Custom Ordered New by Aristotle Onassis
This is a unique car. It’s a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC that was custom ordered by Aristotle Onassis, according to the listing on All Collector Cars. The car has a unique provenance documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
Ferrari finished building this car in November 1967. Aristotle Onassis specified a Rosso Cina (China Red) livery. He also wanted several special, bespoke features including a leather-clad padded dash, leather-wrapped steering wheel, stainless steel rocker panels, and a special front-bumper section protecting the grille. At the time Onassis was one of the richest businessmen who made his money in shipping. He’s well-known for marrying Jacqueline Kennedy in 1968 and was one of Ferrari’s most-important clients of the late 1960s.
This car was recently discovered and has been returned to running and driving order, though it could stand to have a full restoration. The car remains largely in its original condition. It retains its original, matching-numbers engine, and its custom-ordered coachwork features and other important period details, including a Chinetti-supplied NART badge on the trunk lid and proper Irvin seat belts.
This car is currently for sale at All Collector Cars via Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. in Astoria, New York. The link in the first paragraph will take you to the listing. The price of this unique piece of automotive history is $595,000.