1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina
Sold For $500,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020 - Offered on Friday
- One of 598 330 GTCs produced between 1966 and 1968
- Ferrari Classiche Certified; Red Book issued May 2013
- Retains original chassis, engine, gearbox, and body
- Documented by marque historian Marcel Massini
Upon its premiere at the Brussels Salon in January 1964, the 330 GT 2+2 was intended to be the grandest of tourers. It was designed to cruise effortlessly across Europe and was luxuriously appointed to carry its occupants down the autostrada in style and ample performance. As per usual, Ferrari’s engineers kept pushing the envelope in order to create a car that would provide even better performance, as well as luxurious appointments that their discerning clients demanded. Enter the 330 GTC.
The 330 GTC was introduced in Geneva just two years after the 330 GT 2+2, and it embodied the best of both worlds between the comparatively plush 330 GT 2+2 and the more hardcore 275 GTB. The 330 GTC used the same steering, suspension, and transmission as the 275 GTB, and these features, coupled with a wheelbase that was 10 inches shorter than the 330 GT 2+2, made the GTC much more dynamic to drive. Perhaps the most sporting characteristic of the 330 was its engine. The 330 GTC’s Colombo V-12 produced 300 hp and had a top speed of 150 mph, with a 0–60 mph time of under seven seconds. The 330 GTC was no slouch.
Design elements from the car’s ancestors are evident in the bodywork, as the 330’s tail was first used on the 275 GTS, while the front-end styling is reminiscent of the 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 Lusso, the 330 GTC had very thin A- and B-pillars, giving the cabin an open feeling and incredible visibility from all angles. At the end of the 330 series’ production run, total numbers for the GTC stood at 598.
The 330 GTC offered was completed in January 1967, the second year of production. Originally finished in Grigio Scuro over Pelle Beige upholstery and Campagnolo wheels, the Ferrari was optioned with left-hand drive and instruments in kilometers. The car was delivered to official dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s. and sold new to a Mr. Cofindi of Milan in February 1967. Shortly thereafter he registered the car on Milanese plates MI D 45384. It is unknown how long Mr. Cofindi retained the Ferrari, but it was eventually exported to the United States. Subsequent ownership history is unknown. In 1986 chassis 9449 popped up for sale in the tristate area of New Jersey having been refinished in red. It is believed to have remained in that area until at least the fall of 1999, when it was offered for sale in red over black with Borrani wheels and a rebuilt engine. In May 2013 the 330 GTC received its Ferrari Classiche certification, earning its Red Book which confirmed that the car retained its original chassis, body, engine, and gearbox.
Today the GTC is finished in red over beige. The exterior is equipped with grille-mounted fog lights, a Talbot driver side-view mirror, and ANSA exhaust tips. It rides on new Michelin XWX radial tires mounted on upgraded Borrani wire wheels. The interior is in wonderful shape, featuring a wood dash housing Veglia Borletti instrumentation, nicely trimmed bucket seats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and a Becker Mexico AM/FM/Cassette player. The trunk offers ample storage space and is equipped with a full-size Campagnolo spare.
All in all, this is a very pleasing example of Ferrari’s 330 GTC, one which offers its new owner the chance to drive and enjoy the car as is for many years to come, with the possibility of one day returning it to its original colors.