1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series IISOLD
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Estimate: $85,000-$125,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $82,500

300bhp, 3,967cc single overhead camshaft V12 engine with Weber carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, four- wheel independent suspension, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104.2"

Introduced at a Pininfarina press conference in 1964, the final evolution of the 330 GT, known as the Series II, included a redesigned and more traditional two headlight front end. Despite significant technical improvements over its predecessor, some reporters disliked the headlamp setup and described the car ’ s shape as bulbous. Yet the car benefited from new independent rear suspension featuring Koni adjustable shocks. Separate breaking systems front and rear were also installed and increased weight led to a decision to make alloy wheels standard – though the RW 3812 Borrani wire wheels remained optional.

A total of 423 left-hand drive Series II models were made of which this particular car is an excellent example with less than 44,000 original miles. Its stunning Pininfarina-designed body, restored in 1994, is bathed in dark blue metallic and remains in excellent, well-maintained condition, accentuating the quad headlamps in their tapered oval housings. Of note are the redesigned side vents and rebuilt Borrani wire wheels, shod in proper Michelin rubber. The interior has been upholstered in chocolate Connelly hides – a smooth contrast to the wood appointments on the dash and steering wheel. With the exception of an aftermarket radio, the interior appears to be original, with no apparent defects or imperfections in the leather, steering wheel, or remainder of the cabin.

At the time of the cosmetic restoration it was decided that the car ’ s mechanical components should be inspected and rebuilt where necessary. The resultant project included new oversized pistons and rings, crank and camshaft reconditioning with new bearings, and a comprehensive overhaul of the cylinder heads with new valves, guides, and seals. As for the five-speed gearbox, new sliding sleeves, synchromesh rings, bearings, and a clutch were installed. Finally, the brakes and shocks were rebuilt and the suspension was fully serviced. All the aforementioned work is extensively documented in receipts and correspondence dating back to the early 1990s. Since its restoration, this Ferrari has accumulated a mere 6,000 miles.

As presented here in elegant blue over black, the 1965 Ferrari 330 2+2 is the end product not only of Ferrari ’ s race-proven powerplants but also the company ’ s commitment to highly exclusive Grand Touring sports cars. Add to that an eye-catching design by none other than Pininfarina and the final amalgam is nothing short of spectacular.

Reference Number 11485

as of 7/21/2007

Car 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II
VIN 6971 
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