Ferrari introduced a new car for the 1965 racing season: the 275 GTB/C. The racing variant of the two seat GT featured the 3.0-liter V12 from the legendary 250 LM, along with a ten percent smaller chassis, lightweight Plexiglass windows and other go-fast changes.
Just 12 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/Cs ever left Maranello, two of which were destined for road use. The road cars were fitted with alloy wheels and Pirelli tires, while the racing cars used wire wheels and Dunlop tires. According to world famous Ferrari purveyors Talacrest, the choice of wire wheels proved to be a mistake, as the spokes would often snap under stress. As a result, the 275 GTB/C was the last-ever Ferrari offered with wire wheels.
One of the 12 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/Cs in existence was recently filmed racing around the iconic Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium by YouTube’s HistoricRacingHD. The example seen in the video, which we’ve embedded above, is sporting alloy wheels. It’s not clear if this is one of the two road cars with alloys produced, but we’d wager that the wheels are non-original equipment and mostly for track use.
Check out the video above and hear the 275 GTB/C’s V12 sing.