I love the 275, how was the driving experience of that car?
Of all the oldtimer Ferraris I've owned, the 275 GTB "shortnose" was the quickest, lightest.... so to say the most "raciest" one to experience. Stearing feels very light and exact, the engine reved like a high octave singbird and the car never, ever let me down. A fantastic experience, especially after driving rather old material like the 250 PF and the 250 GTE.
It was a very interesting fact to realize how much technique difference is applied to a car from lets say 1958 to 1965 or 1966. It's a huge difference which before owning and driving it, I was not aware of at all. Of course, compared to the Stradale's brake standards the 275 GTB brakes are almost "not in existence". Respecting this only down point the 275 GTB is a pleasure to drive and to travel (I drove it over 10'K). Unfortunately prices for those beauty's have risen to the strathosphere and insurance levels and acceptance to protect your beauty in real value terms gets difficult AND expensive.
Another thought to the 275 bred: Interestingly, collectors are bidding up the very old or very famous Ferraris (250 GTO, 250LM, 375 MM, 340 MM) to 5, 10, 15 or more Millions of Dollars. If my personal pocket would be that deep, I would look out to buy a 275 GTB/C (Competizione) from the 2nd series. Experiencing the nimbleness of the 275 GTB in general, I must assume that the Competizione with a alloy body skin which is 1/4 of the thickness of a general, very light alloy skin must be breathtaking. Besides the fantastic engine, some of them have great histories with class wins in Le Mans and the prices are "only" 2.5 to 4 Mio.
Being so positive about I realize I should change my synonym from "212Export" to "275 GTB/C"
Unfortunately, I have never driven a 365 GTB/4 Competizione so my relative comparison between cars is really limited.