This vintage Blaupunkt stereo comes with a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

It’s no garage queen either
by Vijay Pattni | Aug 2, 2020
PHOTO: Mike Maez
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This could potentially become the most expensive car ever sold via online auction. But the real headline is the fact that from £2.1 million (P133.6 million) upwards, you’ll be the proud custodian of a period Blaupunkt audio system. And of course, the gorgeous Ferrari 275 GTB it comes attached to.

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And it’s gorgeous. Built in 1966, this particular 275 is the ‘long nose’ version (fairly self-explanatory), designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. Underneath sits a 3.3-liter V12 producing some 280hp, matched to a five-speed, rear-mounted gearbox.

This particular car also got a few factory options like a torque tube driveshaft, a high-performance six-carb intake, and a competition-style fuel filler cap. It lived the first few years of its life in Italy, before being sold to Luigi Chinetti Motors in the US, and has accrued some 80,470km in its life. No garage queen, then.

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In fact, it hasn’t been restored, either, and is said to be in “amazingly original and well-preserved condition.” We’re told the 275 has a “fantastic patina”, and features Marchal driving lights, a Jaeger chronograph, Campagnolo alloys, and the all-important Blaupunkt radio. For the younger readers among you, this might not mean anything.

Up for online auction in Gooding’s ‘Geared Online’ sale next month, it’s estimated to fetch a price of £2.1 million, as mentioned earlier. Still a good slice of unobtanium, but what is life if we cannot dream, right?

Which would you rather have—this, or something more modern like the ‘Azurra’ GTC4Lusso one-off we featured a while back?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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