Arizona | Lot 142
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina
$2,012,500 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2019
- Offered from the famed Skip Barber Collection
- Ferrari Classiche certified; original engine and gearbox
- 71st of only 100 rare and exclusive examples produced
- Equipped rare optional factory air conditioning
- Includes Classiche “Red Book,” manuals, and tool set
- Showing only 33,750 original km
In 1966 the 330 GTS debuted at the 1966 Geneva auto show. Enzo Ferrari wanted to create a new model that would fit between the sporting 275 GTB and the grand touring-oriented 330 GT 2+2, calling once again on Enzo’s preferred automotive clothier, Pininfarina. The 330 GTC would utilize the chassis of the former and the engine of the latter, creating a comfortable yet still sporty two-seat experience. Sergio Pininfarina, working with his engineer brother-in-law Renzo Carli, created an elegant design that incorporated many successful elements from past designs. The new model borrowed the tail of the 275 GTS in its entirety, a nose modeled on that of the 500 Superfast, and front fenders from the 330 GT 2+2. The resulting 330 GTC personified elegance, style, and speed in the great Italian tradition of sporting automobiles.
Following the 300 GTC introduction, Ferrari unveiled the GTC’s open-air variant, the exclusive, GTS spider. As with the 330 GTC and the 275 GTS, the new 330 GTS featured the same mechanical layout that included a fully independent suspension, four-wheel Girling disc brakes, a rigid torque-tube driveline, five-speed transaxle, and Campagnolo alloy wheels or optional classic Borrani wire wheels, if the customer preferred. Lurking under the sleek hood was the Ferrari’s famous four-liter, twin-cam V-12, delivering a genuine 300 bhp at 6,600 rpm to answer its driver’s beck and call. All these components deliver a symphony of power, propelling the Italian thoroughbred to speeds approaching 150 mph, making it one of the fastest open two-seat sports cars of its time.
This stunning 1967 330 GTS was purchased new by Warren Heller, an American living in Paris. Heller took delivery of the car at the Ferrari factory and drove it back to France. Heller enjoyed the 330 GTS for many years until it was reported stolen in Paris in the summer of 1981. In 1983 it surfaced in Southern Florida, where it was “sold” to an unsuspecting buyer. At the time it had been repainted a dark grey color and showed 19,000 km, according to the Ferrari Market Letter archive. Later the car was tracked down by Gerald Roush and Steve Barney who notified Heller of their discovery. By 1994, after more than a decade separated from its original owner, the GTS and Heller were reunited in Paris. Heller died in 1999 and passed it to his estate, who sold it to Frank Gallogly of Englewood, New Jersey. Gallogly commissioned a high-quality repaint of the car, selecting the attractive deep red color the car wears today. In 2000 it showed only 26,151 original kilometers when it was acquired by Skip Barber, who added it to his carefully procured collection.
Mr. Barber has driven the 330 GTS sparingly, but regularly, keeping this classic Ferrari always serviced, properly sorted, and ready to drive and fully functional, including the rare, original factory-installed air conditioning system. The car is currently showing only 33,750 original kilometers. The well-preserved original black interior, replete with three-spoke wood steering wheel, fine wood veneer dash trim, and classic white on black Veglia instruments, welcome the driver into a comfortable place of old-world craftsmanship and elegance. A black soft top complements the interior. Accompanying are a Ferrari Classiche certification, service receipts, owner's manuals, and a complete tool set.
The 71st car out of just 100 examples produced, this rare, powerful, well-preserved 330 GTS is ideally suited for the Ferrari enthusiast that enjoys spirited driving as well as FCA events.