Handmade products are all the rage this day and age, where popular culture has found a new respect for craftsmanship in this automated era where machines and technology seem poised to take over and make us their unwitting slaves—if they haven’t already. While loaves of bread and button down shirts are a bit more common and affordable handmade items, if you’re a true handmade purist and have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on a collector’s car, then your hard-earned or trust fund allocated money should go to the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C.
This vehicle was built back in an era when almost every part of the Ferrari was, astonishingly, assembled by hand. Which meant that problems with the cars couldn’t be corrected or improved upon until the following model year. Because of this, 1965 unintentionally became a watershed year for the internationally renowned Italian sports car company, as this longer-nosed model was introduced at the Paris Salon to deal with front-end lift at high speeds, not only creating a whole new look for the 275’s, but also a longer and lower look for all of these future Ferrari models.
In other words, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C was an interim model of 275 that had the best of both styles—a lightweight alloy body, a long nose to make it speedier and six carburetors for a ton of speed. It is widely considered to have the same performance as the more evolved models of 275s, but with the classic look of the shorter-nosed Ferraris.
So if you’re in the market for a handmade car, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C may be one of the few that is actually worth the hefty price tag. Of course, it’s far too valuable to risk actually driving on a regular basis. Consider it a sculpture that can move at over 100 miles per hour on a special occasion.