1964 Ferrari 330
Year of manufacture1964
Chassis # 5409
Engine No. 5409
- An accomplished Ferrari 2 + 2 Coupéé
- Extensive restoration
- Rare sunroof version
The Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2 was launched in 1964, as a successor to the 250 GTE, the first four-seater GT to be offered by Ferrari. Other that the obvious comfort, it has that scintillating performance of a four-liter V12 developing 304bhp. Designed by Tom Tjaarda when working for Pininfarina, it surprised people by its four headlamp design. In 1965, the design was changed back to a pair of headlamps. Affirming its luxury personality, it featured Borrani spoked wheels.
The car we are offering was sold new in California to well-known collector Alfred Ducato through Rezzaghi Motors. The color of the car is a Nocciola 20458 A Italver, which resembles a metallic light brown, slightly darker than the better known Oro Chiaro shade in the Ferrari range of colors, with the upholstery a beige Pelle VM 3218. The car changed hands twice until 1975 when its third owner had the car repainted a grey metallic, after installing a rare electric sunroof from Golde. Its roof adaptation work was so well done that Golde had very many orders since. In 1980, one Michael J. Tieman bought the car for $ 14,000, with 38,000 miles on the clock then. Always carefully maintained, the car was on show at White Rocks Lake Park in Texas during the British & European Car Day in April 2006, but the car had an inadvertent crashed a year later, damaging the front right.It was in a garage in Dallas when its current owner, an Austrian collector, acquired the car, with the ambition to restore it to its former glory. So the car crossed the Atlantic in 2009 and was completely restored in the owners own workshop, alongside other Italian cars in his collection.Once the chassis was exposed and checked, the body was completely disassembled and repainted in its original color. The painting is nice and the doors and tailgate are all perfectly aligned. The chrome is of the same level and the interior regained its beautiful color of "biscuit". The mechanicals have been refurbished and we were able to check the chassis number/engine/gearbox match through Dati Produzione Vettura Ferrari Classiche. The quality of the work is flawless and gives the car a luxurious and stunning look.
Coming out of a long and careful restoration, the car is really beautiful in this shade, and is particularly exclusive. According to its owner, only 5 examples fittied with a sunroof would exist in the world. Available in an unusual color and in an nice condition, this model can only seduce very discerning collectors.