3,967cc SOHC V12 Engine
300bhp at 7,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Beautifully presented example of the legendary Pininfarina-built 330 Grand Touring Coupe
*Delivered new in desirable and rare Verde Scuro over Beige Scuro livery
*Retains the original matching numbers engine
*Offered with Marcel Massini's History Report and owner's manuals
THE FERRARI 330 GTC
'At the top - at the absolute top - in the automotive enthusiasts' hierarchy of the cars of the world, there is only one. Ferrari. Is there really any question?' Thirty-plus years after Car and Driver magazine voiced that rhetorical inquiry the answer, of course, remains the same. And the car that prompted that eulogy? The Ferrari 330 GTC.
The two-seat 330 GTC debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966 and was essentially a closed version of the 275 GTS. Beneath its hood resided the 4.0-liter, 300bhp version of Ferrari's familiar 60-degree V12, as used in the 330GT 2+2. The short (94.5" wheelbase) chassis followed Ferrari's established practice of tying together sturdy oval-section main tubes in a steel spaceframe, while the suspension was independent all round by means of wishbones and coil springs.
First introduced on a road-going Ferrari (the 275 GTB) in 1964, the rear suspension incorporated the five-speed gearbox in a transaxle, an arrangement that created an inherently better-balanced car. Much development work had concentrated on the reduction of noise levels in the cabin, which was luxuriously equipped in the best Gran Turismo manner: leather seats, electric windows and heated rear screen were standard; radio, air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels the options. With a top speed in excess of 150mph, excellent ride comfort and sure-footed handling, Ferrari could justifiably claim the 330 GTC to be the finest of high-speed conveyances for two people and their luggage.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Renowned from new as one of Ferrari's best-performing and most-sophisticated classic V-12 Grand Touring models, the Pininfarina-bodied 330 GTC is particularly desirable. One of just 600 examples produced, this compelling, matching numbers example bears chassis Number 09711.
According to the history report compiled by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, 09711 is an original left-hand drive, European-specification model with factory-installed air conditioning and Blaupunkt radio. Documented by the factory as the 192nd 330 GTC produced in terms of assembly sequence, the chassis frame for 09711 was sent to Carrozzeria Pininfarina in Turin to receive its body (#C0200). Completed in March 1967, 09711 was tastefully finished in Verde Scuro (Green) over a Beige Scuro (Dark Beige) Connolly leather interior. The original livery was intended to be Celeste (Silver) over Nero Franzi (black) but was changed before production commenced.
Originally intended to be delivered to Wolfgang Denzel AG of Vienna, the destination changed prior to delivery and the Ferrari was routed to Milan and the official Ferrari dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s. 09711 was sold to the first owner in April of 1967, a Milanese textile manufacturing company named Tamatex S.r.I. di E Reymand e C. The Ferrari was serviced at the Ferrari Factory 'Assistenza Clienti' with 17,301 kilometers recorded in February of 1968 and was then sold in March of 1971 by Tematex to the second owner, a Mr. Angelo Rini of Milan. In May of 1971 the car was sold to its third owner, a Mr. Viviano Aruther Corradini, a New Yorker residing in Milan. In June of 1971 the Italian road registration was cancelled, and the car was exported to the USA where it has remained ever since. It is believed that the car was repainted in Ivory and partly retrimmed at some stage during the following decade and a half. Even though it's noted that the interior was retrimmed it's believed that much of the interior remains original. 09711 appears to have been kept in the New York area during the 1970s and early 1980s and was here offered for sale in April of 1985 by Jim McAllister's Grand Prix SSW of East Setauket, Long Island, NY. It was described as "Ivory with a brown interior, one of the finest GTC's". The Massini report notes that the car was restored by Steven Kessler Motorcars of New York in 1988, before later selling to Mr. Luke Richards of La Jolla, California. It's believed that Mr. Luke Richards sold the car to Canadian native Mr. H. Hamilton in early 2003, unfortunately Mr. Hamilton passed away shortly after his purchase and his widow stored it away in their climate-controlled home for over two decades.
09711 was purchased by the consignor in early 2022 and imported back into California. This 330 has recently been treated to a full service and a fresh set of appropriate Michelin XWX tires. Today this desirable, matching numbers 330 GTC is offered with owner's manuals and Marcel Massini's comprehensive report. A truly rare and well-optioned example of one of Ferrari's best classic V-12 models ever produced, 330 GTC 09599 opens up exciting opportunities for the next owner. One could enjoy the beautifully preserved car as it is or transform it back to its stunning original exterior color of 'Verde Scuro'.