It isn't every day that the rarest of Ferrari models change hands. In fact, you can count your fingers to get the number of 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spyders that ever existed. The 1967 Ferrari you see here is one of those ten Spyders, and it has stayed in the same family since it was bought new.

The car was bought through Luigi Chinetti, Ferrari's US importer at the time, by the late Eddie Smith Sr., a Ferrari collector and businessman from North Carolina. Smith kept it – and kept driving it – until the day he died six years ago. Since then, this remarkable machine has been collecting dust. Smith's son, Eddie Smith Jr., spent some time with Petrolicious to give a history of the car and explain why he and his family are going to do the one thing his father never could: sell it. The catch? All of the money it earns on the auction block will be donated to charity.

"It'll be a bittersweet thing, because we know the fact that all the money is going to charities that he would approve of," Smith Jr. said about his father, and it "will really make him smile, because he loved to give back."

Look for the car at this year's RM Auction in Monterey next month, where it should net millions of dollars before it gets a new owner. In the meantime, be sure to watch the video below. (And if it doesn't yank at your heartstrings, please check your pulse or watch more Petrolicious videos.)


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      hyspeedllc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wise son to a great dad...
      RWD
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 275 has always been my favorite vintage Ferrari, probably my favorite vintage car period. I had no idea they ever made a spyder! So gorgeous. Privilege has it's privileges.
      Robert Cadrecha
      • 1 Year Ago
      I owned a Nart Spyder in the early 80's. I needed to replace the top and Mr Eddie Smith was kind enough to provede me with a paper form of the rear window so that I would have the proper top. Mr Smith was a true gentlemen and I was very appreciative as another NC Nart owner refused me that request. RIP and God Bless, Bob Cadrecha Tampa, Florida
      PatrickH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, if I was the dad I would be rolling in my grave.
        m_le7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PatrickH
        i work for the son's sister and i have personally met mr. smith sr and knew him my whole life till he passed away. he was a wonderful man who gave every bit of money to charities his whole life. the only thing he had when he did die was his house and the building the National Wholesale business is in. He would have been more than happy for the money to be going for cancer research.
      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty car. Looks like fun to drive too.
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        You would be disappointed. Old cars are very far what you would expect on handling, steering, quality... They live only on nostalgia. I want one.
          SloopJohnB
          • 1 Year Ago
          @thequebecerinfrance
          I agree. But I wouldn't want one except to sell it. The maintenance to the correct level is outrageous. Driving it on a public street would give you a heart attack. Multimillion dollar paperweight.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful noise that V12 makes.