The onerous task of replacing the legendary Ferrari 250, fell to the 275 GTB coupe.
Several variants were announced during the 4 year production run, the original twin-cam GTB (series I and series II) and GTS, and later GTB/4 and NART quad-cams. With bodywork designed by Pininfarina and produced by Scaglietti, the 275 was powered by the front mounted Colombo 3.3 litre V12. In the GTB/4 this produced over 300bhp, for a certified maximum speed of 167mph.
Handling was improved over the 250, thanks to independent rear suspension and the use of a 'torque tube' to connect the engine to the 5-speed manual gearbox.
Around a thousand units were produced in total, the rarest being the roofless NART Spyder, of which just 10 were produced for the American market. Prices are astronomical, peaking at the £18 million NART Spyder sold at auction in 2013.