1964 Ferrari 330 Fantuzzi Spyder
After serving duty at Le Mans and Sebring, Ferrari chassis number 4381SA was sent to Carrozzeria Fantuzzi to be rebodied for the 1968 film ‘Spirits of the Dead’ in a chapter called ‘Never Bet Your Head’ directed by Federico Fellini. Painted gold and black, it was one of the most striking cars used in a 1960s film.
In 1963, 4381SA was purchased by Cronograph SpA for use in their feature films. They sent the car to Carrozzeria Fantuzzi in Modena, Italy for a striking new Spyder body. It was loosely modeled after the 1964 Ferrari 275 P with a similar roll hoop and front end. At the front, the bodywork was rather crudely riveted around the front grill. The same treatment was done around the rear Kamm tail.
During the film, actor Terence Stamp has high speed drive towards Rome, Italy. Along the way he tries to jump an uncompleted bridge in the Ferrari and gets decapitated by a wire. During the sequence the Ferrari was not destroyed.
After the film, the car was sold and reunited with its more popular Le Mans Berlinetta body. The gold spyder body was then fitted on a Ferrari 330 2+2 chassis.
In 2009, a modern interpretation of 4381SA was created for Edward Walson after he saw it in Fellini’s film. Another 250 GT was also rebodied in similar style to 4381SA on 250 GTE chassis 2235GT.
Specs & Performance
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|built at||Modena, Italy|
|valvetrain||SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||3967 cc / 242.08 in³|
|bore||77 mm / 3.0 in|
|stroke||71 mm / 2.8 in|
|power||298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|specific output||100.83 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||419.73 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Aluminum over Tipo 574 Steel Body|
|curb weight||953 kg / 2100 lbs|