The Ferrari 275 GTS convertible, launched at the same time as the 275 GTB berlinetta Ferrari, will be the worthy heir of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California spider, with a less strained and elegant line than the 275 GTB, but still under the leadership of the Pininfarina coachbuilder . Replacing the mythical Ferrari 250 with the same V12 engine known as Colombo, the Ferrari 275 represents a series of race cars and Grand Touring of the Italian manufacturer Ferrari. The 275 will be produced with almost a thousand copies in the 1960s in coupe or convertible versions. Only 200 rare Ferrari 275 GTS convertible models will be born (14 of which are in right-hand drive), mostly for the American market, with a body completely different from the GTB sports coupe. Heir to the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, the more spacious and luxurious evolution of the Ferrari 250 Berlinetta SWB appeared in 1959, the Ferrari 275 GTB and its version GTS are presented at the 1964 car show with two important technological advances for the brand: it has an independent rear suspension and it is the first road Ferrari to be equipped with a transaxle, block ensuring the function of gearbox and differential. Its 213 reference engine is an evolution of the Colombo V12 with a single overhead camshaft, with a displacement of 3.3 liters for 274 horsepower in the convertible version (280 hp in coupe). The power was slightly reduced to favor a higher torque, better adapted to this spider configuration, with five-speed transaxle mounted independently and allowing the torque to be sent to the independent rear wheels.
The chassis reference number 563 of 2,400 mm (numbered according to a sequence of odd-numbered figures) is based on both the Ferrari 275 GTS and GTB with a narrowed rear part to accommodate the transmission modifications and suspension. The spider 275 GTS Ferrari had a softer and more classical line than the Berlinetta, its front part being inspired by the 250 GT California, with recessed grille characteristic of the Ferrari of the time, complete bumper with stop blocks and with not streamlined and semi-recessed headlights. Its diving wings practically in a straight line towards the passenger compartment, rose slightly up the doors to finish in a slight fall towards the rear wings and rounded back panel with encercling horizontal lamps and to the half bumpers with stop blocks. The 275 GTS also featured magnificent Borrani spoke wheels that were delivered throughout the production period of the vehicle. The first Ferrari 275 GTS will be equipped with a very large double passenger seat to receive two people: this configuration will eventually be quickly abandoned in favor of two classic seats. A hardtop was available as an option but this configuration is very rare. The Ferrari 275 GTS convertible will be replaced by the Ferrari 330 GTS, knowing that no 3.3-liter convertible will be in the range until the arrival of the legendary Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Nart spider. The 330 GT 2+2 will be aesthetically strongly influenced by the Ferrari 275 GTS, its front part being almost identical.
The rare spider Ferrari 275 GTS that we propose for sale has the fabulous engine V12 3.3 liters 274 hp, a beautiful livery blue green metal and a black leather interior. This very rare sports car has benefited from an exemplary restoration. It is in perfect conditions of operation, matching numbers and listed in the Ferrari Classiche.