Rare, Extremely Valuable Ferrari on Display at Swap Shop
With a collection of cars like Dodge Viper, Challenger and Charger, it’s obvious we appreciate a car for its speed — even if it isn’t a Dodge. Located at the Swap Shop flea market in Fort Lauderdale on West Sunrise Blvd., (only about a 30 minute drive from us) is a speed demon and one of the most valuable cars in the world, a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales .
The bright yellow vintage Ferrari coupe is the centerpiece of a collection of vintage luxury cars race cars and supercars that are on display inside one of the shops at the flea market. It is marked with the number “24” in white circles on each of the vehicles four sides.
Not only is the vehicle extremely rare because it is one of only three of these specific models ever built, but it is also the only one that was used for racing.
The engine was a 3.3-liter V-12 with dry-sump lubrication so it could sit low in the chassis — chassis number 6885 to be exact. Six Weber carburetors from the 250 LM topped the engine. The engine’s output was 330 horsepower, (less-than half of the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat engine), and at that time it was enough to make it a first-place winner in a two races — the GT class at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1965 Nassau Grand Prix.
The rarity and interesting history of the vehicle are both elements that influence the car’s extreme price. One of the other two same models, marked with Chassis number 6701 sold at an RM Auction in 2014 for $26.4 million — and that car had no racing pedigree.
According to an article published Motorauthority.com, “enthusiasts have speculated that it could go for $75 million or even top $100 million.”
So who’s the lucky owner?
Preston Henn, owner of the three Swap Shop flea markets and former race car driver and powerboat racer. Henn originally opened up a drive-in movie theater in 1963 and shortly after the property also became the Swap Shop.
He is also the owner of the other extremely valuable and stunning cars on display at the shop, like a Maserati MC12, a Porsche 918 Spyder, a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and three Ferraris that are a part of the Ferrari FXX program.
Interested in getting a look at the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales and the other beauties?
The address of the Swap Shop is 3291 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. It is open on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In the mean time, you can check out the cars on display at the shop here, floridaswapshop.com/Car-Museum.