• Owned by a Ferrari dealer service manager since 1979
• Recently-discovered “garage find” with numbers matching
• Presented in original colors of Argento over Nero Franzi
• Factory LHD example with air-conditioning; fresh major service and review
• History documented by Ferrari marque Historian Marcel Massini
3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine, triple Weber DCZ/6 twin-choke carburetors, 300 HP at 7,000 rpm, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with wishbones and coil springs, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 94.5"
Debuted at the March 1966 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari’s 330 GTC was a svelte, high-speed Grand Touring coupe for two with a luxurious and remarkably spacious passenger compartment. Pininfarina designed and built the subtly elegant bodywork of the 330 GTC to exceptional standards of quality at their Grugliasco production facility near Turin, with styling a masterful combination of the best elements of the 500 Superfast and 275 GTS. The light, airy roof utilized exceptionally thin pillars and offered remarkably good visibility; this feature was unique to the 330 GTC and continued with its 365 GTC successor. Slender quarter-bumpers at all four corners, purposeful air extractors at the front fenders, and subtle “330” scripts rounded out the exterior appointments.
Outstanding power output was provided by the Colombo-derived Tipo 209 SOHC four-liter V-12 engine delivering 300 horsepower with triple Weber twin-choke carburetors. Sharing its basic chassis with Ferrari’s 275 including its fully-independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, a five-speed gearbox and rear transaxle, the 330 GTC delivered near-perfect balance and excellent handling. Capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, en route to quarter-mile times below 15 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph, the 330 GTC advanced and refined the classic Ferrari Grand Touring concept as never before. Only an approximate 600 of these potent and handsome performers were built through 1968, when the 365 GTC succeeded it.
Numbered 09911, this 330 GTC is listed in Hilary A. Raab’s Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I and accompanied by history compiled by Ferrari marque expert Marcel Massini confirming it was an original left-hand drive, European version factory-equipped with air-conditioning and finished in Argento (Silver) over Nero Franzi (Black) leather. It was car number 229 in terms of assembly sequence, with its chassis frame sent to Carrozzeria Pininfarina to receive its body during February 1967 and it was completed that May. While 09911 was at first destined for Franco-Brittanic Autos in Paris, France, it is noted by Massini that the car’s destination was changed before its production began and crossed out on the factory paperwork. Following production, 09911 remained in Italy, where its first owner was named Belelli. During 1972, the vehicle was exported to California and then in January 1975, it was advertised for sale in the Ferrari Owners Club USA Newsletter by Nick Dioguardi of Glendale, California, with the car described as “…silver with black interior, new exhaust, brakes, clutch, springs, Koni shock absorbers and radiator, air-conditioning, excellent, 80,000 kms.”
Next, 09911 was sold to the service manager at La Jolla Ferrari, who is known to have shown the car just once, at the June 1995 Rosso Rodeo Concours on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It remained under his sole ownership until just only recently, when it was discovered in a California garage after many years of slumber. Despite the long-term lack of use, an engine-compression check was performed by experts in October 2016, with good readings from 150 to 165 psi measured on all 12 cylinders. Recent service work addressed the brake booster, rebuilding of the Weber carburetors, installation of a new battery, and a fluid change. Retaining the attractive original color combination and retaining matching numbers, this 330 GTC is a wonderful virtual time capsule. It is worthy of continued preservation and enjoyment as a great driver. 09911 is highly desirable as a long-term California-based, honest example of quite likely the finest “Enzo Era” V-12 Ferrari Grand Touring model ever produced.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC