1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

Nothing more clearly shows the evolution of Ferrari into the premier constructor of grand touring automobiles than the 1966 Geneva Auto Show debut of the 330 GTC. It offered a 4-liter engine in a chassis closely patterned after the 275 GTB with coachwork by Pininfarina. The design combined a gorgeous nose reminiscent of the 400 Superamerica with a prominent beltline from the doors back, culminating in a tail that paid homage to the 275 GTS.

The thin-pillared, airy greenhouse owes little to any prior Ferrari but crisply reflects Pininfarina’s mastery of form and unifies this potentially disparate collection of design elements into a clean and refreshing form of its own.

In keeping with its intended mission as a grand touring car, the 330 GTC’s interior accommodations are both commodious and luxurious, with ample luggage room in the trunk and behind the seats. Some 600 330 GTCs were built in the years before it was succeeded by the 365 GTC.

Records indicate that Chassis 09111 was completed on November 19, 1966, and it was finished new in Grigio Fumo with a beige interior. Built new to European specification, it was sold through the official Ferrari dealer in Rome to the first owner in southern Italy.

By the 1970s, a now-red 09111 had made its way to the United States. according to information provided by marque expert Marcel Massini. The car remained in this same color scheme, with a cream leather interior. By the early 1990s, the car had returned to Europe, where it was registered in Germany. The 09111 made its way back to the U.S. in 2003. The new owner maintained it to a very high level.

The car’s file contains many bills for work conducted in recent years. With all E.U. taxes paid, this is a great opportunity to acquire one of the great touring Ferraris.

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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