Original Colour Combination - Matching Numbers
‘At the top – at the absolute top – in the automotive enthusiasts’ hierarchy of the cars of the world, there is only one. Ferrari. Is there really any question?’ Thirty-plus years after Car and Driver magazine voiced that rhetorical inquiry the answer, of course, remains the same. And the car that prompted that eulogy? The Ferrari 330GTC.
The two-seat 330GTC debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966 and was essentially a closed version of the 275GTS. Beneath its hood resided the 4.0-liter, 300bhp version of Ferrari’s familiar 60-degree V12, as used in the 330GT 2+2. The short (94.5” wheelbase) chassis followed Ferrari’s established practice of tying together sturdy oval-section main tubes in a steel spaceframe, while the suspension was independent all round by means of wishbones and coil springs.
First introduced on a road-going Ferrari (the 275GTB) in 1964, the rear suspension incorporated the five-speed gearbox in a transaxle, an arrangement that created an inherently better balanced car. Much development work had concentrated on the reduction of noise levels in the cabin, which was luxuriously equipped in the best Gran Turismo manner: leather seats, electric windows and a heated rear screen were standard; radio, air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels the options. With a top speed in excess of 150mph, excellent ride comfort and sure-footed handling, Ferrari could justifiably claim the 330GTC to be the finest of high-speed conveyances for two people and their luggage.
The stunning 330 GTC on offer today was delivered new to Italy in 1967. It remained in the hands of an Italian owner before entering Germany in the early 1990’s. It resided in a large collection of Ferraris until it was sold to a UK collector in 2004.
It has most recently received a mechanical engine rebuild by Marque specialists- It is of course matching numbers.
Finished in Argento, It is currently taxed/MoT’d and comes with Swansea V5C document and copies of its original factory specification sheets and sales invoices. Delivering a supreme level of comfort together with Ferrari and Pininfarina’s unsurpassed style, this highly desirable limited production Gran Turismo wants for nothing except a new owner.
|Auction||Berlin October 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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