1967, 275 GTS4 Nart Spider (BBR, limited 21/200, resin)
Only ten Ferrari 275s officially came from the Ferrari factory in spyder configuration (25 were planned). These were all made for Luigi Chinetti who was Ferrari’s North American Importer at the time.
When Ferrari launched the 330 GTS and the 275 GTB/4, Luigi Chinetti felt as if there was a gap in Ferrari’s line-up that he wanted plugged for his American clients. The 330 GTS was luxurious top-down cruiser while the 275 GTB/4 was a more aggressive Ferrari GT. Americans at the time wanted a convertible offering the best aspects of both cars. Chinetti reluctantly convinced Enzo Ferrari to build it for him, the ‘NART Spyder’.
Chinetti first got the idea for the car at the Paris Motor Show when the 275 GTB/4 was shown. Ferrari at first denied his request to built a factory spider, but after talking to Sergio Scaglietti who manufactured the 275 bodies, Ferrari was finally convinced. Chinetti named the car after his North American Racing Team (NART) which contested all the top races in US and abroad.
Just 10 examples would be built, even though it won the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide and is considered today to be one of the most beautiful and desirable Ferraris ever to leave Maranello.
Initially, Chinetti ordered 25 cars which were executed by the experienced craftsman at Sergio Scaglietti’s workshops. Although the chassis of the 275 relied on the body for rigidity no additional bracing was introduced with the NART Spyder.
In the end, Ferrari only shipped 10 Spyders to Chinetti and they were all sold through his eastern USA dealership. The first of these cars came with aluminum body and was immediately put into race duty to promote the model. After the race, Chinetti had a hard time selling the cars and had to sell the final few at a marked discount.
Только десять Ferrari 275 GTS4 вышли с завода в конфигурации Spider. Они были сделаны для Луиджи Кинетти, который был североамериканским импортером Ferrari в то время.
Кинетти признавал необходимость альтернативы роскошных 330 GTS и с трудом, да и с помощью Скальетти, убедил Энцо изготовить для него "NART Spider".