Ferrari 330 GTS

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Ferrari discontinued production of the 250 GT Lusso in 1964, leaving the firm without an intermediate model to occupy the gap between Ferrari's flagship Berlinetta's (the 275 GTB) and their grand four-seater Coupe's (the 330 GT). Launched during March 1966 at the Geneva Salon, the 330 GTC was an immediate success with customers and road testers alike, successfully filling the gap in Ferraris range. The 4-litre 330's were available in two alternative body styles - Coupe (GTC) or Spyder (GTS).

The 330 GTC frame was designated Tipo 592. These chassis's were outwardly very similar to those already used on Ferrari's 275 GTB being a traditional tubular steel chassis. Hydraulic disc brakes were fitted all-round along with fully independent suspension. Borrani's beautiful ten-hole cast alloy wheels were standard although spoked wheels from the same manufacturer were optionally available.

Engine-wise the GTC used Ferrari's twin cam four-litre Tipo 209/66 60° V12. Power was quoted by the factory as being 300bhp at 7000rpm with three twin choke Weber 40 carburettors. The engine was matched by a five-speed transaxle. Performance was impressive with a car reaching 0-60 in under 6.5 seconds whilst top speed was in excess of 150mph.

The GTS was introduced during October 1966 when chassis 8899 GT was given its public debut at the Paris Salon. The 330 GTS could be described as a "series II 275 GTS" with a revised grille and bumperettes as opposed to a one piece full width front bumper. Of course, in addition to the visual changes the 330 benefitted form increased power and torque as well as character changing smooth drive line with the use of torque tube over an open prop shaft thus making in our opinion the 330 GTS a far superior car.

Only approximately 100 330 GTS's were produced before Ferrari discontinued production in late '68 to make way for the new 4.4-litre 365 GTS. Electric windows were fitted as standard along with a full leather interior and comfortably padded rather than figure hugging bucket seats. Air conditioning was an optional extra.

This example was supplied new to the American market by Chinetti motors in 1967 and was originally presented in Rosso Rubino with Nero. The car was fitted from new with "factory A/C".

Fast forward to 2004 and the car was still with what was believed to be just its 3rd owner in remarkably original condition still. The car was purchased by a dealer and underwent a careful recommissioning after many years off the road.

In 2007 the car was then sold to the UK where a further minor but thorough restoration was commenced. At that time the car was stripped to bare metal and repainted in Nero. The seats and door cards were retrimmed whilst the remainder of the interior was carefully retained as it was in excellent condition. A great number of bills are contained within the sizeable history file documenting the huge number of parts that were overhauled and/or renewed. At that time the top end of the engine was also rebuilt, the valve stem oil seals were replaced and the transaxle was checked/overhauled. Ferrari have recently confirmed that the engine/transaxle/body are all still "matching numbers".

In 2010 DK Engineering supplied the car to the current owner and we are thrilled to offer it once again for sale. Today the mileage is indicated at just 51,000 miles from new and the car is presented in superb and well maintained condition throughout. A fabulous opportunity to purchase one of the greatest, prettiest, versatile and most capable road Ferraris of the 60's.

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