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Grigio Medio | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 4.0 litre V12 | 11,235 miles showing |
With international motoring media and fans anxiously awaiting the unveiling of a new Formula One car at Ferrari’s annual press conference in 1964, Enzo mischievously revealed the Pininfarina penned Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 instead.
A stylistic breakaway from tradition, the 330 GT 2+2 was designed to be well-heeled during the daily commute but also deliver Ferrari’s signature excitement and theatre once the traffic had cleared.
The 330 GT 2+2 did exactly that and Ferrari achieved this by shoehorning and re-tuning a racing Colombo V12 under the bonnet paired with a Luxuriously appointed interior with standard power windows and leather upholstery. Ferrari racing engineering was now accessible and usable every day.
The 330 GT 2+2’s fabled single-overhead-camshaft 4.0-liter V-12 traces its lineage to the original Gioacchino Colombo-designed 1.5 litre V12 that today is known as the engine that gave Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari the most revered image in the biz. This is the limited production engine powering some of Ferrari’s most collectable and desirable Ferrari’s ever sold and is simply sensational to drive.
Two iterations of the 330 GT were built between 1964 & 1967; the appropriately titled Series I and II with the latter favoured by enthusiasts and collectors alike for its classically styled twin-headlight arrangement familiarised by the gorgeous 275 GTS.
Delivered new by W. H. Lowe Automobiles, Victoria in 1967, specified with instruments in miles and equipped with Borrani wire wheels the exceptionally rare and beautifully refurbished 330 GT 2+2 Series II offered here is 1 of just 36 cars ever produced in right hand drive.
Released from a private collection, between 2001 through to 2003 this car underwent a comprehensive and exacting restoration with the body taken back to bare metal, interior masterfully re-upholstered using all correct leathers, Bakelite and timber along with an engine and transmission rebuild and complete mechanical, suspension and brake system refurbishment.
Evidencing many years of faithful upkeep, this car both presents and drives superbly.
Complete with both instruction manuals, a photographic log and receipts detailing the entire restoration and maintenance as well as the original jack and tool-kit this Australian delivered 330 GT 2+2 Series II presents a rare and exciting opportunity to own and invest in what can only be described as one of Ferrari’s landmark cars in its long and coveted history.