1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421
Lot 37
1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Sold for £ 203,100 (US$ 268,665) inc. premium

Lot Details
1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta  Chassis no. 8421
1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series 2 Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. HDE 112D
Chassis no. 8421
*Delivered new to France
*Left-hand drive
*An older restoration
*Maintained by marque specialists

Footnotes

  • By the end of the 1950s, the market for sports cars with 'family accommodation' had grown sufficiently for Ferrari to contemplate the introduction of a four-seater model. Introduced in the summer of 1960, the first such Ferrari - the 250 GTE 2+2 - was based on the highly successful 250 GT. Pininfarina's brief had been to produce a 2+2 without sacrificing the 250's elegant good looks or sporting characteristics, and the master Carrozzier succeeded brilliantly, moving the engine, gearbox, and steering gear forward and the fuel tank back, thus creating sufficient room for two occasional rear seats.

    The 250 GTE provided the basis for its replacement: the 330 GT 2+2 introduced in January 1964. Pininfarina was once again entrusted with the styling, adopting of a four-headlamp frontal treatment that reflected the tastes of Ferrari's most important export market, the USA. The 330 GT's tubular chassis was 50mm longer in the wheelbase than before, which made conditions less cramped for the rear passengers. Suspension was independent at the front by wishbones and coil springs, while at the back there was a live axle/semi-elliptic set-up. Improvements to the discs-all-round braking system saw separate hydraulic circuits adopted for front and rear.

    The 330 GT's Colombo-type, 60-degree, V12 engine had first appeared in the 330 America (effectively a big-bore 250 GTE 2+2) in 1963. Displacing 3,967cc, the single-overhead-camshaft, all-alloy unit was good for 300-plus horsepower, an output sufficient to propel the 330 GT to a maximum velocity of 152mph (245km/h) making it, when introduced, the fastest road-going Ferrari. Equipped at first with a four-speeds-plus-overdrive gearbox, the 330 GT gained a five-speed transmission in mid-1965 and later that year had its four-headlight front end replaced by a two-lamp arrangement, these later cars being known as the 'Series 2'.

    A 'Series 2' model, chassis number '8421' was delivered new to France via Franco-Britannic Automobiles of Paris, Ferrari's official distributor. Resident in France for many years, the Ferrari spent a short period in Spain in the early 2000s before returning to France. The car was then imported into the UK by its Paris-based owner, who kept it stored in London until it was sold to the previous owner in the summer of 2012. The current vendor purchased the Ferrari in September 2014.

    An older restoration described as in generally very good condition, the car has covered relatively few miles since the engine was rebuilt in 2010. More recently the Ferrari has been maintained by marque specialists GTO Engineering, Bob Houghton, and QV, as evidenced by related service/maintenance bills on file. Professionally stored and sold from a large private collection, this beautiful and highly desirable V12 Ferrari is offered with an old-style logbook, MoT to November 2017, V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned bills.
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