275 GTB Alloy
Chassis 08065 was delivered to its new owner in December 1965 through Franco Britannic Autos Ltd. in Levallois-Perret, France. Finished originally in the beautiful color combination of Blu Ferrari 20-A-185 (dark solid blue) over a Pelle Nera VM 8500 leather interior and black carpets. The 275 was optioned with a rare Alloy body from factory, Connolly leather and an odometer in km/h. 08065 was the 100th chassis manufactured and the 29th Long Nose optioned with Alloy body.
OUR 275 GTB Alloy
The 275 was sold to its first owner in January 1966, Mr. Max Rousseaux from Reims, France, a very important industrialist who ran the P.U.M., and registered it under the plates 431 KX 51. A year later, the Alloy-bodied Ferrari was bought back by Franco-Britannique Autos Ltd. and two months later, sold to its 2nd owner, another Frenchman by the name of Pierre Tourtou, a notary, who registered it under the plates 7000 QS 77 and maintained the car at Ch. Pozzi in Paris. Two years later, the 275, then showing 30,000km on the clock, is bought by Sonauto (Porsche importer in France), who sold it to its 3rd private French owner, Fernand Maria, a Bugatti collector and Alfa Romeo dealer. Under his ownership, the car was daily driven and repainted in Rosso Corsa. A member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the “Club des Propriétaires de Bugatti et Ferrari” (later known by the name Club Ferrari France), he participated at several meetings and rallyes with chassis 08065. The 275 was even used as the cover of the famous Ferrari book written by French historian Antoine Prunet and published in four different languages. After nearly 19 years in Maria’s ownership, its fourth caretaker, Daniel Martin, director of Etablissements Ch. Pozzi exclusive Ferrari importer in France, who registered the 275 under the registration 5634 TX 92. Restored in 1990 by Pozzi for the mechanics and Lecoq for the bodywork (painted in Rosso Corsa), it would be kept in the collection until the early 2000’s. Its 5th owner, Belgium and Liechtenstein resident Stefan Meyers, restored 08065 again at Ferrari specialist Roelofs Engineering B.V. in the Netherlands, and converted it to 6C with several competition touches such as the outside fuel filler cap. After several outings including participations at Tour Auto, the 275 was sold in 2011 to its 6th owner, Christian Chavy, resident in France, who entrusted the car to Gipimotor for maintenance. He used the car on two occasions in 2012: Tour Auto and Le Mans Classic, before selling it to Patrick Launay, CEO of Group Patrick Launay and automobile collector, who continued to maintain it at Gipimotor. Repainted by Talacrest in Azzurro Metallizzato in 2015 and overhauled at GTO Engineering in the UK, the car sold to a German collector, who kept it in his collection until this very moment and restored it in Blu Ultrascuro over a red leather interior at Zanasi while obtaining a Ferrari Classiche certificate confirming that the car is fully original and matching numbers. Blu Ultrascuro and Blu Ferrari 20-A-185 are two official colors which are to our eyes almost impossible to distinguish.
Offered for sale with us immediately at our Munich showroom, chassis 08065 offers the full package: fully matching numbers, recently awarded a Classiche Certificate, recently restored by the best in business at Zanasi, and finished with the desirable Alloy body option. A rare opportunity to acquire which is one of Ferrari’s greatest cars ever and a true blue chip collectible.