Seldom does a day go by that we’re not drooling over some Ferrari or other here at The Status Life and when there are machines as majestic as this 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina going under the hammer with RM Sotheby’s, can you blame us? This stunning steed is being offered with our reserve and it is one of 598 330 GTCs produced between 1966 and 1968. This mesmerising Ferrari has been finished in Rosso Rubino over beige leather for the ultimate in old school cool aesthetics.
Desirably fitted with correct-type Ferrari air conditioning system and polished Borrani wire wheels, classic car enthusiasts are falling over themselves to get their hands on this 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina when it is auctioned off at RM Sotheby’s Gene Ponder Collection sale in September. It retains its original body and numbers-matching V-12 engine and it has been meticulously maintained by the same owner from 1983 until 2013.
The 330 GTC was introduced in Geneva just two years after the 330 GT 2+2, and it embodied the best of both worlds between the comparatively plush 330 GT 2+2 and the more hardcore 275 GTB.
Design elements from the Ferrari’s ancestors are clear to see in the bodywork, as the 330’s tail was first used on the 275 GTS, while the front-end styling harks back to the limited-production 500 Superfast. With the shorter wheelbase, the 330 GTC lost its rear seats and gained a rear luggage shelf in its place. Like the spectacular 250 GT Lusso, the 330 GTC had very thin A- and B-pillars, which gives the cabin an spacious feeling and incredible visibility from all angles. At the end of the 330 series’ production run, total numbers for the GTC stood at 598.
After some 30 years of thoroughly enjoyed ownership, the owner sold his 330 GTC to a noted Utah-based Ferrari collector, who would continue his tradition of superb upkeep. Invoices on file show over $6,000 spent in pursuit of cosmetic perfection and another $15,000 to source, rebuild, and fit a correct-type Ferrari air conditioning system. This expense seems a lavish, though much-appreciated, “touring-spec” gift when seen in conjunction with the car’s power windows, sumptuous leather upholstery, Talbot mirror, and Becker Europa radio.
Having been purchased by Mr. Ponder in late 2018, this gorgeous Ferrari from RM Sotheby’s has been sparingly used and much admired while within his vast collection of fine European automobiles. As presented today, this clearly much loved 330 GTC is equal parts beauty and form, and effortlessly illustrates the finesse of Ferrari’s midcentury grand touring sports cars.
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