1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599

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Lot 55
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 505,500 inc. premium
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 09599
Engine no. 9599

3,967cc SOHC V12 Engine
300bhp at 7,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly original, well-preserved example of the Pininfarina built 330 Grand Touring Coupe
*Retains matching numbers, engine, bodywork and original interior
*Previously owned by Ferrarista Dean Batchelor
*Offered with Marcel Massini's History Report and service receipts



THE FERRARI 330GTC

'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 09599 and remains in highly original and well preserved condition.

According to history compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, 09599 is an original left-hand drive, European-specification model with Metric instruments. Documented by the Factory as the 180th 330 GTC produced in terms of assembly sequence, the chassis frame for 09599 was sent to Carrozzeria Pininfarina in Turin to receive its body (#C0190) in December 1966 and assembly of its potent V-12 engine was completed during February 1967, personally supervised by factory foreman Amos Franchini. Completed in March 1967, 09599 was tastefully finished in Argento (Silver) over Beige Scuro (Dark Beige) Connolly leather upholstery, the combination it retains today.

Delivered new to Milanese official Ferrari dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s., 09599 was sold during April 1967 to Italian industrialist and Milan resident Michele Caprotti, who had the Ferrari serviced by the Factory's client assistance branch in March 1968 at 11,927 kilometers (7,156 miles). In December 1971, the 330 GTC was exported to California by Milanese dealer Dino Armando Genghini and in early 1972, acquired by Han Kuijsten of Oakland and a California Certificate of Compliance was issued on June 30, 1972. By June 1975, the Ferrari was owned by Dean Batchelor, the automotive journalist and Ferrari book author, who also served at the time as technical assistant to the general manager of the renowned Harrah Automobile Museum collection in Reno, Nevada. By February 1979, 09599 was owned by Vincent De Tarr, a building contractor resident in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Remaining in California and still sporting its original color combination, 09599 benefits from a recent inspection and refurbishments by the Ferrari marque experts at GTO Engineering in Los Angeles. Wonderfully and attractively preserved and presented with a pleasing and irreplaceable patina of unrestored originality, 09599 is much more than a preservation-type car, benefiting from long-term Californian ownership since it was imported in 1971/1972, with the original Pininfarina bodywork and the original leather hides, wood grain steering wheel, dash, and carpeting all in very good order. Desirable amenities include power window lifts and original specification, European-band Blaupunkt pushbutton radio. A truly rare and highly original example of one of Ferrari's best classic V-12 models ever produced, 330 GTC 09599 clearly benefits from its long-term ownership in Nevada and California, with interesting provenance including 1970s ownership by renowned Ferrari author and enthusiast, Dean Batchelor.

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1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
1967 Ferrari  330 GTC<br />Chassis no. 09599 <br />Engine no. 9599
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