This classic Ferrari looks absolutely incredible.
A classic Ferrari in beautiful condition doesn’t need any help to find eager buyers. This black 1965 275 GTS that Mecum Auctions will soon offer up is positively stunning, but it also has some serious star power behind it. Among its previous owners is a car-crazy talk show host who is also part-owner of an Indy car racing team. Yes, this Ferrari was once owned by David Letterman, and in a little over a month it will find a new owner at Mecum’s Indy 2020 event.
Being a native of Indiana, the venue is appropriate for one of Letterman’s former vehicles. The car is currently in the collection of Dr. Vance Shappley, but aside from Letterman this Ferrari also once belonged to the former president of Microsoft, Jon Shirley. All these people must have cared for the 275 like a beloved family member because it’s absolutely stunning in every regard, shining inside and out as if it just rolled out of Maranello 55 years ago.
Gallery: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Mecum Auction
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According to Mecum’s auction description, the car is awash with awards and honors, including the Ferrari Classiche Certification Red Book. It’s a fully restored example sporting its original 3.3-liter V12 under the hood, connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. It rides on Borrani wire wheels and features a Chinetti Motors factory-installed hard top. The interior is immaculate, the tool kit in the trunk is immaculate, and it’s got documentation up the wazoo. In short, it’s the kind of classic car that classic car buffs go bonkers over.
Mecum doesn’t offer any estimates for how much this classic Ferrari might bring, and when it comes to celebrity owners, estimates are hard to pin down anyway. Add in the rarity of a 275 GTS and you easily have a recipe for a selling price well over $1 million. We’ll know for sure after this crosses the block during Mecum’s Indy 2020 auction running July 10-18.