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September 1, 2014

A Dirty 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Sells At Gooding For Big Bucks

by Mike –

This 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB sold for $946,000 at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach in August 2012.

The estimate was $850,000 – $1,000,000.

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction

The Gooding car dusters were not allowed to touch this car.

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction in Pebble Beach

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction in Monterey

The Gooding catalog said this:

A Significant Automotive Discovery
Early Long-Nose 275 with Transitional Features
Fascinating Period Competition History
One Owner for the Past 43 Years
Stored in an Illinois Garage for Several Decades
Wonderful Barn-Find Condition
Genuine Matching-Numbers Example
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini and Factory Build Sheets

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction

The “Wonderful Barn-Find Condition” leads to this very authentic Ferrari rust on the bumper.

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction with Gooding in Pebble Beach

Look at that patina on the back glass.

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction in Pebble Beach

Even the engine was dirty and oozing with patina.

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction

Is that patina on the carpet or did someone just forget to vacuum for 40 years or so?

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction

A cracked headlight lens cover – priceless.

Ferrari 275 GTB at auction

How much will the cars value decrease if the new owner puts a radio antenna in this hole?

Gooding had another Ferrari 275 GTB in even worse condition at last years auction that sold for a lot more than this car.

The good news is that the transporter, or Gooding, could not do anything to damage the value of this car like put a dent or scratch in the paint – who would know? Or who would care?

The worse the condition the better is the mantra now for the classic car collector.

See more pictures in the slide show below.


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Ferrari 275 GTB at Gooding

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A Dirty 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Sells At Gooding For Big Bucks
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This 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB sold for $946,000 at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach.

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