It’s no secret that classic Ferraris fetch gold at major auctions around the world. Although it is a collector’s favorite brand, there are certain models that stand out more than others. In this list, we count on the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1967 by Scaglietti for its exceptional beauty. Now imagine what allure this car can have when it was also owned by the movie legend Steve McQueen. A collector’s fantasy, this combo will be offered at auction in Monterey this summer by RM Sotheby’s.
There are rare moments in the world of collectors that don’t show up on a regular basis. Today’s example is convincing: the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti and Steve McQueen. We are talking here about one of the most desirable Ferraris in history and one of the greatest legends of American cinema.
This Ferrari is indeed one of the former possessions of the actor. According to documentation, he ordered it in 1967 and received delivery in San Francisco in 1968. Moviegoers understand by naming the date and location that it coincides with the shooting times of his most significant feature film, Bullitt.
McQueen reportedly owned it for only a few years before parting with it in the early 1970s. From then on, despite the car’s purity, it passed through a host of malevolent hands who painted it yellow and who even removed the roof to make it a convertible. To give it its former glory and originality, the car went through the Ferrari Classiche workshops. Between 2010 and 2013, Ferrari craftsmen rebuilt it from scratch to return it to what it was when it left the factory in 1967.
After this period, this car and its 3.3-liter V12 Colombo of 300 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque ended up at the very Ferrari Museum in Maranello in addition to ending up on the lawns of the most prestigious Concours d’ elegance, that of the Villa d’Este. According to RM Sotheby’s estimate, this car could sell for between $5 and $7 million. Usually, a “normal” 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti sells for around 3.5 million.
However, you should know that a 1967 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider by Scaglietti has already been sold for 27.5 million. So there might be a surprise as to its value when the hammer falls. Those who want to bet on this singular collector’s car can do so during the weekend of August 18 and 19 in Monterey, California, on the sidelines of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.