1964 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series I
- One of 627 first-series examples built; one of 503 equipped with a four-speed gearbox and floor-mounted pedals
- Retains original matching-numbers engine
- Three-year sympathetic restoration completed in 2015
- 22 years of ownership by a marque enthusiast
- Refinished in original factory paint color
- Documented with factory build sheets, select invoices, and a history by marque expert Marcel Massini
- Well-presented example ideal for driving enjoyment or further restoration and display
- Please note this lot will need to be collected from Scottsdale, AZ
Please note that this lot is titled as a 1965.
Introduced at the 1964 Brussels Motor Show, the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was a continuation of Maranello’s four-seat grand touring 250 GT 2+2. Powered by a 3,967-cc development of the classic Colombo-designed V-12, the new model featured distinctive Pininfarina coachwork with dual headlamps. Approximately 627 examples were built through 1966 before the 330 was succeeded by a second-series iteration with single headlamps and redesigned fender vents, lending the first-series cars a unique aesthetic character that is preferred by many Ferrari collectors today.
According to the research of marque historian Marcel Massini, chassis no. 06227 was ordered in November 1963 by Jacques Swaters’ renowned Garage Francorchamps in Belgium. Sent to Pininfarina for coachwork the following June, the Ferrari completed assembly in September 1964, finished in Grigio Argento paint and fitted with a wooden dash panel. The 330 was sold new to an American tourist named Leopold Bentley who exported it to the United States, and by the 1980s the car was repainted red and had relocated to Canada.
In 1987 the Ferrari was purchased by David and Douglas Brackman of Vancouver, two brothers who intended to restore the car. With the project remaining uncompleted, however, the Brackmans sold the 330 in 1994 to fellow Vancouver resident Richard Bradner, and he re-commissioned the coupe for driving use for the following ten years.
Mr. Bradner stored the Ferrari in 2004 and it remained domiciled until 2012, when a three-year restoration was commenced. The body was repainted in the original factory color, while the interior was sympathetically refurbished with new upholstery for the transmission tunnel and door panels, a new shift knob, and a quilted hood liner.
Mechanically, the carburetors were rebuilt, the valve cleaners and air filter were refinished, and a new fuel pump and master cylinder (with rebuilt twin boosters) was installed. The ignition system received new plugs, points, and condensers, and a new Ansa exhaust system was fitted. The refurbishment was completed with new Pirelli Cinturato tires mounted on period-correct Borrani wire wheels. After 22 years of ownership, Mr. Bradner sold the Ferrari in 2016, and it more recently passed to the current caretaker.
Additionally documented with factory build sheets, Massini report, and select invoices, this 330 GT may be characterized as a strongly presenting driver that is ideal for road enjoyment, and a strong candidate for further restoration and display.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0120.