Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901

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Lot 38
1966 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II

US$ 375,000 - 450,000
£ 270,000 - 330,000
1966 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 7901
Engine no. 7901

3,967cc SOHC V12 Engine
3 Weber Carburetors
300bhp at 7,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Freshly restored twin headlight 330
*Prize winner at Mar-a-Lago event in 2016
*Affordable 1960s V12 Ferrari motoring
*Matching numbers


THE 330GT 2+2

Ferrari firmly established itself as a 'volume' manufacturer with the 250 series, following nearly a decade of producing mere handfuls of cars at a time. Of course even then the numbers built were nothing compared to Detroit, but the concept was still a big move for the builder of exotic Italian sports cars. The introduction of the Pininfarina designed 250GTE in 1959 added a genuine 2+2 grand tourer to the range, a car suitable for the mature businessman. It delivered both the performance and creature comforts required to cover thousands of kilometers of autostrada in speed and subtle, elegant style.

The 250GTE was succeeded by the interim 330 America, which featured an enlarged 4.0-liter engine and then by the 330GT 2+2 Series I in 1964. The 330GT was updated in 1965 when the Series II models arrived. Its five-speed gearbox, alloy wheels and more resolved dual headlight frontal appearance set it firmly apart. Production ran until 1967, with 474 built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

According to respected historian Marcel Massini, chassis 07901 was originally supplied new in Italy through Renato Nocentini's Garage La Rotunda, one of the earliest agencies for Enzo Ferrari's products dating back to the 1950s, based in Prato, near Florence. It is assumed that the car was sold to a local enthusiast and then registered in that region. The first owner took delivery of the car in Grigio Fumo, with a Rossa interior, its delivery/build being dated to May 1966.

By 1975, it had migrated to these shores and was the property of Michael Kern of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its next owner was Scott Merriman of Ohio who acquired the car in the early 1980s. From there it changed hands just once more to a Wisconsin based collector, before arriving with its previous owner.

In that ownership the car was restored, the work being carried to a very high standard and with a fine eye for the details. This work is well charted in the accompanying file including an eye watering inch thick binder of bills, which one would certainly rather buy the result of secondarily than have paid out themselves! The result is exceptionally good, its paintwork is now beautifully finished in a rich black scheme and its interior appointed in plush new red leather a combination that is both understated and classy, as well as accenting the chrome trim and overall design of the more popular two headlight variant. Of course, it is shod with the more desirable Borrani wire wheels, while the full package includes a modernized system to run an Ipod through its Becker Europa stereo, and a set of tools in the trunk.

On completion of this rebuild the car was showcased at the world famous Cavallino Classic last year and at its sister event at the Mar-a-Lago Classic Sports Sunday the following day. At both it garnered much praise, particularly at the latter where it received 1st place in the 250/330/365 GT Class.

Within the last few months the car was subjected to a thorough mechanical check over and sorted at noted west coast specialists Dugan Enterprises, with specific attention to the brakes, ignition and carburetion.

As a result of its recent restoration and mechanical servicing, this stunningly presented Ferrari is now quite literally ready for 'show or go'.

Footnotes

  • Please note this car is titled 1967 with chassis no. 330GT7901
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Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
Matching numbersExquisite restoration,1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 SERIES II  Chassis no. 7901 Engine no. 7901
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