Today’s featured short nose Ferrari 275 GTB #7447 is believed to have been delivered originally to some one only known as Branchi in Italy in 1965.
The rest of the known to the internet history for #7447 is equally vague, while the car was in the care of Don Micheletti it is reported as having a ground up restoration in the 1970’s which included replacing the original Weber 40 DCZ carburetors with 40 DFI’s.
It is not known how long current custodian Maurilio Tazio De Nicolo has owned the aubergine car but he has been taking it to Concours d’Elegance events since 2013.
Since then #7447 has been awarded a Platinum at XXII. Cavallino Classic in Jannuary 2013, Platinum at Concorso Italiano in 2014 and Best of Ferrari’s at the same event.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing his photograph taken at this years Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance where #7447 was awarded second in the Ferrari 1956 – 68 class.
Thanks for joining me on this “Short Nose Aubergine” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be stepping back thirty years to revist Brands Hatch. Don’t forget to come back now !