Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] 275 was the successor to the automaker’s hugely-successful 250 series, and to many it’s still the definitive Ferrari.
The cars were beautiful to look at, incredibly fast and even had a few celebrity owners to boot, one of which was Steve McQueen.
One of the most sought-after versions is the GTB/4, named because of its quad-cam V-12. The engine is a 3.3-liter “Colombo” V-12 that delivers 300 horsepower, all of which is diverted to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox mounted at the rear for improved weight balance.
A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 owned by Ferrari collector David Lee recently paid a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. As we see in the video, Leno is genuinely enthused by the car. Lee, too, shows his passion for cars with his numerous questions fired to Leno about the world of cars back when the 275 was new.
The Californian businessman also lets slip some of Ferrari’s celebrations for its 70th anniversary in 2017. He reveals the company is planning to release special editions highlighting the iconic cars of its past, one of which will be a Steve McQueen-inspired F12 with a chocolate brown exterior referencing the late actor’s famous 1963 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso finished in the same hue. Of course, there will also be the open-top version of the LaFerrari, which is due to debut at next month's 2016 Paris auto show.