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$4M Barn Find - Ferrari AND 427 Cobra Hidden for Decades

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$4M Barn Find - Ferrari AND 427 Cobra Hidden for Decades

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 27th, 2018, 3:10 pm

A North Carolina garage was opened for the first in decades, unveiling some of the rarest sports cars in the world with a preliminary estimated value of $4 million.

Among the finds was an 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB, one of only a handful built with an alloy body. Amazingly, the svelte silver coupe only has 13,000 miles on the clock. Under the hood is a two-cam V12 designed by Gioacchino Colombo, sporting three twin-throat Weber carburetors.

Similar cars in have sold in the $5-8 million range, though those examples were in pristine condition, had six twin-barrel downdraft carbs and historic pedigrees. This one is a little less than pristine.

Sitting next to the Ferrari was another once in a lifetime find: a completely unmolested 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 with only 19,001 miles showing on the odometer. The chassis number identifies the roadster as one of approximately 100 built equipped with a 428-cubic-inch engine rather than a 427.

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Re: $4M Barn Find - Ferrari AND 427 Cobra Hidden for Decades

Postby GordonH » Jan 27th, 2018, 3:14 pm

The owner of the barn essentially won the lottery, good for them.

Hell of a find
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Re: $4M Barn Find - Ferrari AND 427 Cobra Hidden for Decades

Postby Verum » Jan 27th, 2018, 7:45 pm

Two nice British sports cars there, though the Triumph doesn't really hold a candle to the AC Cobra. I'd still prefer either a 260 or 289, but beggars can't be choosers.
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