Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

9 September 2017

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 08111
  • Engine no. 08111
  • Gearbox no. 510


  • Desirable long-nose 275 GTB with factory aluminium bodywork
  • Delivered new to U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III
  • Retains its original engine and transmission
  • Ferrari Classiche certified


Built with desirable alloy bodywork, chassis number 08111 was born as a long-nose 275 GTB with triple carburettors and CV joint transmission. It was originally finished in Rosso Chiaro (20-R-190) over a Nero (VM 8500) interior with full leather seats, just as it presents today. Completed by the factory in December of 1965, the car was sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut, to Adlai Ewing Stevenson III.

A graduate of Harvard College and later Harvard Law School, after serving in Korea and working in a law firm, Stevenson was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives and served there from 1965–1967, prior to serving as the State Treasurer from 1967–1970. He was finally elected to the United States Senate in 1970 and represented Illinois for 11 years as a member of the Democratic Party. His family was steeped in U.S. political history, as his grandfather served as Vice President of the United States under Grover Cleveland and his father was Governor of Illinois for four years, ran for President of the United States in 1952 and 1966, and served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961–1965.

There is no doubt that a red 275 GTB would have turned lots of heads both in Illinois and Washington, D.C., and while it is not known when he sold the car, it had been sold to John A. Gross of Reseda, California, by at least 1973. Chassis number 08111 remained with him through 1976. By 1979, the 275 GTB had moved across the border to Vancouver, British Colombia, where it was owned by Dr Thomas M. Maxwell. Maxwell fully restored the car in 1984 and listed it for sale upon completion in late 1985.

By 1986, the 275 GTB was sold to Mike Sheehan and subsequently traded to Swiss broker Charles Gnädinger, who brought the car with him when he emigrated to the South of France. Listed for sale again in France in 1997, the car was sold there to Jorge Raposo Magalhaes of Portugal. While in Portugal, the car’s interior was re-trimmed in tan, fitted with a new hood with a raised bulge similar to a 275 GTB/4, and fitted with a black air intake and grille. Subsequently sold to José Manuel Albuquerque of Cascais, the car remained in Europe with a handful of owners until being purchased in 2011 by its current custodian in Switzerland.

Under his ownership, the car was shipped to Italy for a full restoration to original specifications. Bodywork was completed by Quality Cars in Padova, and the interior was re-trimmed in Nero by Luppi Tappezzeria, while the mechanics were handled by former mechanics of M.G. Crepaldi S.a.S. in Milan. Since the completion of the restoration in 2016, chassis number 08111 has been driven just 100 km from new and remains in excellent condition throughout. Confirmed as retaining all of its original major mechanical components by Ferrari Classiche during certification, this is truly an exceptional 275 GTB with a compelling ownership history.





• Desiderabile 275 GTB “muso lungo” con carrozzeria originale in alluminio
• Consegnata nuova al senatore americano Adlai Stevenson III
• Ancora con il suo motore e la trasmissione originali
• Certificata Ferrari Classiche

Prodotta con carrozzeria in alluminio, oggi ambitissima, la vettura con numero di telaio 08111 è nata come 275 GTB “muso lungo”, triplo carburatore e trasmissione a giunto omocinetico. E' stata originariamente verniciata in Rosso Chiaro (20-R-190) su interno Nero (VM 8500) con i sedili interamente rivestiti in pelle, esattamente come si presenta ancora oggi. Completata in fabbrica nel dicembre del 1965, è stata venduta nuova attraverso la Luigi Chinetti Motors di Greenwich, Connecticut, ad Adlai Ewing Stevenson III.

Dopo gli studi all’Harvard College e la laurea alla Harvard Law School, dopo aver prestato servizio militare in Corea e lavorato in uno studio legale, Stevenson è stato eletto nell'Illinois House of Representatives, dove ha prestato servizio dal 1965 al 1967, prima di essere nominato Tesoriere dello Stato per gli anni dal 1967 al 1970. Eletto nel Senato degli Stati Uniti nel 1970, come membro del Partito Democratico, ha rappresentato l'Illinois per 11 anni. La sua famiglia aveva una lunga tradizione nella storia politica statunitense, in quanto suo nonno era stato vicepresidente degli Stati Uniti sotto Grover Cleveland e suo padre era stato governatore dell'Illinois per quattro anni, prima di candidarsi come presidente degli Stati Uniti nel 1952 e nel 1966 e di essere Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti alle Nazioni Unite dal 1961 al 1965.

Non c'è dubbio che una 275 GTB rossa avrà fatto girare molte teste, sia in Illinois sia a Washington DC. Mentre non è noto quando esattamente il Senatore ha venduto l'auto, sappiamo che è stata ceduta, verso il 1973, a John A. Gross di Reseda, in California. Il telaio numero 08111 è poi rimasto con lui fino al 1976. Nel 1979, la 275 GTB aveva attraversato il confine e sii trovava a Vancouver, nella Colombia Britannica del Canada, di proprietà del dottor Thomas M. Maxwell. Maxwell ha poi completamente restaurato l'auto nel 1984 e l'ha inserzionata per venderla verso la fine del 1985.

Per il 1986, la 275 GTB è stata venduta a Mike Sheehan, prima di essere ri-venduta al broker svizzero Charles Gnädinger, che l’ha portata con sé quando è emigrato nel sud della Francia. Inserzionata in Francia nel 1997, viene poi ceduta a Jorge Raposo Magalhaes del Portogallo. E’ proprio mentre la macchina si trova in Portogallo che gli interni vengono professionalmente rivestiti in colore marrone ed il cofano riceve una nuova presa d’aria, con una gobba piuttosto pronunciata, come sulla 275 GTB/4 e, la macchina viene equipaggiata con una presa d’aria di colore nero, lo stesso della mascherina.


E’ durante questa proprietà che l'auto viene spedita in Italia per essere sottoposta ad un restauro totale, conforme alle specifiche originali. La carrozzeria è stata restaurata dalla Quality Cars di Padova, mentre, l'interno è stato tutto rifinito in Nero da Luppi Tappezzeria con la meccanica gestita da un ex meccanico della M.G. Crepaldi S.a.S. di Milano. Dalla fine dei lavori di restauro, nel 2016, il telaio numero 08111 è stato guidato per soli 100 km e rimane, ancor aoggi, in condizioni eccellenti in tutto. Con le verifiche effettuate da Ferrari Classiche durante la certificazione, si è potuto confermare che questa 275 GTB ha mantenuto tutti i suoi componenti meccanici originali. Una 275 GTB veramente eccezionale con un’ importante storia legata ai suoi proprietari precedenti.

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