Lot 328

Monterey 2023

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina


$2,975,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



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487 I/R
  • One of just 99 examples produced
  • Displayed by Ferrari at the 1967 Torino Motor Show
  • Presented in its factory colors of Azzurro over Nero leather trim
  • Ferrari Classiche certified; accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity, Libretto, and Red Book
  • Retains its numbers-matching engine, gearbox, and bodywork, as confirmed by Ferrari Classiche
  • First owned by American realist painter Jamie Wyeth, son of Andrew Wyeth
  • Well-documented ownership history from new, including numerous best of show honors
  • Desirably optioned from the factory with air conditioning and power windows
  • Accompanied by numerous service invoices, copies of Ferrari factory build records, Maranello Concessionaires archive report, and report by marque expert Marcel Massini
  • Includes tool rolls and books

Following in the footsteps of the 275 GTS, the 330 GTS was designed with the intention of providing Ferrari’s best customers with the finest open-top motoring experience that money could buy. Fast, elegant, and practical, the 330 GTS left its lucky owners wanting for nothing and solidified Ferrari’s reputation as the finest builder of grand touring cars.

The Colombo-designed V-12 powerplant displaced four liters and was fed by three triple-choke Weber DCZ/6 carburetors. Period tests found the mill capable of 300 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 244 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. The increased power enabled a 0-60 mph sprint of around six seconds and a top speed approaching 150 mph.

For the 330 GTC and GTS bodywork, Pininfarina drew inspiration for the front end from the 500 Superfast with its split bumper and triple-louvred engine vents on each front wing, while the rear was kept almost identical to that which had proved so popular with the 275 GTS. Only 99 examples were built when production concluded in late 1968 compared to nearly 600 coupe versions, making it considerably rarer than its closed counterpart.

Boasting unquestionable rarity and decades of faithful ownership, as well as a more recent refreshening to factory specifications, this wonderful 330 GTS is a particularly desirable example. According to the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, chassis number 10359 was completed in the fall of 1967 cloaked in the stunning combination of Azzurro (19278 M) over Nero Franzi leather trim. The car was also desirably equipped with air conditioning and power windows while riding on Ferrari’s beloved Campagnolo alloy wheels.

So impressive were the car’s finishes that it was chosen for display at the XLIV Torino Motor Show held at Parco Valentino in Torino, Italy. Copies of period photos showing the car on Ferrari’s stand are included in the sale. Following display, it was shipped to the United States for sale via Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut. Chinetti and company must have been equally as taken with 10359’s appearance, for it was held from sale and saw continued use as a display car along the East Coast throughout 1968 and 1969.

On 26 June 1969, the car was finally sold by Algar Enterprises, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to its first owner, American realist painter James “Jamie” Wyeth of Wilmington, Delaware who traded in his Shelby 427 Cobra as part of the reported $15,000 purchase price. Wyeth’s father, Andrew Wyeth, is among the most revered American realist painters, and is best known for his work, Christina’s World (1948).

In 1975, 10359 was collected from Andrew Wyeth’s barn in the Chadds Ford area of Pennsylvania by Ferrari mechanics Doug Richmond and Don Noble. The two would in turn sell the car that same year to Carl Cantera of Wilmington, Delaware in whose curation the car would remain for the better part of the next three decades. A well-respected Ferrari client, Cantera would have the car repainted red and fitted with Borrani wire wheels.

Chassis 10359 then saw its return to the show circuit upon display by Cantera at Ron Spangler’s Prancing Horse Farm Picnic in Bel Air, Maryland in 1980, where it won Best of Show. In late 1987, Cantera commissioned Doug Richmond to conduct a sympathetic restoration including a concours-quality, bare-metal repaint in red. After its refurbishment, the car debuted at the 24th Annual Ferrari Club of America National Meet at Wolf Trap Farm and Summit Point, West Virginia where it placed First in Class and won the President’s Cup. Cantera would continue to display 10359 throughout the 1980s and 1990s, compiling numerous Best of Show and First in Class finishes including a First in Class at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in 1994 and display at the 1995 Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance.

Ownership would pass to Cantera’s son, Richard “Dick” Cantera in 1999; he continued his father’s fastidious curation of 10359. In 2017, the car was imported to England where it was sold that same year to the consignor. In October 2017 the consignor commissioned a detailed mechanical overhaul by Barkaways Ferrari of Kent, United Kingdom as well as a complete interior and roof retrim by highly regarded specialist O’Rourke Coachtrimmers of West Sussex, United Kingdom—importantly using (per period correct) Connolly hides for the leather. During this time, the consignor importantly had the car certified by Ferrari Classiche and it is accompanied by its Certificate of Authenticity, Libretto, and Red Book.

Upon the completion of its refurbishment, 10359 was displayed at the 2020 London Concours, where it won Best of Show. Importantly, 10359 was also returned to its factory original, stunning shade of Azzurro by the Ferrari specialists at Bob Houghton LTD in conjunction with Ross Packard, a Ferrari paint specialist, in late 2020.

The car has since been displayed at the 2021 Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance and invited to be displayed at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace in 2022. Furthermore, the 330 GTS appeared in issue 246 of Cavallino magazine. Recent maintenance has been carried out under the stewardship of Bob Houghton. To say most recent ownership has been fastidious is a wide understatement, and the car certainly merits a close in-person inspection. Further to this, the car has been fully covered in PPF and is offered with an additional modern set of headlights, adding peace of mind for the car’s next owner should they choose to enjoy it on the open road.

Few automotive experiences can top driving a twelve-cylinder Ferrari with the top down. As a model intended for crossing continents at high speed, each additional mile is sure to be better than the last. A stunning example with documented ownership from new, this 330 GTS would be the perfect fair-weather tourer or concours participant, sure to only attract the most favorable of compliments.