1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake by Vignale

Erik Fuller ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

This special one-off Ferrari left Ferrari’s Maranello factory in 1965 as a 330 GT Series II with Pininfarina coachwork. In 1967, the car returned to Chinetti Motors, at which time Luigi Chinetti Jr. decided to have the car rebodied in a unique shooting-brake design. Chinetti Jr. collaborated with American illustrator Bob Peak to pen the new coachwork.

The car was then professionally rebodied by the experts at Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale in Turin, Italy. The one-off station wagon accommodates four passengers, each with their own bucket seat, with the added benefit of a cavernous luggage space. At this time, it was noted that the car was fitted with engine 09269. Vignale proudly displayed their work on their stand at the 50th Annual Torino Motor Show. The car was returned to Chinetti Jr., who enjoyed the car for several years before it passed through several important owners.

In 2011 the unique Ferrari was purchased by Grammy Award-winning Jamiroquai front man and noted Ferrari collector “Jay Kay” Jason Cheetham. Kay displayed the car at the third Kop Hill Climb Commemoration, the 2012 Salon Privé Concours and the 2015 Cartier Style et Luxe Concours.

A 300-bhp, 3,967-cc SOHC V12 engine with three Weber carburetors powers the car. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The interior is completed in tan leather. The wood dashboard houses Veglia Borletti instrumentation and features a black leather dashpad. A wood-rimmed steering wheel and Blaupunkt radio complete the interior. Power features include windows, steering and brakes. The car is accompanied by hazard triangles, jack and knockoff hammer and is documented by marque specialist Marcel Massini.

Steve Ahlgrim

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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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