Mr. Anthony, France (acquired new via Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd. in 1966)
Bruce Dolin, Pompton Plains, New Jersey (acquired by the late 1980s)
Jeffrey Barney, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 1989)
Steve Pomerantz, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above by 2005)
Tom Shaughnessy, Oceanside, California (acquired from the above in 2013)
Current Owner (acquired from the above)
According to a report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this outstanding 330 GT 2+2 Series II, numbered 07761, was built in September 1965 as an original left-hand-drive example, finished in Grigio Fumo (Smoke Gray) and trimmed with dark red leather upholstery. The Ferrari was delivered new to the official French Ferrari importer Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd. in Paris, and was sold to a Mr. Anthony in early 1966. By the late 1980s, chassis 07761 came under the ownership of Bruce Dolin of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, and in 1989 it was acquired by Jeffrey Barney of Los Angeles.
Mr. Barney restored 07761 and, as an enthusiastic owner of the car, he showed it many times beginning in June 1995 at the Rosso Rodeo Concours in Beverly Hills, California. That August, it earned Second in Class at the Ferrari Club of America Vintage Concours in Carmel Valley, California. In 1996, the Ferrari scored First in Class at the Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance, and that August it took the first of eight Platinum Awards earned through 2005 under FCA national-level scrutiny. In 1997, the exterior was refinished in black, and other awards included the Cavallino Magazine 100th Issue Award, and the GT 2+2 and Coppa Bella Macchina awards at the 2001 FCA Concorso Italiano.
By July 2005, the 330 GT 2+2 was under the ownership of Steve Pomerantz of Los Angeles. In 2013, it was acquired by FCA master judge Tom Shaughnessy, who had known the car personally for more than 10 years.
The consignor acquired the Ferrari later in 2013 and made the bold decision to improve the car’s performance, enlisting the experts at Intrepid Motorcars in Nevada. The original engine was comprehensively rebuilt, with an increase in displacement to approximately five liters. This process was completed with no expense spared, and included Carrillo rods, JE forged pistons, and a custom crankshaft, liners, and camshafts, among many other parts. The resulting power train has completely transformed the coupe, which now has performance equal to much more contemporary machinery.
Additional work by Intrepid included the rebuild and crack-testing of the suspension and a freshening of the fuel and braking systems, among other items. The resulting invoices are impressive, totaling nearly $190,000 and are evidence of the consignor’s commitment to get the car just right.
This outstanding 330 GT is in first-class condition throughout and certainly one of the finest examples in existence today. It is accompanied by books and a tool kit, rounding out its presentation. The offering of 07761 at Pebble Beach presents an exceptional and highly astute classic Ferrari purchase opportunity.