Restoration of this lovely example of Enzo Ferrari’s favourite car is drawing to a close and it’ll soon be ready to grace the road once again. First registered in the UK in March 1965, it’s a right-hand drive, European spec, quad-highlight car and had covered just 81,000 miles before the start of a long-term restoration programme. True to its original specification, the car has been refinished in Celeste, a very light metallic silver-blue, with Nero Franzi leather upholstery and Grigio carpets.
Our car is one of the last four-speed Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1s made and was registered in the UK in March 1965 when it was imported and sold by Maranello Concessionaires to its first owner, Mr J Hally. Built to European specification, the car is right-hand drive and features the iconic quad-headlight arrangement that was unique to the Series 1 cars.
Mr Hally sold the car to the late Ian Stewart in 1972, Ian owning the car for eight years. During 1989 it underwent an extensive restoration programme at Hexagon of Highgate; was exhibited at the Midland Motor Museum for four years and featured in an article in Classic & Sports Car magazine in July 2003 when it was pitched against a Jensen Interceptor. We bought the car from its last owner towards the end of a long-term restoration programme and are in the process of completing the final stages of the project.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is the model that Enzo Ferrari loved the most – in fact it was his choice of car for everyday use and it’s easy to see why. Ferrari loved the concept of ‘GT cars’ and the 330 GT 2+2 totally satisfied both this and his passion for flair and design. It’s a beautiful car to look at; its 4.0-litre Colombo-derived V12 engine ensures it is both powerful and fast, yet it remains spacious, comfortable and incredibly practical.
If you’d like more information about this shining example of Ferrari’s elegant 330 2+2 Grand Tourer, or would like to arrange to come and see it and discuss its future, please contact us.