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Ferrari 275 GTB Air Filter Box

The Part

Produced by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968, the 275 GTB is often claimed to be the best design of any production Ferrari Berlinetta, with its 275 GTB/4 variation praised as one of the best to drive. As such, these cars fetch a premium, and parts for them are hard to come by, especially on the auction market. However, a rare 275 GTB part is what we have here.

The part for sale here is an original air cleaner box for a six-carb variant of the 275 GTB. The seller, a well-known Ferrari collector and restorer, has decided the time has come to let this go, as it should be perched on a set of six twin-choke Weber 40 DCNs, rather than redundant on a shelf.

This item is an original, used Ferrari part that would be welcome and look right at home back on top of a 275’s power plant. It has the original stampings and Fispa badges inplace. The text and stampings read as follows:

Fispa 2231 07 Li3616 on badge

IGM BO 01295 stamping

It is in very good overall condition, and even the original thumb nuts have been retained. Of course, this is a ‘time served’ part, and as such there is a tiny bit of damage to the end of the legs, but this can be straightened without causing too much work. 

This item is yet another released by a major Ferrari collector looking to offer some of their collection back into the enthusiast and specialist market. It has been in the loft for many years, and while we can’t identify the exact provenance of this item, it should be noted the owner has owned somewhere in the region of seventeen 275s, which may offer some indication as to where it once came from, because as well know, to own a classic or two is to also collect parts at any given opportunity!

Reproduction versions of this item are currently available for in excess of £3,500, which give you an idea of the rarity. To find an original, albeit used part is a rare, rare find indeed. If you have a 275, or even if you don’t, this is a part worth having in stock - it’s only going to get rarer. 

**All P&P and delivery insurance is to be paid to the seller directly post auction**

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1964
  • Make Ferrari
  • Model 275 GTB Air Filter Box
  • Colour N/A
  • Odometer 0
  • Engine size 0
  • Location Oxfordshire
Bidding history
8 bids from 2 bidders
  • richard•••• £4,900 16/12/20
  • harriso•••• £4,800 16/12/20
  • richard•••• £4,700 16/12/20
  • harriso•••• £4,600 16/12/20
  • richard•••• £4,500 16/12/20
  • harriso•••• £4,000 16/12/20
  • richard•••• £3,000 16/12/20
  • harriso•••• £1,000 10/12/20

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