1967 Ferrari 330

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Chassis number 
    9613
  • Lot number 
    115
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Berlinetta
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Registration no. NDB 455E
Chassis no. 9613

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Offered from a significant UK private collection, this matching-numbers Ferrari 330 GTC was supplied new in March 1967 to the official Ferrari dealer Fontinella & Co of Turin and first owned by local resident Lorenzo Genero. Registered 'TO 880114', the car was serviced at Ferrari's facility in Modena on 20th May 1967 at 3,653km. In 1972 the Ferrari was exported from Italy to the USA, and in January 1977 was advertised for sale by Frank Williams of Houston, Texas. Listed in the Ferrari Owners' Club USA members' roster in 1979, the next known owner was Paul Fornaciari of Pasadena California. In 1989 the car was repainted red and that same year was advertised for sale by Tibor Gyarmoti of Mount Clemens, Michigan.

In 1990, '9613' returned to Italy and two years later was sold to Silvano Cima of Milan and was registered as 'MI 7 V 0330' (see ASI homologation document on file). Originally finished in Grigio Scuro Speciale Silverstone, '9613' was restored for Mr Cima by Sport Car of Milan in the 1990s, retaining its original beige leather upholstery, and remained painted red. Campagnolo alloy wheels were fitted as standard to the 330 GTC but the more discerning purchaser could specify Borrani wire wheels, as fitted to this car.

In May 2005 the Ferrari was sold to the next owner at Bonhams' Monaco auction (Lot 234), following which it was registered in the Principality (see export libretto on file). According to the accompanying Massini Report, '9613' was owned for the next few years by Best Auto Srl of Sassuolo (Modena), Italy.

Purchased by the current owner in Monaco in 2014, the car was first registered in the UK in February 2015. Emails in the accompanying file confirm that in 2013 the previous keeper spent over €100,000 on the Ferrari while it was in his possession. Works carried out included a bare-metal re-spray; all new chrome; sorting all mechanicals as required; overhauling the air conditioning system; and fitting new Borrani wire wheels.

In 2016 '9613' was sent to SMDG for a service and compression test (see bill on file totalling £3,000). After a subsequent conversation, as the car was to be 'a keeper', it was decided to overhaul the engine, which was stripped by SMDG and rebuilt, the block being sent to Hall & Hall who carried out machining, boring and honing of the cylinders. Electric power steering was also fitted at this time, and related bills on file total £19,227.

In 2017 the Ferrari returned to SMDG who carried out a major service and covered 1,000 test miles in the car as part of its preparation for the Pyrenean Tour with the vendor (see bills totalling £9,267 on file). That same year the complete air conditioning system was overhauled again at a cost of a further £9,643.

'9613' is offered with a FIVA identity card from 2011 and a Duplicato Ferrari Classiche document (the original was lost in 2011 but the documentation and Classiche wallet with this car is identical to the original.) The car also comes with its tool roll and jack.

Delivering a supreme level of comfort together with Ferrari and Pininfarina's unsurpassed style, this highly desirable limited production Gran Turismo wants for nothing except a new owner.