Highlights

  • Serial no. 9955
  • Engine no. 9955
  • 1 of approximately 600 produced
  • 45,798 miles since new
  • Original 3,967cc V-12 engine
  • Retains lower fiberglass radiator shroud
  • Triple Weber carburetors
  • 5-speed manual gearbox
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Power 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-corner independent suspension
  • Power windows
  • Borrani chrome wire wheels
  • Becker Europa AM/FM radio
  • Cuoio leather interior refreshed in 2013
  • Modern seatbelts, original aviation-style belts included
  • 1,000 miles on the rebuilt engine
  • Engine rebuilt by John Hajduk of Motorkraft, Ltd.
  • Tool roll and owner’s manual
  • A 10% buyer premium applies

Story

Widely regarded as one of the best-driving and most usable classic Ferraris, the 330 GTC is highly sought after today. These cars are extremely nice to drive, even in today’s traffic, because of the wide torque band provided by the 4.0L V-12 and the tractability and balance that result from the combination of the transaxle and torque tube. The cars combine the classic Ferrari essence with more modern technical features such as a rear-mounted 5-speed gearbox, disc brakes and independent suspension all around, as well as genuinely muscular powerplants.

Approximately 600 330 GTCs were constructed between 1966 and 1968, and while many GTC owners have large collections of important Ferraris, their GTC will often be the choice car for driving events. This particular car is a matching-numbers example that was constructed for the European marketplace and equipped with air conditioning and power windows. By the late 1990s, the car was in La Jolla, California, and was red with a cream-colored leather interior. Much more recently, within about the last 1,000 miles, the engine was rebuilt by John Hajduk’s Motorkraft Ltd.

The paintwork is very nice, better than good, and the car features straight body panels with excellent fit and door shut. The glass and lenses are excellent, and the chrome is very nice with minimal evidence of aging. This example retains the often-missing lower fiberglass radiator shroud, and it sits on Michelin XWX-shod Borrani wheels with correct knock-offs.

The interior was beautifully redone in 2013 in Cuoio leather with the correct black vinyl in proper areas. A proper, period-correct Becker AM/FM unit remains, and the power windows are functioning well. The factory-correct wood-rimmed wheel also remains, and the dash is finished in the correct semi-gloss varnish.

Offered with a tool roll and owner’s manual, this 330 GTC embodies all the superb qualities that made it the very definition of automotive style and elegance in its time. After years in the shadow of some of their less understated brethren, GTCs are now appreciated for their mechanical sophistication, performance, elegance and rarity. Just 602 GTCs were built, and this one is a high-caliber example.

Arrangements to purchase this vehicle can be made directly by contacting Mecum representative Rob Williams by phone or text at (262) 236-7705 or by email at rwilliams@mecum.com.