Petrolicious Checks Out Skip Barber’s Ferrari 275 GTB

Born in November 1936, Skip Barber is one of the best known American racing drivers particularly as he raced in F1 for six races in the 1971 and 1972 seasons. If there’s anything Barber is known even more for than his racing, it would be his namesake racing school launched way back in 1975.

As with many other successful racing drivers, Skip Barber is an automotive enthusiasts through and through and his pride and joy is certainly his Ferrari 275 GTB, valued at well over $3 million.

Barber’s particular 275 GTB is installed with a 3.3-liter overhead camshaft V12 engine complete with six Weber carburettors and a five-speed manual transmission. Despite being five decades old, that engine outputs an impressive 300 hp.

Sure, 300 hp may seem like nothing today in a world of 770 hp front-engined V12-powered Ferraris but the 275 GTB only tips the scales at 1208 kg, some 300 kg less than the F12tdf.