Preservation Class: 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, 3200 Actual Miles

Crossing the block at Worldwide’s Auburn Auction on September 2 is this very special 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 with only 3200 actual miles. This car is about as original as it can be, having received at least two preservation/concours class awards. We’re told that the car comes with a Massini report, which should appeal to the most sophisticated of Ferrari collectors. Unlike the Classiche reports issued by Ferrari, a Massini report tracks a car’s history from its production at Ferrari’s factory through owners, including photographs and detailed who/what/where/when facts. This car is finished in oro metallizzato (gold) with a beige interior. Thanks to Araknid78 for the tip!

The 330 GT 2+2 evolved from the 250 GTE in a phase-in process that created several iterations of the 330 before production ceased in 1968. The idea was to bring forth a new luxury GT using Ferrari’s spectacular Colombo motor, a twelve-cylinder beast that had its beginnings in 1947 when it was used – with just 1497 cc displacement – in an F1 car. While the 250 was sporting a V12, it was a mere 3 liter producing about 240 bhp. The initial production of the 330 utilized the 250 GTE chassis but was enhanced by a new 4 liter V12 with three Weber carburetors, rated at 300 bhp. This car was called the 330 America. Only fifty of these were produced.

On the heels of the 330 American came a redesigned envelope for the new GT car, with a more extreme nose, quad headlights, and a broad grille. It was heavier than the 250 as well. The quad headlights proved controversial and were later reduced to a conventional two-headlight arrangement. These early 330 GT 2+2 cars had a four-speed gearbox with overdrive; later cars received a five-speed. This car exhibits its only serious flaw, a wavy trunk lid.

The interior is replete with leather and wool, befitting the 330’s luxury status. A glimpse of the rear seats can be seen here; there’s space for a couple of kids but not much more. Only 1099 of these cars in all their iterations were produced from 1964 through 1968. Interestingly, at any one time, you will be able to find at least ten 330s for sale. The 2+2 design is not particularly nimble, and with plenty of sportier Ferrari models available, this one suffers somewhat in the marketplace. Still, how many 330s with only 3200 miles can there possibly remain? If your goal is to clean up in Preservation Class, go for it. Expect to pay close to $300,000 give or take, and remember: every mile you drive diminishes value!

Comments

  1. CVPanther Member

    Wow, what a machine. Great styling, especially for a 2+2.
    As soon as I clean up on the Mega-Millions I’m gonna daily this thing….

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    • Michelle Rand Staff

      LOL, perfect.

      Like 3
  2. Mitchell

    Once one offered one of this to me for 50’000 I should have taken
    it as it had only 63’000KM And a five speed. The 4L V12 power
    plant was a huge improvement to the 3.3liters, visible faster
    throttle response by similar gas mileage.
    Times pass by, and some lucky moments too. Nice car.
    Ferrari’s are always classy.

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  3. Peter Grebus

    What’s going on with the trunk lid?

  4. Paul Newbold

    Looks like some buffoon have the boot a bit of a slamming!!

    Like 2
  5. stevee

    Re: If every mile diminishes the value, you ain’t a genuine car guy. My joy would be to DRIVE it, to hell with its value not related to driving. Think I might get the trunk/boot repaired though. From then on, only I open and close the bonnet or the boot!

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  6. Chinga-Trailer

    Oh it pains me! Such a magnificent (and expensive) piece of machinery wearing a pair of el cheapo and nearly useless Fram oil filters! Good oil filters are just a few dollars more – what were they thinking?

    Like 6
  7. Gary

    People have no idea about aluminum’s delicacy. My dad’s friend ran lightweight aluminum Race Hemi Dodges back in 64, everyone wanted to learn on the top of the fenders to gaze at the Hemi. One had little elbow dimple marks from mid way over the wheel to a foot from either end of the fenders. He finally started roping them off to prevent damage after he had them fixed.

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  8. Dean Miller

    In my years of automotive restorations…I call them ‘mechanic leans’…..

    Like 4
  9. Gordo

    If it was red I’d buy it!

  10. Burt

    Looks kind of like an old Volvo. But a lot more expensive.

    Like 1
  11. Brakeservo

    Dented trunk lid no doubt a legacy of the Magnetti Marelli electrics. It was after all, Magnetti Marelli who gave Lucas a good name!

    Like 2
  12. matthew grant

    in 72 when graduating high school, my ‘big brother’ had inherited a fortune (avon cosmetics) and he gave me an alfa 1750 duetto for graduation. my alfa mechanic, a man in Orlando name Walt Tice, a grumpy old guy but who knew his Italian cars, had one of these siting in his yard out in the sun. the paint was fading and he would grumble that it was a real POS if you even mentioned the car. but I would just stare at it, and I remember the red leather, thought worn, had a majestic quality to it. hard to believe a car then worth only a couple thousand dollars is now worth in the hundreds. this is an exceptional offering.

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    • Paul Root

      I remember stopping and talking with a guy that had one for sale. Since we could drive but not graduated, it must have been 1980. $10k sticks in my mind.

      Like 1
  13. 67Firebird_Cvt Member

    I think the dents are from pushing it onto and off of a trailer for the last 50+ years.

    Like 6
  14. Jon P Leary

    Did Giovanni take a boot to the boot???

    Like 1
  15. V12MECH

    Google v12 Ferrari engine compartment, at the time that’s what was used, when they were good.

    Like 2
  16. Steve Campaigne

    Having owned aluminum skinned autos myself, I believe the wavy trunk is from heavy handed palm prints. The proper way to close is a careful drop from approximately twelve inches.

    Like 4
    • Michelle Rand Staff

      Sure I can understand a single shallow dent as a rookie error when the car was new but you would think that would have been mortifying therefore preventing similar future instances. Instead, this has multiple shallow dents.

  17. Jay McCarthy

    While I readily admit to not being a fan of the Prancing Horse, this one here is particularly ugly. Possibly it’s because the color strongly resembles a soiled diaper which may explain it’s lack of exercise

    Like 1
  18. RH FACTOR

    Wouldn’t you think for the money this will bring that they could have called the Dent Doctor?

    Like 1
  19. OldCarGuy

    What, Swedish sunglasses? :>))

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