1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2 2 Series IISOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 3,967 CC SOHC Tipo 209 V-12 Engine Three Weber Carburetors 300 BHP at 6,600 RPM 5-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers About this Car: Ferrari’s introduction of a new 2 2 grand tourer at the 1964 Brussels Motor Show heralded the arrival of a chic new direction in Pininfarina styling, one that would characterize the coming series of Ferrari models. Featuring thin elegant A-pillars and a sizable glass canopy, the 330 GT 2 2 packed the signature Ferrari punch, with a four-liter V-12 engine developing 300 hp. In mid-1965, the design was updated with a new nose reminiscent of the concurrent 275 GTS, with single headlamps and triple-louver fender vents. In addition to the exterior revisions, Ferrari improved the 330 GT 2 2 by fitting a five-speed gearbox, hanging pedal assembly, hydraulic clutch actuation, and a revised dashboard layout. In total, just 474 examples of these improved second-series cars were manufactured before the 330 GT 2 2 ceased production in 1967. According to the research of noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this 330 GT 2 2 was originally purchased by a New York-based owner named Mr. Tuttleman in October 1966, through East Coast distributor Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut. Equipped as a US-specifications example with power windows, power steering, and air-conditioning, the car was accepted by Mr. Tuttleman at the Modena factory and temporarily registered with Italian tourist plates. Mr. Tuttleman soon imported the car to America, and by the early 1970s it was in the possession of Dan Greer of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr. Greer owned the Ferrari at least through 1977, and a copy of a Missouri title suggests that in 1979 the car was purchased by a principal at the Shepherd of the Hills Historical Society of Branson, Missouri, a local theatrical company. In July 1990, William Kinsman of New York offered chassis 8959 for sale and described the Ferrari as a 43,000-mile example. Later purchased by the renowned Blackhawk Collection, the 330 GT 2 2 benefitted from the care of one of the collector car hobby’s most respected institutions and was displayed alongside some of the greatest automobiles of all time. More recently acquired by the consignor, a well-known enthusiast based in Texas, this well-maintained 330 GT 2 2 is currently equipped with a Becker Europa TR radio and wears attractive Borrani wire wheels that beautifully complement the car’s elegant design. The matching-numbers drivetrain is said to offer strong performance, and the paint, chrome, interior, and engine bay all present wonderfully. Accompanied by a tool kit and owners’ manuals, this handsome Ferrari is a strong example of a model that continues to show increasing appreciation and will almost assuredly grow in stature in coming years.

Reference Number 212975

as of 3/14/2013

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Car 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2 2 Series II
VIN 8959 
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