1967 Ferrari 330 GTC600.000-800.000 EUR - Estimate

1967  Ferrari  330 GTC #9961

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French title
Chassis no. 9661
Engine no. 9661

- Ferrari Classiche
- Completely restored by Zanasi and Luppi
- Matching numbers
- From Nicolas Todt's collection

Reference Number 618249

as of 7/6/2020

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Car 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
VIN 9661 
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Known History

Production of the 250 GT Lusso, positioned between the 250 GTE 2 2 and the roadgoing version of the 250 GT SWB, finished at the end of 1964. It was not replaced, so in 1965 there was no model between the 330 GT 2 2 and the 275 GTB. Ferrari and Pininfarina nonetheless believed there was a market for a model which was more agile than the 330 GT 2 2 but quieter and more flexible than the 275 GTB. That model was the 330 GTC, first shown at Geneva in 1966. The front was inspired by the Superamerica and the rear by the 275 GTS, but the result was very harmonious and good-looking.

The body of the 330 GTC was built by Pininfarina itself and was particularly well finished. It is one of the most pleasant Ferraris to drive, thanks to its short wheelbase (2400 mm/94.5 in) and its flexible and powerful 4-litre V12, but remained relatively quiet overall. With half as many built as the 365 GTB/4, the 330 GTC is a sought-after car which combines the powerful engine from the 330 GT 2 2 and the short wheelbase of the berlinettas.

The car presented here was delivered new on 20 March 1967 to Gastone Crepaldi Automobili SAS, the official Ferrari dealer in Milan. On 21 April, they sold it to its first owner, Carlo Dragoni, an industrialist from Milan. It is possible that Carlo Dragoni was a relative of Eugenio Dragoni, the manager of the Scuderia Ferrari, and simply registered the car on his behalf. It had a very distinctive registration, with his initial and the series of numbers “MI D 77777”, which may be proof of its purchase by a nominee acting for Eugenio. It was then sold to two other owners in Milan in December 1967 and September 1968. In 1979, the car crossed the pond to Wisconsin, where its Verde Pino body and orange-coloured leather made way for a traditional combination of red paint with black leather. In 1988, it was acquired by a New Yorker, who had a front-end shunt in 1989. It was then sold to a Swiss collector, from whom Nicolas Todt bought it in January 2014. True to his family's taste for cars in concours condition, he decided to have it restored and sent it in 2014 to one of the top firms in Europe, the Carrozzeria Zanasi in Maranello. The 330 GTC was completely stripped down prior to a mechanical and body rebuild, at a total cost of €215,000! Todt chose one of the most elegant colours for its bodywork: azzuro metallizzato, with a black leather interior by Luppi. The official certification by Ferrari in September 2015, at the end of the work, confirmed that the chassis and the bodywork had not been modified and that the car still had its original engine. Following this exceptional restoration, it joined the Ferraris in the family collection and was driven occasionally and only for routine maintenance. It will be supplied to its new owner with the detailed invoice for the work by Zanasi as well as its red folder from Ferrari Classiche. Two photographs from 1967 showing its original registration and the complete history file prepared by Marcel Massini may also be consulted on request.

It is very rare to find a Ferrari 330 GTC like this in concours condition, restored to such a high standard. It will satisfy the most demanding collectors. How pleasant too to see a Ferrari with provenance like this!

 

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