This 55-year old model is one of the 600 examples produced and is as exclusive as it can get

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Ferrari has numerous models from the mid-20th century that are worth dying for. One of them is the Ferrari 330 series that the automaker produced from 1963 to 1968. First came the 330 America, then the 330 GT 2+2 that replaced it within a year and 50 examples later, and finally came with 330 GTC and 330 GTS models in 1966. The body style of the 330 GTC was designed by Pininfarina and it looked more like its predecessor, the 275 GTB, than the 330 GT 2+2.

This tasteful model is one of the approximately 600 built examples, and it recently arrived at the Bring-a-Trailer auctions. The auction is live for one more week, and at the time of writing this article, it already has a bid of half-a-million dollars.

What Makes This Car Special?

Amazing Car for Sale: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Exterior
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This particular 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC came was sold new in Italy and came with a blue exterior shade and being interiors. In 2007, the car was refinished in the factory ‘Bleu’ in Italy itself. The other details on the outside are more-or-less stock, which includes chrome bumpers, front fender vents, a single outside rearview mirror, and quad ANSA exhaust tips.

It rides on 14-inch Aluminum Campagnolo wheels that are wrapped in 215/70 section Michelin XWX tires. These tires were equipped on the car in April 2020. The car measures 176 inches in length, 65.7 inches in width, 51.2 inches in height, and has a wheelbase that measures just 94.5 inches. It weighs roughly around 3,200 pounds and has a ground clearance of just 5.4 inches.

Amazing Car for Sale: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Interior
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This 330 GTC came with a beige-themed interior from the factory. The car was reupholstered with new leather and black carpets eight years back. Behind the wood-trimmed steering wheel sits a Veglia Borletti instrument cluster which includes a speedometer that tops out at 300 kph (186 mph) and a tachometer with up to 8,000 rpm rating. Apart from this, there are gauges for oil temperature, oil pressure, and coolant temperature as well. The fuel gauge, interestingly, sits on the wood-finished center console. The cabin also features a Grundig radio, gated shifter, pleated headliner, and power windows.

What Powers The 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC?

Amazing Car for Sale: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Drivetrain
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This model came packed with a 4.0-liter, Tipo 209 Colombo V-12 engine that churned out 296 ponies at 7,000 rpm and 240 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm.

Power was sent to the wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox that was mounted at the rear to improve weight distribution. It came with independent front suspension that featured unequal length wishbones with coil springs and Koni hydraulic shock absorbers. Braking duties were taken over by power-assisted discs on all four corners.

1966 Ferrari 330 GTC specifications
Engine 4.0-liter, Tipo 209 Colombo V-12
Power 296 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Torque 240 LB-FT@ 5,000 RPM
Transmission five-speed manual
0 to 60 mph 6.8 seconds
Top Speed 153 mph

Repairs, Servicing, and History

Amazing Car for Sale: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Exterior
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The car went through a mechanical refurbishment between 2007 and 2012. The windshield and rear window were replaced at some point in the past. In 2013, the owner re-plated various trim pieces, repainted both rocker panels, and refinished the trunk and rear panel. The car was last serviced in 2020, which included refinishing the valve covers, adjusting the valves, and refurbishing the ignition system.

The car was in Italy from 1966 to 2013 before it was imported to California by a dealer. This 330 GTC then exchanged hands and was in the possession of the previous owners. It was acquired by the selling dealer in September 2020.

Final Thoughts

Amazing Car for Sale: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Exterior
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The odometer currently shows around 7,000 miles, but the actual miles clocked are unknown. The dealer is selling the car with the owner’s manual, Ferrari-branded leather portfolio, 2014 FCA Platinum award, display plaques, a tool roll, jack, service records, and a Marcel Massini report. The car is currently based in Massachusetts and has a clear Montana title.

At the time of penning this article, this beautiful 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC has a bid of $510,000. The auction closes on November 6, 2020, and it could get a few more bids that could push the price closer to a million dollars. What are your thoughts on this car? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Source: Bring-a-Trailer

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