Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 1966, the 275 GTB/4 (or 4-cam) used the same basic platform as the early 275 GTB with mostly mechanical improvements. The Scaglietti-built bodywork was largely the same as the series II "long-nose" 275 GTB, with the most visible difference being an added hood bulge with creased edges. Campagnolo magnesium alloy wheels sized 14x7 were standard equipment, while traditional Borrani wire wheels were a special-order option.
The engine was the Tipo 226 3285.72 cc Colombo V12, derived from the earlier Tipo 213 275 engine with two valves per cylinder, but now upgraded with four overhead camshafts and six Weber 40 DCN carburetors as standard. This engine produced a claimed 300 hp (220 kW). In a departure from previous Ferrari designs, the valve angle was reduced three degrees to 54° for a more-compact head. The dual camshafts also allowed the valves to be aligned perpendicular to the camshaft instead of offset as in SOHC engines. The engine used a dry-sump lubrication system with a large 17 qt (16 L) capacity.
Improvements from the series II 275 GTB were carried over to the 275 GTB/4, including the torque tube connecting the engine and transmission. In addition to the upgraded engine, the 275 GTB/4 had several minor improvements to the cooling system, exhaust and suspension.
The 275 GTB/4 had a claimed top speed of 268 km/h (166.5 mph). A total of 330 were produced from 1966 to 1968. In 2004, Sports Car International named the 275 GTB/4 number seven on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.
This particular vehicle, chassis #09677, has had only a handful of loving owners in its life. Originally delivered to Marchensini in Italy when new, it stayed there until it was imported into the USA and purchased by Tom Kinsman, from Seattle, WA. Kinsman showed and cared for this amazing vehicle and oversaw a thorough restoration at the hands of the famed Wayne Obry workshops in Wisconsin. Mr. Kinsman showed the car at 2000 Cavallino Classic, where it won the gold award amongst stiff competition.
The car was then sold to Arnold Kemp of Asheville, NC who only owned the car for a short period of time and showed it again at Cavallino in 2004, before falling ill and selling the car to its current owners in Ohio, where it remains today. They have shown the car as well at the renown Amelia Island Concours in Florida and have recently had commissioned a complete engine rebuild by a reputable Ferrari shop.
This beautiful and stunning left-hand drive example still shows excellent condition, inside and out. Although driven lightly, the running gear, transaxle, suspension, brakes and steering are all in excellent condition and work perfectly. The paint and interior are also both excellent, and in the perfect color combination of Rossa Corsa and Beige 3218 leather. Complete with tool kit, manuals and a well-known history, this car can become the crown in a collection of classic Ferrari automobiles. Inquire for details and price.