Lot 148

Monterey 2023

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina


$445,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



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  • The 298th of 598 examples produced between 1966 and 1968
  • Maintained but never restored; believed to retain much of its original Oro Chiaro Metallizzato (19410 M) paintwork
  • Only two recorded owners since 1977, and currently indicates under 50,350 km (~31,300 mi.) at time of cataloguing
  • Desirably equipped from new with Borrani wire wheels, power windows, and air conditioning
  • Approximately $30,000 of mechanical servicing completed within the past 65 miles of use

Ferrari’s 330 GTC was introduced in Geneva just two years after the 330 GT 2+2. Upon its debut, this new model embodied the best of two worlds, sitting between the comparatively plush 330 GT 2+2 and the racing-derived 275 GTB. The 330 GTC utilizes the same steering, suspension, and five-speed transaxle as the 275 GTB with a wheelbase that is a full 10 inches shorter than the 330 GT 2+2. But perhaps its most sporting characteristic is the 4.0-liter, 300-horsepower Colombo V-12 engine, which endowed a factory-rated top speed of 150 mph and 0–60 mph time of under seven seconds.

Styling elements from the car’s ancestors are plainly evident in its Pininfarina-designed bodywork, as the 330’s tail was first used on the 275 GTS, while the front end is reminiscent of Ferrari’s contemporaneous, limited-production 500 Superfast. With the shorter wheelbase, the 330 GTC lost its rear seats and gained a rear luggage shelf in its place. Like the beautiful 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, the 330 GTC bears very thin A- and B-pillars, giving the cabin a sophisticated, open feeling with incredible visibility from all angles.

With such potent mechanicals and elegant styling, the 330 GTC came together with a particular harmony that has made it one of the finest grand touring cars ever built.

GTC 10101

Benefitting from extended residency with just two recorded owners since 1977, this handsome GTC offered here was completed at Maranello in June 1967 and earmarked for distribution to the Milanese Ferrari dealer Gastone Crepaldi Automobili. Historian Marcel Massini notes that 330 GTC number 10101 is approximately the 298th of the 598 examples of the model produced between 1966 and 1968, and its original factory specifications included Oro Chiaro Metallizzato (19410 M) paint over Nero Franzi leather upholstery with gray carpets and a gray stripe upon the seats. Desirable options included when new were limited to the requisite set of metric instrumentation, as well as Borrani wire wheels, power windows, and an air conditioning system—certainly ideal for long-distance touring during the Mediterranean summers.

Chassis 10101 was quickly purchased from Crepaldi’s stock by a local resident and member of the noted Sozzani family. By the late 1970s, the car had been moved to the island of Sardinia, and in 1977 it was purchased by Dr. Phillip B. Buzzelli of Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Buzzelli earned his medical doctorate from the University of Bologna, which proved a convenient location from which to explore the finest facilities of Italian automotive brilliance; Maranello (Ferrari) and Modena (Maserati) were both just 30 miles away, while Milan (Alfa Romeo) proved a leisurely 150-mile drive north, and Turin (Fiat/Lancia) a 210-mile drive west—all convenient distances in contrast to the expansive frame of reference for American drivers.

Some of the more notable cars known to have passed through Dr. Buzzelli’s stable of V-12 Ferraris include the 400 Superamerica Pininfarina Cabriolet which Ferrari exhibited at the Brussels and New York Auto Shows in 1960, a 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, and long-nose 275 GTB 6/C. After 20 years of much-enjoyed ownership, Buzzelli sold 10101 to the consignor, and at that time it reportedly indicated approximately 43,450 kilometers (~27,000 miles).

Presented today from 26 years under current ownership, this stunning 330 GTC currently shows 50,350 kilometers (~31,300 miles), and is notably well-preserved, having never been submitted to a recorded restoration or major refit of any kind. The car’s paintwork remains well detailed throughout and is believed to be mostly original, while much of its factory-correct equipment has been retained into current ownership.

Invoices on file dating back to October 2019 show approximately $30,000 of servicing completed within the car’s latest 65 miles of use, with conspicuous items of care including the fitment of a new carpet kit, rear parcel shelf, seat covers, seat belts, water pump, and thorough rebuild of the car’s suspension system. In addition, the air conditioning system was entirely gone through, the carburetors were adjusted, a new clutch master cylinder was fitted, and new period-style tires which were applied to 10101’s recently polished set of 14-inch Borrani wire wheels.

Among the best driver’s cars produced by Maranello in the 1960s, this gorgeous 330 GTC will thrill its next caretaker for years to come.