1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Barn Find

By the end of the 1950s, the market for sports cars with “family accommodation” had grown sufficiently for Ferrari to contemplate the introduction of a four-seater model. Introduced in the summer of 1960, the first such Ferrari — the 250 GTE 2+2 — was based on the highly successful 250 GT. Pininfarina’s brief had been to produce a 2+2 without sacrificing the 250’s elegant good looks or sporting characteristics, and the master carrozzier succeeded brilliantly, moving the engine, gearbox, and steering gear forward and the fuel tank back, thus creating sufficient room for two occasional rear seats.

The 250 GTE provided the basis for its replacement: the 330 GT 2+2. Pininfarina was once again entrusted with the styling, adopting a four-headlamp frontal treatment that reflected the tastes of U.S. drivers. The 330 GT’s long chassis made conditions less cramped for the rear passengers. Suspension was independent at the front, while the back was a live axle/semi-elliptic setup. Improvements to the discs-all-round braking system saw separate hydraulic circuits adopted for front and rear.

The 330 GT’s Colombo-type, 60-degree, V12 engine was a 3,967 cc, the single-overhead-camshaft, all-alloy unit that was good for 300-plus horsepower. The 330 GT’s maximum speed of 152 mph made it, when introduced, the fastest road-going Ferrari.

Stored unused since 2005, this car has covered a correct and documented 57,190 miles from new and is offered for sympathetic recommissioning or more extensive restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, this potentially most rewarding Ferrari restoration project is offered with an Italian export document (1965), a copy of the original purchase
invoice, and State of Florida Certificate of Title.

Steve Ahlgrim

Steve Ahlgrim - SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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