Every member of the Smith family harbors fond memories for the family patriarch’s beloved ’67 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider. To them, the car doesn’t so much represent Ferrari as it does the memory of Eddie Sr., this extraordinary machine’s extraordinary first owner.
Recently, in an act of incredible generosity, the family has jointly decided to part with the car, donating any and all of the no-doubt-considerable amount it will fetch at auction to charity—an act that would certainly bring a smile to Eddie Sr., himself a noted philanthropist.
Remembered for his friendly, effusive nature and a love of speed matched in intensity by his love of life, Eddie Sr. was a gifted entertainer who fully enjoyed his frequent visits with Luigi Chinetti to Maranello, as well as partaking in all of the wonderful events offered by the very active Ferrari Club of America.
His family’s gift will serve as a fitting tribute to his legacy.