Lot 149

London 2015

1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina


£140,000 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom



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  • The 28th example produced
  • Delivered new to Germany
  • Presented in classic Rosso Corsa over Nero

300 bhp, 3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber 40 DCZ6 carburettors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,650 mm

Replacing the 250 GTE 2+2 and the limited-production 330 America was the 330 GT 2+2, which made its first public appearance at the Brussels Salon in January 1964. This new model helped carry on the success of the 2+2 models of the immediate past with several key updates, in hopes of seeing an increase in sales over the outgoing 250 GTE.

Ferrari’s new four-seater featured a completely new body style from Pininfarina, one that was very distinctive from Ferrari’s other models on sale at the time. The easiest way to identify the first-series 330 GT 2+2 is by its quad-headlight front end; the second series adapted a redesigned dual-headlight front end.

Following in the footsteps of the 330 America, the 330 GT 2+2 featured a four-litre V-12 engine, which was mated to the existing four-speed-plus overdrive transmission in the 250 GTE. Its wheelbase was increased by two inches, and with the installation of Koni adjustable shock absorbers, handling had improved immensely. Before production began on the redesigned Series II, Ferrari had produced 625 examples of the initial series.

The first-series example offered today, chassis 5421, left the factory in February 1964, having been finished in Grigio Notte over a Nero interior. The car was then delivered to its first owner, Mr Baumgart in Germany, through Ferrari importer Auto-Becker GmbH in Düsseldorf. The car was next seen in the 1980s with a repaint in the traditional Rosso Corsa. The car remained in Germany, this time with Mr Rolf-Peter Ditter, who owned a plastic manufacturing company in Kinzigtal. Mr Ditter was clearly very proud of his car and showed it during the Black Forest meeting in Germany on 19 April 1980, as well as at the Auto-Becker meeting at the Nürburgring on 4 June 1980. Whilst little is currently known of the car’s interim history, it was acquired more recently by the current seller in 2008, from a Mr Miller, of Christchurch, United Kingdom, and it is presented here as an ideal candidate for an enthusiast.

The 330 GT 2+2 remains one of Ferrari’s finest four-passenger touring cars. It is powerful yet easy to drive around town, whilst its luxurious appointments make it as ideal for today’s road tours and events as when it was new. As 330-series Ferraris become more desirable to collectors, the 330 GT 2+2 provides an opportunity into Ferrari ownership at a reasonable price. This car will surely prove to be a fantastic driver, one that can accommodate a family of four on brief outings, which is a rare site in the world of Enzo-era Ferraris.