Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury | Lot 47
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina
$600,000 - $700,000 USD
€500,000 - €600,000 EUR
£435,000 - £500,000 GBP
| Las Vegas, Nevada
24 October 2021
- 12% of the hammer price up to and including $250,000
- 10% of the hammer price in excess of $250,000
- The 243rd of 598 examples built
- Ferrari Classiche certified in 2016; accompanied by Red Book
- Retains matching-numbers engine and gearbox
- Handsome black on black color combination
- Documented with 2018–2020 service/restoration invoices and Massini Report
At the 1966 Geneva Salon, Ferrari extended the 330 range with a new touring coupe that effectively succeeded the celebrated 250 GT/L Lusso. Employing a 4-liter development of the long-running Colombo V-12 engine, the 330 GTC (Grand Touring Coupe) was built on a spry 2,400-milimeter wheelbase and fitted with a transaxle to reduce mass and assist weight distribution.
The type 592 chassis was clothed in elegant new coachwork from Pininfarina that combined design elements of the 500 Superfast and the 275 GTS. Luxuriously appointed with standard power windows and leather upholstery, the 330 GTC was built in a modest quantity of 598 examples through 1968, and it is now regarded as the quintessential Maranello touring model of the late 1960s.
This beautifully presented example of Maranello’s 4-liter grand touring coupe was reportedly dispatched to Pininfarina’s Torino plant in March 1967, and it was finished in Grigio Argento paint over an interior of Nero Franzi Connolly leather. Two months later a certificate of origin was issued. In June 1967 chassis number 09939 was delivered for retail to the famed Ferrari dealer based in Milan, M. Gastone Crepaldi. Later that month the coupe was sold to its first owner, Luigi Lucchini, a steel baron residing in Brescia who purchased new from the Factory a number of important GT Ferraris in the 1950s and 1960s, including a 250 GT LWB California Spyder and a 275 GTB. Mr. Lucchini submitted his Ferrari regularly to the manufacturer’s official service arm, the Assistenza Clienti in Modena, having it serviced there four times over the next two years.
In October 1969 Mr. Lucchini sold the Ferrari to its second owner, fellow Brescia resident Marsilio Bononi. According to Italian registration documents, 09939 was briefly stolen from Mr. Bononi before being recovered and subsequently exported to the United States in the 1970s. By 1979 the car was owned by a Los Angeles-based enthusiast and the exterior had been repainted red.
In the mid-2000s the Ferrari was owned by a collector residing in Seattle, Washington, and when offered for sale in 2011 the car had received the high-quality repaint in black that it wears today. In January 2012 the GTC was acquired by Shervin Mateen of Los Angeles, and he commissioned a major service before domiciling the car in a climate-controlled garage. Further maintenance measures over the next few years reportedly included rebuilding the brake calipers, replacing the exhaust pipe, refinishing the manifold covers, and replacing the motor mounts.
In June 2016 Ferrari Classiche issued a Red Book certifying that 09939 retains its numbers-matching drivetrain, including the engine and gearbox. As an incorrect data plate had at some point been affixed to the car, Classiche took the opportunity to issue and mount a new correct data plate, which in concert with the Red Book proves the authenticity and integrity of chassis number 09939.
Purchased by the consignor in 2018, the 330 was treated to additional measures over the next year, including suspension work by Coachcraft of Fillmore, California; and attention to the transaxle and a rebuild of the water pump by the marque specialists at GTO Engineering. In August 2019 the seats and door panels were reupholstered in proper black leather, and in March 2020 the respected restoration specialist Scott Grundfor repaired some electrical issues and performed a concours-level detailing of the paint, interior, and engine bay.
Presenting with exquisite character, this Ferrari is assured by the consignor to operate very smoothly, with characteristic torque. It is accompanied by a partial toolkit and documented with the Ferrari Classiche Red Book and restoration/service invoices dating to 2018. Chassis number 09939 abounds in understated aesthetic elegance while delivering strong mechanical performance, making it worthy of the consideration of any marque enthusiast. The GTC should encounter a warm welcome at FCA events and regional concours d’elegance, or it may be privately enjoyed by its next caretaker for its rakish good looks and capable performance.