A truly remarkable example of one of the finest Ferraris of the 1960s, this car is totally original and in exceptional condition. With less than a handful of owners and an impeccable provenance it offers a superb basis for either preservation in its original condition or restoration to Concours d’Elégance standard.
Built in 1968, our car is one of the very last Ferrari 330 GTC two-seat coupes built and has covered just 54,000km (33,500 miles). Built to European specification in left-hand drive and with metric instrumentation, the car comes equipped with Campagnolo ‘knock-off’ alloy wheels, air-conditioning, servo-assisted brakes, electric windows and features all the improvements found on late-production 330 and 365 GTCs including constant-velocity joints, a needle-roller-bearing gearbox, cable-actuated clutch and an oil cooler. The car is finished in Blu Ribot with Nero Franzi leather upholstery.
Of 598 Ferrari 330 GTCs built this was one of the very last: only seven more would follow our car off the production line. Delivered to Ferrari dealer Motor S.A.S.. in Rome, it was sold to its first owner, Ferrari enthusiast Count Tommaso Antolini Ossi, in July 1968. In 1971 it was exported to the USA where it became the property of another Ferrari enthusiast, William J Carpenter of Cornwell Heights, Pennsylvania, who eventually placed the car in long-term storage some time during the 1990s. Having been owned by the Carpenter family for over forty years, we purchased the car in 2016 and shipped it back to the UK.
Launched at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show the car was an immediate success being praised for its sparkling performance, its fabulous looks and, thanks to its independent rear suspension, its composed handling. Fifty years later it is considered to be one of the finest cars of this type for the era.
The car is totally original, from the original ‘parachute-style’ seatbelts through to the factory chassis number sticker on the rear-view mirror. For its age, it’s in incredible condition and presents an exceptionally rare opportunity, either as a conservation project – preserved and restored as a truly representative example of one of Ferrari’s best-performing Grand Touring models of the 1960s – or for restoration to concours standard.
If you’d like to know more about this fabulous car, please call us: we’d be delighted to talk to you.