Constructed at the Maranello Works in 1965 with alloy bodywork, left hand steering and high performance 6 carburettor setup. The car was shipped to Swedish Ferrari Concessionaire Tore Bjurstrom who in turn supplied it to the first owner, Sture Nottorp, a well-known and favoured client of Ferrari on May 5th 1966.
Finished in beautiful Blu Notte coachwork and all Red leather hide with grey carpeting. According to noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, Nottorp had planned to enter the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally with the car as the late Gerald Roush's notes indicate the GTB was ordered with upgraded V12 engine, 6 Carburettors, uprated cylinder heads, camshafts and valves and correspondingly adjusted ignition timing. GTO type exhaust manifolds were fitted and mated to an Abarth competition exhaust system and 15'' GTB/C competition outer laced Borrani's.
In an unusual departure from normal Ferrari practice, Carrozzeria Scagliettii modified the GTB's nose and grille with four additional large driving lights fitted across the grille opening. A special custom grille was added and a pair of square fog lights were fitted in lieu of the front bumpers at the behest of Nottorp as it he was known for suffering poor vision in the dark.
The GTB did not participate in the Monte Carlo rally in the end but was displayed at the 1966 Goteborg Sports Car Show. The GT passed from Nottorp's ownership to another couple of Swedish custodians and by 1973 the car returned to Maranello where the unconventional lighting and grille arrangement were removed and returned to standard.
The car remained in private ownership in Sweden until 1994 when it was sold to the USA and has remained there until recently. The car was recently the subject of a body off concours standard restoration, fully documented in a bespoke hardback book printed by Assouline and recently featured in Octane magazine.
A multiple platinum award winning example and with Ferrari Classiche Certification, this alloy 6 carburettor long nose is arguably the most desirable specification of 275 GTB extant. It is understood to be one of 38 long nose Alloy cars built from a total of 94 alloy cars. Presented in outstanding condition throughout and original and desirable colours, it simply doesn't get better than this. Please contact us for more details.