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Lot 129 - 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2

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ESTIMATE €230,000- €260,000

Auction Schloss Dyck 2019
Auction Date 3rd August 2019
Day of Auction Day 1 - Saturday

Lot Details

Lot Number 129
Reg. Number German Registered
Chassis Number 8967
Year 1967
Make Ferrari
Model 330 GT 2+2

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Description

The 330 GT 2+2 was launched at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1964 as an intended replacement for the successful 250 GTE. It was powered by the 209 engine previously used in the 400 Superamerica, which with various improvements but slight detuning now yielded around 330bhp.

The wheelbase was about two inches longer than that of the 250, and Koni adjustable shock absorbers were fitted as standard. The bodywork of the 330 was altogether ‘sweeter’ and more essential than that of its predecessor, and had a particularly attractive sharpness of line. The car was also spacious and comfortable, living up well to its ‘GT’ denomination.

Paul Frere, the noted Belgian racing driver and automotive journalist, road tested a 2+2 late in 1966. He came away suitably impressed: “In handling, this car is exactly like all Ferraris which I have driven before … It is close to being as neutral as one could want… But the most impressive feature of the handling of the 330 is the solidness with which it changes direction, particularly in s-bends, where it tracks with about the same precision as a modern race car.”

This beautifully presented example of the Series II benefits from the more attractive single headlamp layout and was restored roughly 10 years ago in Italy. Described to be in an overall excellent condition the wonderful black paintwork is wonderfully contrasted with biscuit leather interior and fitted with Borrani wire wheels all round. This exceptionally elegant Grand Tourer would be a benefit to any collection and is worth a closer look.


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