Ferrari 330 GTC
In 1966 Ferrari and Pininfarina released a new coupe at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show on chassis 8329. It was a more luxurious alternative to the 275 GTB/4 and took styling cues from the flagship 500 Superfast which it effectively replaced.
Parts from Ferrari’s existing production made the 330 GTC familiar within the range. It used a modified version of the 275 GTB/4’s frame and the Tipo 209/66 V12 engine from the 330 GT 2+2 Series II. It also benefited from disc brakes, a fully independent suspension and timeless styling from Pininfarina.
The Coupe’s design had some quintessential Ferrari traits such as the oval eggcrate grill and pronounced front fenders from the 500 Superfast and mixed them with a delicate coupe body having slim pillars and excellent all-around visibility.
With 300 bhp on tap, the 330 GTC was no slouch either. It could reach 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and max out at a top speed of 150 mph. Power was put down by either ten-hole cast alloy wheels or optional Borrani Record wire wheels.
Inside, the car was well appointed with power windows, leather seats, a teak veneered dashboard and a triple-spoked, wooden-rimmed steering wheel. Air conditioning was offered as an option.
It’s no surprise that the 330 GTC sold well. 600 were produced before the model was updated in 1968 with a 4.4-litre V12 and renamed the 365 GTC.
Specs & Performance
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1966 – 1968|
|released at||1966 Geneva Motor Show|
|built at||Maranello, Italy|
|predecessor||1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast|
|successor||1968 Ferrari 365 GTC|
|engine||Type 209 60º V12|
|block material||Aluminum Alloy|
|valvetrain||SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||3 Weber 40 DFI Carburetors|
|displacement||3967 cc / 242.1 in³|
|bore||77 mm / 3.03 in|
|stroke||71 mm / 2.8 in|
|power||223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|specific output||75.62 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||230.77 bhp per tonne|
|torque||325.4 nm / 240 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm|
|body / frame||Steel Body over Tubular Steel Chassis|
|front brakes||Discs w/servo assist|
|rear brakes||Discs w/servo assist|
|steering||Worm & Roller|
|curb weight||1300 kg / 2866 lbs|
|wheelbase||2400 mm / 94.5 in|
|front track||1401 mm / 55.2 in|
|rear track||1417 mm / 55.8 in|
|length||4400 mm / 173.2 in|
|width||1675 mm / 65.9 in|
|height||1280 mm / 50.4 in|
|top speed||~245 kph / 152.2 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~6.9 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~16.7 seconds|
Our feature car is chassis 10517 which was built for the 49th annual Torino Motor Show in Verde Medio paint with red leather interior. Not long afterward it was registered new in Italy and carefully used by four different Italian owners before coming the United States in 1974.
In 1991, the car was still almost completely original when Steve Tilliack noted in an appraisal that 105017 “must be considered one of the most original of the type in existence. The condition of the car reflects a high pride of ownership.”
What Steve said in 1991 holds true today. The car still has the same fit and finish as it did when it was first displayed at the Torino Motor Show. It also retains the coveted tools, jack and driver’s handbook and original ignition key which complete the package.
We photographed the 105017 on the glorious sights of 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, California where the car has been for the last several years.
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Auction & Sales History
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC 11427 – sold for $715,000. Built in 1968, finished in Amaranto (2.443.413), a dark red, over a Nero Franzi interior and fitted by the factory with air conditioning. Following its recent purchase by a noted U.S. collector, chassis 11427 was shipped directly to RM Auto Restoration in Ontario, Canada, for a full service and mechanical refurbishment. At this time, the carburetors were rebuilt; the air conditioning, heater, and brakes were serviced; new rear shocks and new tail pipes were fitted; the fuel pump was rebuilt; and four new Michelin tires were fitted. The engine was also fully serviced at this time; the heads were removed and reconditioned, the water pump was rebuilt, and new oil filters were installed. Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC – sold for $907,500 Offered from the estate of Donald C. Mann. Original matching-numbers engine. Fewer than 8,000 documented actual miles. Single-enthusiast ownership from 1969 to 2013. Fully equipped with air conditioning and power windows. Submitted for Ferrari Classiche certification. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10671 – sold for $935,000 Gorgeous Smoke Gray over Beige Color Scheme. Retained by One Owner for Over Three Decades. Time Capsule Condition with Just 12,000 Miles from New. Complete with Tool Roll, Owner’s Handbooks, and Extensive Records. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10683 – sold for $907,500 Offered with Books, Tools, and Documents. Exceedingly Rare and Tasteful Color Scheme. Desirable Low-Mileage Example. US-Delivered with Air-Conditioning and Power Windows. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC 11113 – sold for $682,000 Sporting and Elegant Pininfarina Design. Presented in Factory-Delivered Colors. Single Family Ownership for 23 Years. Offered with Books and Tools. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC 10937 – sold for $825,000 Matching-numbers drivetrain; Ferrari Classiche certified. Sympathetically restored by Motion Products Inc. Accompanied by books and tools. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10267 – sold for $1,023,000 An excellent U.S.-delivery 330 GTC. Freshly restored by Brian Hoyt and Patrick Ottis. Stunning and rare color combination. Ready for national show competition. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC 11203 – sold for €476,000 Matching-numbers engine. Recent thorough engine rebuild, with approximately 3,000 kilometres. Legendary driving dynamics; amongst the greatest grand touring Ferraris. Documented history by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Ferrari Classiche certification ongoing. Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
Rosso Cina 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10801 – sold for $698,500 One of the Most Sought-After 1960s Grand Touring Cars. Factory Delivered with Power Windows and Borrani Wire Wheels. Limited Ownership and Less than 48,000 Miles Since New. Proven FCA Award-Winning Restoration. Ferrari Classiche Certified Matching-Numbers Example. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 09125 – sold for $550,000 Cosmetic restoration by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products. Factory delivered US market car optioned with air conditioning and power windows. Recent mechanical overhaul by RPM. Matching numbers example. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10745 – sold for $418,000 Ferrari Classiche certified; matching-numbers example. Considered the finest grand tourer of the 1960s. Classic Pininfarina styling with proven 12-cylinder power. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC 11517 – sold for $946,000 One of the Finest Examples Anywhere. complete with Books, Tools, and Restoration Records. The First Ever 330 GTC Invited to Pebble Beach. Two-Time Platinum Award Winner Stunning Junior Conway Paintwork and Tony Nancy Interior Ferrari Classiche Certified. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 09359 – sold for €448,000. The 330 GTC offered here at Villa Erba had its chassis frame sent to Pininfarina in September 1966, and its engine was completed that November. The automobile was finished in February 1967 and delivered by Rome concessionaire Motor S.a.s. di Carla Allegretti e C. to local resident Antonio Colaiacomo. Colaiacomo retained the car until 1974, during which time it was judiciously serviced and maintained at the Ferrari Factory Assistenza Clienti at Viale Trento Trieste in Modena. It then passed through the hands of two movie companies in Rome, Cineluce Roma S.r.l. and GGR S.r.l., before being acquired in 1980 by Paola Paoli, of Pisa, who displayed it at Ferrari Days in Modena in September 1983. In 1984, the car passed to Alessandro Boldrini, of Italy, and it was again put out on display, this time at the Ferrari Club Italia meeting at Alessandria.
Today, the car is still an extremely nice example, presented in its original Argento over Bleu Connolly hides, just as it was when it left the factory, and with its original “A34686-ROMA” registration, giving it a delightful period-correct flair; this Ferrari literally, and proudly, carries its history with it. Having undergone a recent full mechanical overhaul by specialist Borghi, with invoices on file for €76,000, it is in excellent running order, and it was accompanied by its original Italian libretto, and books. Auction Source: 2013 Villa d’Erba Auction by RM
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 9503 – sold for €418,015. This sublime model was delivered new in 25 February 1967 by Crepaldi, the dealer in Milan. The car stayed with the original owner until 1991 ! It changed hands in 1991, selling to Mr Giorgio Ferretti from Brescia, who obtained the ASI certificate (homologation number 5803). From 2000 to 2003, this Italian beauty was found in Monaco, with the registration F 693, before going back to Italy. More recently, in 2010 and 2011, the car has participated successfully in the Coupes des Alpes. It had a major service and work carried out in 2012 at the Garage Bonini, for the sum of €26,500. The interior is upholstered in stunning sky blue leather in immaculate condition. On lifting the bonnet, the engine bay looks like new, with no trace of oil and unbelievably clean. It is fitted with magnificent Borrani wheels. It has the original chassis and engine numbers, and, a charming detail, the original toolkit and owner’s manual are to be sold with the car. It has just passed its inspection for certification by Ferrari with brio. The famous red folder shouldn’t be long arriving, either just before or just after the sale – we are dependent on the factory. Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 8915 – sold for $737,000 Beautifully Presented, Matching-Numbers Example. A California Car Since the 1970s. Completely Restored by Patrick Ottis, Brian Hoyt , and Ken Nemanic. 2009 FCA Platinum Award Winner. Featured in Winston Goodfellow’s Ferrari: Road and Racing. Offered with Borrani Wire Wheels, Tool Roll, Jack, and Books. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1968 Ferrari 330GTC 11385 – sold for €289,000 In March 2001 Ringier sold ‘11385’ via Lukas Hüni AG to fifth owner Urs Jaermann of Zürich Switzerland, who kept the car until December 2005 when it was offered for sale at Bonhams’ Gstaad auction (Lot 219), finding a new owner in Spain. Since then it has been fitted with air conditioning and will be offered for sale fresh from serving and detailing by marque specialists GTO Engineering of Hare Hatch, Berkshire (invoice available). Auction Source: 2012 Goodwood Revival Sale by Bonhams
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10683 – sold for $550,000 New Owners and Low Mileage. Matching-Numbers Example. US-Delivered with Air-Conditioning and Power Windows. Exceedingly Rare and Tasteful Color Scheme. Offered with Books, Tools and Documentation. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 9537 – sold for €165,648. Chassis 9537 has just finished a light re-commissioning following the aforementioned storage period. Plus, fuel lines, filters, the fuel pump and brake hoses were all changed, after which the car was taken for a test drive on the roads of Emilia Romagnia in Italy. The car sounded great and performed very well with no apparent problems and a general sense of being a solid, healthy car. All told, a total of about €6,000 have been spent to get the car back on the road. Included in its sale is a mostly complete set of tools. Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 9091 – sold for $313,500 Cosmetically restored in 2011 with mechanical restoration in 2005. European-specification example. Significant ownership and service documentation. Wonderful driver with show-level cosmetics. – Matching-numbers engine Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 10801 – sold for $275,000 2008 FCA Platinum Award Winner. Limited Ownership and Less than 48,000 Miles Since New. Factory Delivered with A/C, Power Windows and Borranis. Red over Black Since New. Offered with Books and Tools. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC – sold for €196,000 Records indicate that chassis 09111 was completed on 19th November, 1966 and finished new in Grigio Fumo with a beige interior. By the 1970s, 09111 had made its way to the United States and, according to information provided by marque expert Marcel Massini, was painted red. The car remained in this same colour scheme with a cream leather interior and by the early 1990s had returned to Europe where it was registered in Germany. Auction Source: RM 2011 Villa d’Este Auction
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 09093 – sold for €193,200. Just 21 of the svelte coupes entered the UK, this one following the debut of the model in Geneva that year would grace the London Motor Show stand in October 1966. Its original scheme was Blue Chiaro with an interior trimmed in beige leather, with light blue carpets and beige headlining. To British spec, in right hand drive form, Borrani wheels completed its guise for the motor show.
As noted on records supplied by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, it was first registered with British plates ‘DBY 9D’ on November 4th and was sold new to Dr. Richard Wilkins. 6 years later it passed to R.D. Were of Esher, Surrey and by 1980 it was owned by P.E. Voight of Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex. In 1985/6 the file with the car notes that its engine was overhauled by Kent High Performance cars. Less than 5 years later it passed into the current distinguished private ownership where it has remained for the last 20 years.
Best described as an older restoration, the car’s understated blue Chiaro livery was clearly completed to a high standard as it has worn well over time and still presents well. Its alloy wheels have been refurbished and the chrome remains in very good order also, while the interior, trimmed in fawn leather with dark brown carpets has only light aging. The only noted update to its generally standard specification is a more modern Pioneer stereo. Accompanying the car is a file including bills for its mid-1980s engine rebuild. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles d’exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC 08773 – sold for $220,000. Constructed during Spring 1966, this 330 GTC left the Ferrari factory finished in silver with a black interior. Tasteful Presentation of an Elegant Pininfarina Design. Low-Mileage, Matching-Numbers Example. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Little Use Since Substantial Restoration Work. Lovely Color Combination and Desirable Borrani Wire Wheels. An Ideal V-12 Ferrari for Tour and Show. Featured in American Gangster and School for Scoundrels. Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe 10199 – sold for $195,250 The 330 GTC has only been driven about 100 miles since being purchased, and the owner is currently reducing the size of his collection. Showing about 100,000 kilometers (62,000 miles) today, 10199 is complete with original tools, an emergency window-winder handle, and a reproduction owner’s manual. Honestly presented, this very fine 330 GTC is a great example of one of Ferrari’s best-performing grand touring cars from the late 1960s. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupé 09821 – sold for €173,600. The 330 GTC offered here, chassis 09821, was originally finished in Argento with Rosso Connolly hides. In 2005, it was repainted in dark blue, while the interior was re-trimmed with light beige leather. In December 2006, it was acquired by the O’Quinn Collection, and today it shows about 80,000 kms. A recent inspection confirms that the exterior finish and brightwork are very good, and the engine bay is clean and nicely detailed. Inside, the dash and headliner are good, and the leather upholstery shows no evidence of cracking. Passenger amenities include air conditioning and power-operated windows. Borrani wire-spoke wheels complete the package, and the trunk contains a spare aluminium wheel. Auction Source: 2010 RM Auctions Sporting Classics of Monaco