1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Series 1' Berlina  Chassis no. 6509 Engine no. 6509

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1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Series 1' Berlina
Coachwork by Pininfarina Chassis no. 6509 Engine no. 6509

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Sold for €109,250 inc. premium
Lot to be sold without reserve
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Series 1' Berlina
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 6509
Engine no. 6509
• Offered without reserve
• Matching Numbers
• The fastest road-going Ferrari when introduced
• Left-hand drive
• Present ownership since 2008

* Please note that this motor car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in the Netherlands.

Please note this motor car is subject to the reduced local import tax should it remains in the EU.
As Bonhams is the guarantor of the customs duties and taxes clearance, these motor cars cannot be released to the buyer or his transporter immediately after the sale.


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. Despite the increase in bulk necessitated by the 330 GT's additional accommodation, Ferrari had not lost sight of the requirement to offer the ultimate driving experience.

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'.

This 330 GT's early history is not known, the oldest historical document on file being a copy of an incomplete UK V5C Registration Certificate recording that the Ferrari was first registered (in that country) in 1990. The current owner purchased the car from The Hairpin Company of Swindon, Wiltshire, UK on 12th May 2008 (bill of sale on file). This is an interesting Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 in good overall condition. Due to a long period in storage it would benefit from a mechanical overhaul and some small cosmetic work to return it to its former glory. The originality of its interior is of note, as is the fact that it is a matching numbers car. Please note import taxes will be liable if the car is to remain in the EU.

Additional Information

*Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a reduced rate of 5.5% on the hammer price and the prevailing rate on buyer's premium if the car remains in EU.TVA sur les objets importés à un taux réduit de 5.5% sur le prix d'adjudication et un taux en vigueur sur la prime d'achat dans le cas où la voiture reste dans l'Union Européenne.