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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

Beautifully Presented, Matching Numbers, Late Production 330 GTC with Books, Tools and Records. Equipped with A/C and P/W. Strong Driving Experience.

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Price $625,000
VIN *10631*
Exterior Color Fly Yellow
Interior Color Black Leather
Mileage 80128 Miles (TMU)
Engine 4.0 Litre 12-Cylinder no. 10631
Transmission 5-Speed Transaxle
Status Inventory
Stock FJ2141

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
s/n 10631, Engine no. 10631
Fly Yellow with Black Leather Interior

The Ferrari 330 GTC was revealed to an enthusiastic public in 1966 at the Geneva Auto Show. It was immediately heralded as a refined road machine with driving characteristics well beyond previous sports cars of the period. The engine was part of the ongoing development of the venerable Colombo V12, now displacing 4.0 liters, and generating 300hp. A torque tube connected the engine to the rear-mounted transaxle, optimizing weight distribution much like current high performance cars do today. The 330 GTC utilized disc brakes all round, independent front and rear suspension, and a 5-speed gearbox, resulting in exceptionally good road holding, performance, and reliable road use, even in daily traffic.

The elegant but understated body design was taught and refined, while comfort amenities included air conditioning and electric windows, bolstering their sophistication as road cars. Becker or Blaupunkt radios were optional, as were wire wheels. Only 598 330 GTCs were constructed between 1966 and 1968. Like the svelte 250 GT Lusso, the 330 GTC was designed with very thin A and B pillars, giving the cabin an open feel, coupled with remarkable outward visibility from all angles. Widely regarded to be one of the best driving and most usable classic Ferraris, the 330 GTC continues to be highly sought after today. While many GTC owners have large collections of important Ferraris, the GTC is often their Ferrari of choice for driving events.

This particular Ferrari 330 GTC is the 358th 330 GTC built, and thus has many of the best features of the series. First sold out of Luigi Chinetti Motors in Modena Italy for $8,924.00, the first known owner was Stuart Willieam of Stamford, CT. The car then resided with two long-term owners over the 1980s and 1990s, where it amassed approximately 77,000 miles, which are believed to be original for the period through the late 1990s. The service and restoration history on the car dates back over thirty years, along with ownership history dating back almost fifty years.

Delivered new from the factory with air conditioning and power windows, this GTC is now finished in a very nice Fly yellow with very nice black leather interior. During the 1990s and into the early 2000s, a dedicated enthusiast (one of two long-term owners) spent considerable time and resources restoring the car. In 1992, records and detailed receipts indicate the car was stripped to bare metal, painted, serviced and detailed by Berlinetta Motorcars LTD in New York, at a cost of $63,802.60 (receipts included) with the recorded mileage of 68,271 miles. During this period much of the efforts were directed to correcting former body repairs, paying attention to the rocker panels and lower fender corners, and fortifying the typical frame areas commonly damaged due to incorrect jacking. Today, 330 GTC s/n 10631 has 80,125 miles, indicating only 11,854 miles since the restoration with only 2,765 miles added in the last decade. Records from 2005 and 2006 indicate substantial work was done on the electrical system, A/C system (new compressor and also updated to the more eco friendly and readily available R34), shocks, brakes, engine and carburetor work, as well as several interior details, instrument repair, and various cosmetic improvements as needed. In August 2017 the car was compression tested revealing numbers between 140-165.

Today this Ferrari presents as a very handsome combination of recent mechanical freshening and older restoration. The paint is very glossy throughout with some minor touch up areas that have been tended to over the years. Overall the driver quality finish is glossy and quite vivid and gives an excellent visual impression, accented by good chrome, very good trim, and nice glass. Much of the weather striping has been replaced and the doors, hood, and trunk all open and shut with confidence and good fit. Panel gaps are good to very good in most areas with no obvious issues. The Borrani wire wheels have some marks around the perimeter and inner rim, but present very nicely with good gloss and polish. All four wheels are fitted with Yokohama 205/70R 14 tires, which appear to have good tread remaining. The trunk houses a correct Borrani spare wheel with a matching Yokohama spare tire. All lights, lenses, and emblems are in very good to excellent condition with excellent finish. The overall exterior presentation is both handsome and appropriate for driving enjoyment.

The interior has been nicely redone with black leather seating and presents with very good fit and finish on the door panels and headliner, as well as the top of the dashboard and the center console. The car retains an AM/FM shortwave Becker radio, which is in nice visual condition. The instruments are in very good condition with solid numbers and dark dial faces, matching overall with the quality of the interior. The carpeting is tidy and clean as is the surrounding rear side panels and rear package tray. The trunk compartment has been tastefully and correctly carpeted with very nice side panels, authentic floor carpeting, and a solid (correct) spare tire tub.

Under the hood, the engine and engine compartment are complete and represented in correct finishes, with correct air cleaner, hoses, and proper fasteners. The engine area is tidy and clean and shows good overall finish, which appears to have been done several years ago as part of the exterior body and paint restoration work. The underside of the car is clean and dry, with correct components, proper exhaust and heat shields, correct suspension and brakes. The car also retains the correct fiberglass protective lower front shroud, which protects the radiator. Having been a part of a large collection during the past seven years, the car has been very nicely detailed and mechanically tended to on an as needed basis.

The car starts easily and settles into a smooth idle. The exhaust note is nicely composed and delivers excellent sounds both at idle and while at speed. The clutch and brakes operate as expected with the gearbox delivering smooth shifts and easy engagement in each gear. It is important to note that the 2nd gear synchro (often a major issue with these cars) is very smooth even when cold. Driving is composed and balanced, pulling smoothly to high rpm without smoke or hesitation, showing excellent oil pressure and correct running temperatures. The car performs just as reported by period reviews and validated by the ongoing appreciation from decades of GTC owners.

This GTC comes with the original owner’s handbook and parts book, plus a rare original sales brochure. A full set of tools with the tool roll and the jack kit are also included with the car. A copiously documented matching yellow three-ringed binder containing over one hundred pages of obsessive-compulsive invoices dating back over thirty years is also included with the sale. Finally, several old registration cards, license tabs, and various registration documents, and several photos of the car in various stages of restoration are also included.

The Ferrari 330 GTC has always offered the best balance between elegant, understated styling and state-of-the-art handling, while delivering great performance and reliability even in modern traffic. The light clutch and nimble steering, coupled with the wide torque band provided by the 4 liter V-12 delivers a great driving experience for enthusiasts who wish to not only show their cars, but to also enjoyably drive them. This GTC is truly an engaging sports car willing to deliver genuine vintage delight with reliable driving traits and admirable capabilities ready for the next dedicated owner.

 


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