Lot Number
47
Body by Pininfarina
1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe


ESTIMATE: $325,000 - $375,000
CHASSIS NO: 8871
• Matching numbers V-12 engine rebuilt 2008-2010
• Documented by Ferrari marque historian Marcel Massini
• The ultimate evolution of the Series II, 1 of only 455 “two-headlamp, five-speed” cars
• Handsome Pininfarina design; renowned Ferrari Grand Touring performer
• History includes single-owner enjoyment and care 1984-2012
• Cared for virtually regardless of cost by the 2012-2017 owner

ADDENDUM: PLEASE NOTE: This car is titled as a 1967.

Tipo 209/66 3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine, triple Weber twin-choke carburetors, 300 HP at 6,600 rpm, five-speed manual gearbox, Tipo 571/66 chassis with independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, live rear axle with trailing arms and semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 104.2”


Combining avant-garde Pininfarina styling with outstanding V-12 performance, Ferrari's 330 GT 2+2 debuted in 1963. While following in the footsteps of the prior 250 GTE 2+2, the 330 GT 2+2 upped the ante on performance and set new standards for comfortable, high-speed motoring pleasure for up to four occupants with its 50-millimetre wheelbase extension. While clearly an elegant and sophisticated Ferrari road car, the taut Pininfarina-styled 330 GT 2+2 maintained a sporty air to match its rich Ferrari heritage. Crucially, it reaffirmed Ferrari’s commitment to the Grand Touring road-car market and the commercial viability of its road models to help bankroll the heavy costs of the Scuderia’s vast international racing commitments during the 1960s.

Of course, a Ferrari is defined by its performance, and the 330 GT 2+2 certainly delivered on its manufacturer’s promise. Its Tipo 209 Colombo-derived V-12 engine, enlarged to 4.0 litres, provided heady top-speed potential of more than 150 mph, making it the fastest road-ready Ferrari of the day and certainly its fastest 2+2 model. Said to be one of Enzo Ferrari’s favorite models of the era, just over a thousand 330 GT 2+2s were built along two distinct series between 1964 and 1967.

Numbered 08871, this highly desirable ‘Series II’ 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe is particularly rare as one of just 455 “two headlamp, five-speed” examples. Listed in the reference book “Ferrari Serial Numbers: Part I” by Hilary A. Raab and accompanied by history documented by Ferrari marque historian Marcel Massini, 08871 is an original left-hand drive, U.S. version, factory-equipped with desirable amenities including power steering and power windows. It was completed during July 1966 and then delivered new to official East Coast Ferrari importer, Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York City.

The first recorded owner of 08871 was Stephen B. Potter and then in 1976, it was sold to a new owner resident in Florida, who had a General Motors-type air-conditioning system and Motorola alternator installed. In April 1976, 08871 was advertised at 32,500 miles and the next month, it was purchased by Herschel Abrams of Hallandale, Florida, who sold the Ferrari to Jerry Keifer of Cincinnati, Ohio, who had the car painted red and then sold it at 49,000 miles in July 1981 to William C. Cekal of Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Cekal would add 14,000 miles during his ownership, eventually selling the Ferrari in June 1984 to Alan G. Tyler of College Park, Maryland, who would resell the car the next month to its first true long-term keeper, Michael J. Belo, an attorney from Denver, Colorado. In 2008, Mr. Belo had the engine rebuilt at 82,250 recorded miles and then he participated in local car shows with 08871. In January 2010, Mr. Belo had the engine work completed, the engine compartment touched up, a new period-correct Becker radio sourced from Germany and installed, and new Pirelli tires fitted, and continued to enjoy “his baby” until mid-2012, when he decided to sell 08871 after 28 years of ownership. The next owner acquired the Ferrari during September 2012 and applied a careful and consistent program of maintenance, with about $35,000 in receipts on file for the work, including rebuilt front seats with new leather covering, and attention to the clutch, charging, braking, air-conditioning, and underpinnings, plus installation of a new clock and speedometer, plus detailing of the engine compartment. A large document binder accompanies 08871 at auction, including model information, photos, and technical information for the electrical system and interior controls, maintenance receipts from the current owner, and correspondence. Riding on restored Borrani wire-spoke wheels mounting period-correct Michelin ‘XWX’ tires, this very attractive and well-presented Ferrari provides a truly exciting opportunity for connoisseurs to own and enjoy a properly maintained example of one of Ferrari’s best V-12 GT cars of the 1960s – with sound, documented provenance.

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe
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