1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2SOLD

RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island - March 10, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $85,000 - $110,000

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

$110,000 Sold

Specifications:
300bhp, 3,967 cc, single overhead cam V12 engine, three Weber 40DCZ double-barrel carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front and solid rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,650mm

At its annual press conference in 1964, Ferrari announced the arrival of the all-new 330GT 2+2. Compared to its predecessor (the 250GT 2+2), this model had a 50mm longer wheelbase, creating more room for comfort. Additionally, the disc braking system was improved as independent devices were placed at both front and rear. The bodywork was once again designed by the venerable Pininfarina. A stylistic departure, the Ferrari 330GT 2+2 supplanted traditionally aggressive looks with more graceful features that seem to improve with each passing year.

One should not presume that the 330GT 2+2 ’ s increased seating capacity resulted in reduced performance. Starting from the 4.0 liter 400 Superamerica engine, this ‘ family ’ Ferrari ’ s triple-Weber carbureted V12 engine listed a conservative 300 horsepower rating – in a car that could stand the daily stop-and-go grind, yet pack a full load of excitement on the right kind of road. A 152mph top speed was claimed by the factory.

After mid-1965, a second series was undertaken, which included a new five-speed all-syncromesh gearbox, ‘ hanging ’ rather than floor-hinged pedals and optional power steering and air conditioning. A cleaner nose section with new air intakes complemented the mechanical improvements. The traditional Borrani wire wheels became optional as rims made of cast alloy were thereafter issued as standard.

The 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II offered here is one of the most sought after two-headlight models. This car, produced to desirable specifications with air conditioning and the Borrani wheels is attractively presented in classic Rosso Corsa red (excellent older respray) with a tan interior. The owner, an accomplished and respected Ferrari mechanic, states that the 330 GT 2+2 is mechanically superb, with no smoke, a nice gearbox and a quiet axle. Behind this report is ample evidence of loving maintenance regardless of cost – over $40,000 worth documented by recent receipts. This includes an engine overhaul and suspension refurbishment with new shocks, plus a brand new ANSA exhaust system.

Fully sorted, there is virtually nothing left that needs to be done to this Ferrari except to be driven.

Reference Number 7251

as of 2/18/2007

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Car 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2
VIN 8025 
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