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    Default 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 in Yellow

    Just a random post. A car I consider one of the greatest and most beautiful of all time.









    The Ferrari 275 was a two-seat front-engined Gran Turismo automobile produced by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. It used a 3.3 L (3286 cc) Colombo 60° V12 engine and produced 280-300 hp. The Pininfarina-designed body was a graceful evolution of the car's predecessor, the 250, and strongly contrasted with its replacement, the Daytona. The 275 introduced Ferrari to the "transaxle" , where the transmission and rear axle are integrated. (WikiPedia)
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    I agree. I think of the lineage of Pininfarina and Ferrari continuing through the relatively minimally electronic 550 Maranello, the last of a model line to only come in the classic Ferrari 6sp gated shifter. There were too many built to ever become a $5 million exotic in my lifetime. People drive them as one of the best driving reliable Ferraris ever made. Maybe there will be some value there when the last ones are left standing. Sorry for the tricky pics but you can see the body line similarities. The 599 angularity of a stealth fighter is the order of the day and is a long way from the 275GTB.

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    Carl -

    Interesting you should say that the 550 was the last Ferrari that was available "only" with a manual gearbox. Sadly, the 430 of several years later was the last Ferrari with a stick at all. Has it been at least 5 or 6 years now since Ferrari built ANY car with a manual?

    Porsche is headed in the same direction. Turbo and GT3 only available with flappy-paddle (so-called double-clutch -- oooh that sounds fancy) PDK automatics. 911 base and S still available with 7-speed stick, but don't expect that to last for long.
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    A very pretty car. Is it the Bamford collection car?

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    ^^^ I dunno. Found the pics on the 'net. What's a Bamford?
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    As an apprentice ferrari mechanic I got to help rebuild the heads on someone's 275 around socal. It was a weird color brown back in the 80's. It was a sweet motor even by modern standards. I never got to drive the car but my fingerprints were all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    ^^^ I dunno. Found the pics on the 'net. What's a Bamford?
    J.C. Bamford is a car collector that also happens to own a company that makes industrial equipment (bulldozers, etc.) called JCB. Based in the UK.

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    Here are a few shot from Best of France and Italy 2012, Woodley Park Van Nuys CA. I didn't make it this year but it's pretty cool and there are some really cool cars out there every year.



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    I'd rather have a smog exempt 75 countach retrofitted with the newer engine and body panels. maybe even an aventador drivetrain if I had an endless supply of money.
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    To me, the perfect blend between the classic Ferrari curves of the 60s and the more modern styling of later models, came together in the 288GTO.
    Just the right amount of meat over these bones and all the curves are in the right place -

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    I think the 458 is the best looking Ferrari ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I think the 458 is the best looking Ferrari ever made.
    Looks a little bit like Stingray now

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I think the 458 is the best looking Ferrari ever made.
    It is very high on my list too, they did a lot of good things with that design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    Looks a little bit like Stingray now
    No chance! Besides, you think the Z4 is an iconic design. What more can I say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Besides, you think the Z4 is an iconic design. What more can I say.
    Yeah,and Ferrari got darn near close
    But as the joke goes,it is hard to find something in 2003 that even remotely compares to Z4


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    288gto...special yes but too much like a 308/328 on steroids. A 308 like all the Ferrari 8 cylinder cars are like toasters. Everyone has one despite how cool a 458 is today I bet in is no more special than a 360 in 10 years. What will be timeless that's the question? If I had a crystal ball I would buy it. Once I was looking at a 308gts carb car Vs. A 246 dino. Like an idiot I went for the 308. I sold that 308 and still had to add cash to buy a ford expedition! If I would have bought the dino my kid could have gone to college and I would still have enough left over to buy a ford expedition.
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    I had an awesome experience involving a pair of 275s. I was at a British car show at the Gilmore Car Museum and the staff brought out both 275s in the collection. They treated the crowd to both cars doing burnouts simultaneously. It was eargasmic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    Yeah,and Ferrari got darn near close
    But as the joke goes,it is hard to find something in 2003 that even remotely compares to Z4
    Pretty easy, actually:

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    Yer such a BMW ho. There are other (and better) cars . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    Yeah,and Ferrari got darn near close
    But as the joke goes,it is hard to find something in 2003 that even remotely compares to Z4

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