With Ferrari becoming a dominant force on the race track in the 1950’s increasing interest in the marque meant further development of the prancing horses’ more practical consumer offerings. While practical is not an appropriate word to describe any Ferrari, the company saw the need for a proper 2+2 GT car and that resulted in the 330 GT 2+2, with the first prototype assembled in the summer of 1962. Derived from the limited production 330 America, the 330 GT featured a new frame with a wheelbase 2 inches longer than its predecessor which was heavily based on the 250 GTE. Despite the 330 GT’s 2+2 layout its shape was distinctly Ferrari with a long hood and short trunk with the classic Ferrari profile. The genius shape was penned by a young Tom Tjaarda of Pininfarina who joined the firm in 1961 at the age of 27. The Colombo V12 engine was refined yet again with an enlarged block for extra cooling capacity. Displacing 3967 cubic centimeters, averaging 330cc per cylinder, the hungry V12 was fed by triple Weber carburetors and produced 300hp at 6,600rpm. Power was transferred through a manual 4-speed gearbox with electric overdrive for highway efficiency. While handling was designed for high speed touring with fully independent front suspension and a solid axle in the rear held with longitudinal pushrods and tubular shocks. Car and Driver magazine in 1965 noted the cars high speed handling characteristics stating the 330 GT was “smooth as glass at anything over eighty.” Built in two distinctive series of cars only 1,087 production 330 GT’s were built until 1967, the first 627 of which featured the unique four headlight arrangement. The 330 GT 2+2 today has a special moniker in Ferrari circles as it was one of the very few production cars that Enzo Ferrari drove personally with two of the prototypes driven by him as his personal cars.
The 1962 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe by Pininfarina featured here is finished in gorgeous Light Ivory with a beautiful black leather interior. This prototype example was built in 1962 and is among one of the most important 330s to come on the market in years. The factory retained this car for two years after it was built and used it for the original brochure as well as a feature car at the Brussels Motor Show. Enzo Ferrari also used this example as his personal car. This incredible provenance is documented in Ferrari author Leonardo Acerbi’s book Ferrari: A Complete Guide to All Models. In June of 1964 it was sold new to Luigi Chinetti Motors, the first Ferrari dealer in the United States.
Chassis number 4085 would later pass through several enthusiast owners. In 1979 it was purchased by Pete Stetson; he went on to relocate from Virginia to Texas with the Ferrari. In May 2019 Daniel Schmitt & Co. was pleased to welcome Mr. Stetson to our St. Louis facility so he could be reunited with chassis 4085. During his visit, Mr. Stetson was kind enough to provide us with some period photographs and registrations of the 330 GT while it was under his ownership. However the most impressive article was a copy of a 1977 letter on Ferrari letterhead where the factory confirmed that serial number 4085 was a factory 330 GT prototype.
Accompanying this investment-grade 1962 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe by Pininfarina prototype is its owner’s manual, original brochure and tools. An engine out service was recently performed and this 330 GT drives incredibly well. We are proud to offer this example to the most astute investor or collector who understands and appreciates the significance of this historic motorcar. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
*Please note that this 1962 Ferrari 330 GT chassis was first registered in 1964 and is titled as a 1964 model.*
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