Today we raise a toast to the late, peerless Peter Sellers, who was born on this day in Southsea, England in 1925.

The actor excelled at playing comical nitwits onscreen, but you may have noticed he always got the girl.

Peter Sellers and his wicked Ferrari 275 GTB in 1965

That held true in real life as well – he was married to smoking hot Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland for several years.

As it happens he also had great taste in cars.

Among his stable of thoroughbreds, including a Bentley, Lotus and Aston Martin, was this wicked ice blue Ferrari 275 GTB.

When this photo was taken in 1965, Sellers was starring in What’s New Pussycat alongside Peter O’Toole, Woody Allen and a lot of beautiful babes.

Of course he far preferred prancing horses to any pussycats except the tall and blonde kind….

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