Lot 125

Monterey 2023

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I 'Interim' by Pininfarina

Offered from the Lost & Found Collection


$98,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Chassis No.
Engine No.
7195 (See Notes)
US Title
  • Believed to be one of 124 Series I ‘Interim’ cars
  • Accompanied by numbers-matching engine block
  • Featuring a five-speed transmission, upgraded brakes, and power windows
  • Part of the famous ‘barn collapse’ photo following Hurricane Charley
  • A prime restoration candidate

Ferrari had seen great success with the 250 GTE, which was their first production four-seat model, and its formal replacement—the 330 GT 2+2—was sure to carry on the grand tradition of gentlemanly yet sporting motoring that the 250 GTE had started.

Cosmetically, the 330 GT 2+2 was quite different from the 250 GTE. The most noticeable change was to the front end, where the designers at Pininfarina had crafted a unique quad-headlamp nose, allegedly to appease the American market. Both the nose and the tail of the car were slightly more angular, and the nose bore a wider front grille to increase airflow to the engine.

Like the limited-production 330 America that preceded it, the 330 GT 2+2 was fitted with a four-liter V-12 engine. Engineers extended the car’s wheelbase by two inches over the outgoing 250 GTE and fitted it with Koni adjustable shock absorbers in an effort to improve handling.

Delivered new to the United States in 1965 through Luigi Chinetti Motors, this Ferrari was finished in Grigio Fumo over a Rosso interior. A rare series I “interim” car, just 124 examples of these 330 GT 2+2 models are believed to have been built prior to the introduction of the Series II. These cars retained the earlier quad-headlight design but featured a five-speed transmission, drop pedals, power windows, and upgraded brakes.

Now finished in a shade of silver with a grey interior and Borrani wire wheels, chassis 7195 presents as a prime candidate for a complete restoration. While not present under the hood, the numbers-matching engine block will accompany the car. A gearbox and rear axle remain installed in the car. While prior ownership is not fully known, the driver’s side windshield exhibits a 1971/1972 Florida registration sticker; collector Walter Medlin purchased the car in the 1990s. The Ferrari exhibits damage to the roof sustained from the 2004 Hurricane Charley building collapse, and it was one of the cars prominently featured in the now famous “barn collapse” photos that circulated following the hurricane.

Once restored, this rare “interim” 330 GT 2+2, now offered from the Lost & Found Collection, will surely draw attention from any individual aware of its status as an exclusive example of a timeless Ferrari.