24th-27th October 2024


24th-27th October 2024

12 Oct 2023

A Hollywood star in Bologna: the Ferrari 275 GTB


The car, which was part of De Laurentis and Clint Eastwood's personal collection, will be at Auto e Moto d'Epoca from 26th until 29th October.

Among the many cars showcased at this year's Exhibition, there is a gem hailing directly from Hollywood: the Ferrari 275 GTB which once belonged to the actor Clint Eastwood.

Aware of Clint Eastwood's passion for luxury cars, especially Ferraris, Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis decided to give him one. He opted for a 275 GTB, at the time Ferrari's most sporty and luxurious two-seater GT with bucket seats, made in stylish Night Grey and equipped with a speedometer in miles per hour, Borrani spoke wheel rims and headrests, complementing the interiors in VM 8500 black leather.

The car, which was completed in March 1966 at the Maranello production plant, was registered to "Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica", as specified in the Certificate of Authenticity.

The car, which dates back to late 1966, sports all the characteristics of other Long Nose classics with a two-cam engine. Other distinguishing features include the higher bumpers, the split tank on either side of the boot, the wider rear window and the hinges on the outside of the bonnet, covered by a chrome-finish shell.

Clint Eastwood himself then decided to customise the car further. He commissioned George Barris to change its colour, opting for a dark but sleek, glossy green, with emerald reflections that are only apparent when the sun shines on the body of the vehicle. Inside, he then had a console fitted for a radio transceiver system.