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Ferrari 330: Buying guide and review (1963-1968)

Ferrari 330: Buying guide and review (1963-1968) Classic and Performance Car
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Following on from the long-lived 250, the new Pininfarina designed 330 America introduced in 1963 was initially an evolution of the 250GTE. Keeping in line with the policy of naming each model based on the cubic capacity of its 12 cylinders, the 330 derived its tag from the larger capacity 4.0-litre version of the Colombo designed V12 under its bonnet. It was not until the following year that a completely new chassis and body style were introduced in the form of the 330 GT 2+2.
 
The 330 range expanded in 1966 to include the very desirable 330 GTS/GTC two-seater variants, which were a development of the 275GTs. With 300bhp on offer, they were once again able to compete head-to-head with the latest sports car challengers from around the world. 
 
Fast, beautiful and rare, the 330 range has added to the Ferrari mystique and driving one today is still a very gratifying experience. The V12 engine delivers its best at the top of its rev range and the accompanying sound is just as captivating as it must have been back in the ‘60s.
 
Which one to buy?
 
As was common for Ferrari in its earlier days, a number of 330 variants were built, all featuring the 4.0-litre V12, however with unique body styles and suspension setups. 1963 saw the introduction of the 330 America, an interim car that was basically a 250GT with the updated 4.0-litre Colombo V12. 
 
1964 was the year that the ‘proper’ Series I 330GT 2+2 was introduced and it featured a longer chassis, quad headlights and an uprated chassis and braking system. A few of the later cars were fitted with dual headlights and top suspended foot pedals and this was to be made standard on all Series II models going forward.
 
For 1965 the Series II models were introduced, the quad headlight frontal treatment was changed back to the more classically styled dual headlight setup and a new five-speed gearbox was made standard.
 
The 330GTS/GTC duo was introduced in 1966 and featured a shortened two-seater chassis similar to the 275GTB/C cars. Featuring independent rear suspension they were praised for their excellent handling.
 
Four examples of the track-only 330LMB ‘Le Mans Berlinetta’ models were built. With the looks of a 250 GTO, a chassis based on the 250 Lusso and producing some 400bhp, they saw some racing success with a fifth place in the 1963 Le Mans being the most notable.
 
The combination of torquey 4.0-litre engines, refined underpinnings and uprated five-speed gearbox makes the 330GTC/GTS two-seaters the pick of the bunch, market prices reflect this sentiment however if four-seaters are your thing, then the later dual headlight Series II 330GTs are also an excellent choice.
 
Performance and specs
 
Engine 3967cc 24 valve SOHC V12 
Power 300bhp @ 6600rpm 
Torque 288lb ft @ 5000rpm
Top speed 152mph 
0-60mph 6.3 seconds 
Fuel consumption 15.7mpg 
Gearbox Four-speed manual/Five-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2
Wheelbase 2647mm
Length 4801mm
Width 1753mm
Height 1321mm
Curb weight 1442kg
 
Common problems
 
• Despite the multi-million pound values of some 330s, not all sell for record breaking prices. There are still a few ‘barn finds’ out there that crop up from time to time and if you are considering restoring one of these cars it is worth checking up the values of restored versions of similar models to see whether you will overcapitalise or not.

• Any sort of restoration should only be entrusted to Ferrari specialists as the value in these cars is strongly based on originality and matching numbers for the chassis, engine and transmission. Be one the lookout for cars that have been converted from less desirable variants.

• Full service histories and well documented maintenance files should be on hand to verify the provenance of any 330 variant you consider. Ferrari Classiche certification adds value to the car and can provide some peace of mind.

• Parts and trim items are not always readily available so becoming a Ferrari Club member and getting in touch with the Ferrari classic division is recommended 

• Body shells were a mix of steel and aluminium construction and being hand built means that repairs need to be carried out by specialists. Rust can occur in wheel arches and foot wells if cars are left in humid environments however all areas should be thoroughly checked as corrostion could be much more extensive.
 
Model history
 
1963: Ferrari 330 America released, initially featuring updated 300bhp 4.0-litre Colombo V12 on 250GTE chassis and body shell. Four-speed manual transmission with overdrive only transmission option available. A total of 50 330 Americas were produced. 330 LMB ‘Le Mans Berlinetta’ based on modified 250 GT Lusso chassis built – 4 units in total. 
1964: Series I 330GT 2+2 replaces 330 America with all-new body and running gear. Quad headlights introduced, 125 interim Series I cars received five-speed gearboxes and suspended foot pedals as found in Series II cars. 625 Series I 330GTs were produced in total
1965: Series II versions feature external and internal modifications. Dual lights replace quad setup and five-speed manual gearbox replaces four-speed unit. Foot pedals are now converted to a suspended setup. 455 Series II cars produced
1966: 330GTC two-seater coupe and 330GTS 2-seater spider introduced
1968: All 330 production ends. 600 330GTC coupes and 100 GTS spider body styles were built
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
www.330gt.com
 
Summary and prices
 
A few 330s were imported into the UK over the years and for a time prices were relatively flat. This is not the case anymore, the highly desirable 330GTC model currently trades for between £400,000 and £600,000, but it’s the convertible 330GTS that commands the from £1m-£1.75m. The early quad headlight 330GT 2+2s hover around the £200,000 range while the Series II cars can add up to another £100,000 to that value. 

Famous previous owners, rarity, originality and condition play a large part in the final values, and as most will have undergone ground-up restorations a comprehensive history file should be available to validate any work done. The 330 range has not yet reached the stratospheric levels that its 250 forebears have, however if history is anything to go by values are only going one way. In recent years the increased interest has already pushed values to new records so get one before it is too late.
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 23rd Feb 2016
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  • 1964 Ferrari 330 GT Nembo Spider

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    - Widely regarded as the fourth and final Nembo Spider not to mention the only RHD car and the sole 330-series 4-litre V12 powered example - Commissioned from and reconfigured by Giorgio Neri (the 'Ne' of Nembo) - The jewel in the crown of the late Richard Allen's collection since 1992 (Mr Allen was chairman of the Ferrari Owners' Club of Great Britain for many years) - Offered for sale at No Reserve to benefit the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service Widely acknowledged as the fourth and final Nembo Spider, chassis 5805GT was commissioned from Giorgio Neri (the 'Ne' of Nembo) during the 1980s by a wealthy British collector whose stable also included one of the three 330 GTOs ever made. Unlike its earlier siblings, chassis 5805GT was based around a 330 GT chassis and running gear (rather than 250-series components). The two-seater also differed in being the only right-hand drive example made. The first Nembo Spider - chassis 1777GT - was completed in 1966 and has been credited with inspiring the design of the legendary 275 GTB/4 'NART' Spiders (Luigi Chinetti of NART apparently spying it during the mid-1960s). Posited by Cavallino Magazine as 'The Most Beautiful Ferrari?', chassis 17

    • Year: 1964
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  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe

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    (SOLD) This is a beautiful, numbers-matching '65 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe that has benefited from a show/driver level restoration by marque specialists at Classic Showcase of Oceanside, CA. The GT stands in excellent running and driving condition, and is primed and ready for the Spring/Summer touring and show circuit. This classic Ferrari has handsome Pininfarina styling throughout, and is powered by a 12 cylinder engine coupled with a 5 speed transmission. It features full instrumentation, quad headlights, and a very distinctive “egg-crate” grille. On the inside, the spacious Coupe has 4 leather seats, and a generous sized trunk which is ideal for traveling. During the restoration process, the GT was repainted, wet sanded and buffed, with all major mechanical systems and components being gone through and serviced as was needed. A new exhaust system was installed with the proper hangers and appropriate stickers, the Boroni wheels were fully restored and the brite work was re-plated as necessary. Master upholsterers at Classic Showcase fully reupholstered the Coupe's interior with luxurious leather seats, while the trunk compartment was fitted and bound with fresh, new carpet. A DVD

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 90000 mi
    For sale
  • 1967 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series II single-headlight

    $375,500(£306,896.15) $375,500(£306,896.15)

    1967 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series II Single-Headlight This 1967 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series II single-headlight car is a matching numbers example just out of 40 year ownership. Red with black leather interior that's almost like new. It's a very late Series II car with a high chassis number (only about 25 left the factory after this car). It also has power steering, power brakes, and power windows from the factory. It's a European version with 99k km and a very presentable driver. The original color was Light Metallic Green and it was painted Rosso Nearco in 1975. It was re-painted Rosso Nearco in 1981 and the bumpers re-chromed in 1982. It could use some paint work at this point in order to be taken to the next level but is in very good condition overall with nice straight body panels. It comes accompanied by it's Marcel Massini report. T his 330GT is a p rime consideration for the demanding Ferrari enthusiast in search of a high-quality example of one of the all-time great front-engined V-12 Ferraris. Price: $375,500

    • Year: 1967
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  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

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    (SOLD) The GTC has plenty of room and comfort for two passengers and the performance capabilities to match. This vehicle is an original CA car with a smog exempt sticker on windshield. This classic was built in 1967 but not purchased until 1969. By 1998 it was acquired by the previous owner who undertook a detailed and thorough mechanical restoration which included work to the engine, exhaust; and brakes, as well as restoration to the suspension, brake-line replacement, correct Michelin XWXs, exhaust system, clutch, and the transaxle. Accompanying the car are records of restoration work, the owners' manual, jack, and unsurprisingly the original keys! Recent cosmetic restoration and vehicle service performed by Classic Showcase to an excellent original car. This is a superb vehicle, an outstanding example ready for the discerning collector, and absolutely a fantastic driver!

    • Year: 1967
    For sale
  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe

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    (SOLD) This Ferrari, chassis number 6405, was delivered new in Italy in 1964 through SEFAC in Modena, to its first owner. From new the car was fitted with the desirable and practical four speed with overdrive transmission. By August 1978, the Ferrari came to the U.S., and was one of many cars to pass through FAF Motorcars in Georgia. Some years later, the Coupe passed into a longer term ownership of more than 16 years. All told, the mileage on the car is a mere 43,000 kilometers or so, which is reflected best in its original and well preserved interior. During the most recent previous ownership, the car's engine bay was highly detailed and all mechanical work was performed as required. Prior to Classic Showcase acquiring the car, the Ferrari had been in the ownership of an experienced Ferrari technician since 1997, and as a result has received much mechanical attention over the last 15 years; while there is some rust on the car's undercarriage and lower rockers, the damage is easily fixable. In addition, the Borrani wheels and front/rear bumpers are easily restorable as well. Classic Showcase initially purchased the car because of its incredible originality and restoration potentia

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 43000 mi
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  • 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series I

    $227,500(£185,935.75) $227,500(£185,935.75)

    This 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series I is a very exciting discovery for restoration. It's a matching numbers rust free California car that's been sitting in storage for many years. Argento Fumo with dark red interior. Motor is out of the car. Accompanied by it's Marcel Massini report. It comes complete and is an excellent buy at just $227,500. Chassis No. 6169 Engine No. 6169

    • Year: 1965
    For sale
  • 1968 Ferrari 330GTC

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    Details: Stock: 11279 Color: Blue Pozzi Interior color: Blue VIN: 11279 Transmission: Manual Body style: Coupe Year: 1968 Engine: 12 Miles: 53941

    • Year: 1968
    • Mileage: 53941 mi
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  • 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

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    (SOLD) This spectacular original Ferrari was purchased from a doctor's estate. This 330 GTC was a spectacular unmolested original Ferrari with a great patina when purchased. Classic Showcase has performed a recent sympathetic show-driver restoration to this original, well kept and maintained Ferrari. This vehicle has been stripped to bare metal, fitted and painted its original color, black, base coat-clear coat, color sanded, and buffed to a spectacular finish. All parts painted separately off the car. Some of the bright-work was re-chromed as necessary and new rubber was installed as needed. A major tune up was performed along with a full vehicle detail inside and out, a new exhaust system installed, servicing to the A/C, new restored leather seats, and new carpets fitted and installed. A CD of the restoration process accompanies this vehicle.

    • Year: 1968
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  • 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2

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    (SOLD) This is a rare 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, 4 headlight. This car has such a wonderful patina to it. With only 500 ever produced this Ferrari is sure to be an excellent investment. The vehicle is a matching numbers car with a 4 liter, 300 horsepower, V-12 . It is number 6343. The shocks have been restored by a Koni service center. It has recently undergone a service and various systems have been restored or replaced. It features a new exhaust system, cooling system, tune up rebuilt breaking system, alternator rebuilt, windshield wiper motor rebuilt and fluid change. Borrani wheels restored tuned and ready for the road. The seats are soft and supple. It has the original door panels, dash top, steering wheel, headliner and are all in very good condition. The trunk has been restored and new carpet has been installed. The vehicle has been completely detailed inside and out. This collectable Ferrari is one of the few examples left to own that was produced during the era when Enzo Ferrari was in charge of the company.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 99110 mi
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  • Ferrari 330 GT America

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    The 330 GT America offered has been delivered to Chinetti Motors, Greenwich, CT in 1964 as the 44th built 330 GT America. It stayed in the US having a complete ownership history until it was bought by a German collector from Berlin in 1993. He commissioned a nut and bolt restoration in one of the known and famous restoration companies of Switzerland. The complete restoration is well documenetd by hundreds of detailed photos and the bills showing an amount near to 300 k CHF in total. Needless to say that the restoration carried out has gone through the whole car including engine, gearbox, differential, suspension and complete cosmetics. There will not be lots of 330 America in the world which could be compared with this car. The 330 GT America was the last development of the 250 GTE carrying the same body of the last tipo Series III but having been ordered especially for the American market through Luigi Chinetti who asked for a bigger displacement engine. Before Ferrari launched the new model as the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 there were just 50 cars produced with the old style 250 GTE body but having already installed the 300 BHP engine of the successor. According to our research there are

    • Year: 1964
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  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupé

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    This spectacular numbers-matching, award-winning 330 GT 2+2 example has been thoroughly restored by Ferrari professionals, and is truly one of the finest examples offered anywhere in the world today. As the recipient of a fully documented and proper restoration, this Ferrari recently competed in and took the “Best in Class Award” at the prestigious Cavallino Classic event in 2016. The highly detailed restoration was comprehensive, and included the engine, transmission, and drivetrain, while careful attention was given to the restoration of the Ferrari’s luxurious red leather interior and components to that of a Concours-level standard. Amongst a number of notable features and included options, this Coupé features the desirable 2 headlamp layout, an Ansa exhaust system, and a set of Weber carburetors to provide the best in power and performance. The Coupé's original wooden steering wheel has been restored as well, and the car rests atop a set of crisp Borrani Wire Wheels along with a set of period-correct Michelin XWX radial tires that are sure to provide a smooth and comfortable drive wherever the car is taken. The Ferrari also features books, an extensive log of receipts, and a fu

    • Year: 1967
    For sale
  • Ferrari 330 GTC LHD

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 The Ferrari 330 GTC offered here was constructed in 1966 and sold to a Mr Milos via Franco-Britannic Autos, of Paris, France. Mr Milos retained the car for the next 17 years before selling it to another French resident, a Mr Jean-Francois Thoviste, of Boug-de-Thizy. The car remained with its second owner for the next 31 years before being sold in 1997 to a noted Ferrari collector by which time it had travelled only 15,000 kms from new. Purchased in partly restored condition by JD Classics in 2015, this GTC is currently benefitting from a full restoration by marque specialists Le Coq and is being returned to its factory original colour specification of Grigio Argento bodywork and black Franzi leather interior. With full matching numbers, excellent provenance and offered in immaculate condition this example will provide the new owner with an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the most useable and stylish of Ferraris of the Enzo era. Please contact us for further details, price on application. The Ferrari 330 range was introduced in 1963 as a successor to the famous Ferrari 250. The first model, the 330 America, was little more than a 2

    • Year: 1966
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  • Ferrari 330

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    We are proud to present this beautiful gem of Italian sports car heritage – the Ferrari 330 GTC. While the Ferrari 330 family is one of many variants, the GTC is without doubt one of the more refined designs conceived by Pininfarina, built in limited numbers from 1966-1968. This particular specimen is one of the most outstanding examples of the GTC on the market. It has recently been fully restored by Scaglietti in Italy and has remained untouched and undriven since. A Ferrari Classiche certificate of authenticity will be supplied along with the car to verify this. Although the pictures speak for themselves, let me emphasise that this car is in the same condition as one would have found it in a showroom in 1966, and absolutely no expense was spared in its thorough restoration. The car is currently in the hands of a collector in Berlin, Germany. As part of our comprehensive service, we offer fully insured shipping to any UK address as well as assistance with all UK registration formalities. For more information on our services, please also visit our website. You can find the link by clicking on our logo on the right. Please note that this car is advertised on behalf of a client, who reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. Due to the high calibre of this item, the client has further asked us not to advertise the asking price online. If you would like further information of the car or ask for a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us!

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 330 mi
    • Engine size: 4
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  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

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    1967 Ferrari 330 GTC s/n 9907, engine no. 9907 Black with Black Interior The successor to the widely desired 250 and 275s, Ferrari's 330 series evolved the legendary platform that bred such vehicles as the stunningly beautiful 250 California and the jaw-dropping 275 GTB. Production of the 330 GTC and GTS began in 1966 following its reveal at the Geneva Auto Show. The 330 GTC shared a basic chassis design with the earlier 275, as well as a similar ethos of stylish comfort blended with excellent V12 performance. The car was powered by a larger version of Ferrari's Colombo V12 first found in the 275 GTB. With a single overhead camshaft, wet sump lubrication, and a trio of Webber twin-choke carburetors the engine produced roughly 300hp, but considerably more torque than the 3.3L 275 powerplant, making the cars easier to drive across a broader spectrum of situations. Throughout the production run very few changes were made apart from a change to twin oil coolers in later model cars (roughly s/n 9800 onward) and on the very last of the cars, a later transaxle, identifiable by a handbrake mounted on the center console. The GTC was also far more livable than their earlier counterparts and

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 46895 mi
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  • 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

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    1968 Ferrari 330 GTC s/n 11065, engine no. 11065 Silver with Black Leather Interior Widely regarded to be one of the best driving and most usable classic Ferraris, the 330 GTC is highly sought after today. One of the most significant aspects of its appeal is its mechanical sophistication and the resulting driving experience. The engine was a development of the venerable Colombo V12, now displacing 4.0 liters, generating plenty of torque, and making 300hp. A torque tube connected the engine to the rear-mounted transaxle, a sophisticated solution to optimize weight distribution that is still used in high performance cars today. The car also had disc brakes all round, independent suspension all round, and a 5-speed gearbox, making it one of Ferrari’s first modern road cars. Most Ferrari aficionados continue to regard the GTC as one of the best-driving vintage Ferraris and indeed, they have exceptionally good roadholding, tractability, performance, and are genuinely pleasurable cars to use, even in modern traffic. Their styling is elegant but understated, while available air conditioning and electric windows added further to their usability and sophistication as road cars. Becker or Bl

    • Year: 1968
    • Mileage: 37235 mi
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