Lot 117

Arizona 2024

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina


$346,000 USD | Sold

United States | Phoenix, Arizona



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  • Stylish and powerful; the best of midcentury Italian grand touring
  • One of 424 left-hand-drive Series II examples
  • Cloaked in factory-correct Grigio Fumo; interior beautifully finished in beige leather
  • Retains numbers-matching 4.0-liter V-12 engine and five-speed gearbox
  • Sold new in Italy; optioned with power windows and Borrani wire wheels
  • Accompanied by a tool kit, jack, copies of factory build records, history report from Marcel Massini, set of Campagnolo alloy wheels, and an assortment of books and records

With its bodywork designed and built by Pininfarina, the 330 GT 2+2 Series I differed greatly from the preceding 250 GTE and the interim 330 America, as it was fitted with an unusual four-headlamp nose. The second-generation 330 GT 2+2, later dubbed the Series II, was introduced halfway through the 1965 model year. Its most noticeable change over the first-generation was the replacement of the car’s quad headlights with a more subtle dual-headlight treatment, while a proper five-speed gearbox replaced the previous model’s four-speed with overdrive.

Completed 9 May 1966, chassis 8487 left Maranello finished in Grigio Fumo over Nero Franzi leather trim. One of just 424 left-hand-drive Series II examples constructed, the car was factory equipped with Borrani wire wheels, power windows, and instruments in kilometers. Mere weeks after its completion, the car was sold to its first owner, Giancarlo Alessi of Trieste, Italy, on the northern shores of the Adriatic Sea. As documented in a history report from Marcel Massini, chassis 8487 would remain in Italy well into the 1970s before being exported to the United States by Milan-based dealer Dino Armando Genghini.

After arriving in North America, the car would pass through several caretakers before undergoing a full, bare-metal restoration in 2007. Numerous photographs document the painstaking rehabilitation process, which included a complete disassembly of the body to ensure laser-straight panels before applying a fresh coat of factory-correct Grigio Fumo paint. Beige leather was chosen for the interior while the car’s matching numbers 4.0-liter V-12 engine was completely rebuilt.

Sporting an exhilarating blend of Italian style, luxury, and power, the 330 GT 2+2 stands as a more practical alternative to the heady race-bred Ferraris of its time, offering similar driving drama and exhilaration in a package ideal for daily jaunts in town or long trips on the open road. This impressive example, with its understatedly handsome color combination and matching-numbers engine and gearbox, is an excellent candidate for both touring or showing.