1965 RHD Ferrari 275 GTB Clienti Competizione Short Nose

Delighted to be offering this magnificent, matching numbers, example in conjunction with Bob Houghton Ltd. http://www.bobhoughton.com/ This car has recently been subject to a total nut and bolt restoration, by Bob Houghton Ltd and Storico Restorations www.storico.co.uk to how it left the factory and returning to its original stunning colour combination. The depth of research and dedication of this restoration was unprecedented and is testament to the owners’ desire to make this 275 GTB Competizione Clienti exactly as Ferrari intended it to be. Engine, numero interno, transaxle and body number all line up with the factory build sheet listing which adds to the correctness and authenticity of this very rare Ferrari. Ordered new by Maranello Concessionaires in 1965 it is one on only ten factory Clienti Competitizione examples built, just three of which are right hand drive. These cars featured full alloy bodies with extra rear vents, six carbs, a 140 litre fuel tank with an outside filler, and were intended for privateers to race whilst the row with the FIA over the special very light 275GTB Comp car and homologation of the 250 LM was going on. It was sold new to Harry Napier in Northern Ireland who was a keen amateur and he raced it extensively at Kirkistown and the odd hillclimb through 1966, even taking it to Brands Hatch for the Ilford Trophy event. He ran it a few times in 1967 also letting his friend Wes Ard drive it, until he bought a Ginetta and started racing that instead. The next owner acquired it in 1968 and allowed the engineer who looked after it for him to race it in a local Stock Car meeting run around Clandeboye Football Ground, Bangor, Co. Down. The car still holds the lap record there as soon after the ground was taken down and replaced by housing. The car had a handful of subsequent owners, one of whom let Willie Green race it at Silverstone in 1974, and another being David Cottingham of DK Engineering fame, and it is this car that got him interested in Ferraris. David sold the car to its next, long term owner, who raced it for the next twenty years in historic events across the UK, Europe and Asia. The car was sold in 2006 to Jo Bamford who continued its racing history including both the Goodwood Revival and Le Mans Classic. All this is well documented encompassing a great many of the programmes including most from its early life. See here http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All.Ferraris/Detail/7407.275GTBC.htm The current owner commissioned the restoration culminating in a 1st in Class at Hampton Court Palace Royal Concours in 2020 against some very serious competition. It is now ready to be used as a fantastic road car, and is also eligible for the Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans, the Tour Auto and many other classic car events. Price on application Photos by Tim Scott, Fluid Images @timscott / www.fluidimages.co.uk
Colour Red with blue leather

Driver Position RHD