1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina

Sold For €1.779.000

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Gearbox No.
Body No.
09481
9481
116/I
C0151

Documents: US Title

  • One of just 99 examples produced
  • Original engine, chassis and drivetrain
  • Wonderfully patinaed restoration
  • Application for certification submitted to Ferrari Classiche
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The replacement to the 275 GTS, the 330 GTS was designed to be an elegant, open-top, V-12 grand tourer for Ferrari’s best customers looking for the finest automotive experience money could buy. In addition to plenty of room for two plus their luggage, the 330 GTS boasted a top speed of 150 mph and a quarter-mile time of 15 seconds at just under 100 mph.

Aside from the obvious addition of its convertible top, the 330 GTS was identical to the 330 GTC that had been unveiled a few months earlier at the Geneva Salon. However, the convertible was built in much more limited numbers than its closed sibling. While 598 examples of the 330 GTC were built, only 99 of the 330 GTS would leave the factory gates by the time production concluded in 1968. Today, these 99 cars are highly sought after by collectors for their fine driving characteristics as well as their gorgeous looks.

Chassis number 09481 was completed in February 1967, finished in Argento Metallizzato over Nero with factory air conditioning and was delivered new to official dealer Motor S.a.S. di Carla Allegretti in Rome. In 1970 it was exported to the U.S. and has remained there since. The first American owner recorded is Walter Ancker of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1976, for whom the car was serviced that August by Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, at 38,760 miles. It was next owned in 1979 by Lawrence Reif, who would advertise it for sale several times over the next year, as would its owners through the late-1990s. By 1995 it had been refinished in its present iconic colour scheme Rosso over tan. It joined the collection of the present owner several years ago.

The car retains its original engine, chassis, gearbox and body number stampings, and its finishes throughout still present in very nice overall condition, including the Borrani wire wheels. Its seats are tight, and the car is equipped with its original factory air-conditioning, as well as a Becker tape deck. It is accompanied by a full-size spare, in the trunk, as well as a top boot, partial tool set and a jack.

This is a lovely 330 GTS for any fine collection.



Lot Number
132

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