1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti
Documents: Portuguese Certificado de Matrícula
- 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
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.