Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ferrari 330 Featured by Russo and Steele

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
courtesy of Russo and Steele

Must be time to look at more collector cars. Russo and Steele has an auction coming up June 20-22nd at Newport Beach, California, and there will be some sweet cars crossing the block. And what better way to promote their first auction at Newport than with this fabulous 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe (VIN 9159).

According to Russo and Steele (and Wikipedia), the 330 GTC (grand touring coupe) was first shown to the public at the 1966 Geneva Salon. With bodywork by Pininfarina, I bet it turned a lot of heads. Probably still does. Of course, it’s more than a pretty face. Under that hood is, to quote Russo and Steele, “a Colombo-derived, four-liter V-12 engine with a trio of twin-choke Weber carburetors and a single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank delivering an impressive SAE-rated 345 bhp output.” Couple that with a five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Not surprising then, that it could do 0-60 in under seven seconds and a quarter-mile in less than 15.

Ferrari built about 600 330 GTCs, so, like most Ferraris, this is a rare car. What makes it even more interesting is that this particular car was the one displayed by Ferrari at the 1966 Turin show. It’s spent time in South America and the US, and was sent to Modena for restoration some time in 1999 or 2000.


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