1968 Ferrari 330 GTCSOLD
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Estimate: 90,000£-120,000£
Estimate: €132,000 - €176,000
Estimate: $182,000 - $243,000

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of £106.163


Engine No. 11059

From the Italian Collector Sig. Giuseppe Prevosti

Specifications:
300bhp, 3,967cc, single overhead camshaft V-12 engine with three Weber 40DCZ6 carburettors, rear-mounted five-speed transaxle transmission, tubular steel frame, four-wheel independent suspension via wishbones, coil springs, and telescopic shocks, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, Wheelbase: 94.5in. (2,400 mm).

Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in March 1966, the Ferrari 330 GTC (Gran Tourismo Coupé) was designed to complement Ferrari’s sporting Berlinetta, the 275 GTB, in much the same way that the 250 GT Pininfarina Coupé had complemented the 250 GT TdF.

A superb high-speed touring thoroughbred for two people, the 330 GTC has a luxurious and spacious interior with ample room for luggage, both in the boot and behind the seats.
It was described at the time as ‘the best all round V12 Ferrari’.

Pininfarina designed the subtle, elegant bodywork. The front was based on the 400 Superamerica and the rear borrowed from the 275 GTS; the lines were then perfectly blended to create a beautiful, stylish car. The bodyshell was built by Pininfarina to an exceptional quality at their Grugliasco base.

The 330 GTC combined the 330 GT 2+2’s 4-litre engine with the short wheelbase chassis of the 275 GTB/GTS. The engine, however, had the block redesigned and its attachment to the chassis was necessarily modified, being fixed to the chassis at four points, two on the transaxle and two on the chassis. This substantially lowered the levels of noise and vibration, greatly enhancing the grand touring experience.

The Ferrari 330 GTC was raved about by motoring journalists. Paul Frère, the respected writer and racing driver, conducted the first road test, published by Motor in November 1966. He was clearly very taken with this car. ‘The greatest surprise is the silence of the engine. In handling, the 330 GTC is exactly like all the Ferraris which I have driven before … but the most impressive feature of the handling of the new vehicle is the solidness with which it changes direction, particularly in the S-bends, where it tracks with about the same precision as a modern race car, and without the floating sensation that is the general characteristic of touring vehicles and the majority of production sports cars …’.

The Ferrari 330 GTC presented here is finished in Rosso Corsa with black interior. Chassis number 11059 has a continuous history of ownership and has never left Italy. The car comes with its original ASI certificate and FIVA passport along with copies of the Ferrari build sheets, official copy of the libretto, and original certificate of ownership.

The car is described as being in largely original, unrestored condition, running very well, and performing impeccably.

The 330 GTC remains one of Pininfarina’s best designs. With the 300hp 4.0-litre engine, it is a powerful performer on the open road, yet remains pleasant to drive in town. It is one of those rare long-legged classics that is as enjoyable for a fast run across Europe today as it was when new, when Phil Hill, the legendary Ferrari world champion called it ‘the best road going Ferrari ever built’.

Reference Number 13172

as of 9/14/2007

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Car 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC
VIN 11059 
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