserati Historic Challenge, Le Circuit at Mont-Tremblant, PQ, Canada. Race # 98.
2007, 16–19 Aug., 34th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, Monterey CA. Group 6A, 20th overall. Race # 98.
2007, 17 Aug., Historic Ferrari Challenge, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, Monterey CA. Race # 98.
2007, November, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s www.Ferraris-online.com.