Ferrari 330 GTC
Unveiled at Geneva in 1966, the Ferrari 330 GTC was a cleanly styled, high-speed Grand Touring coupe for two with luxurious and spacious interior accommodations in the best Ferrari GT tradition. Pininfarina designed and built the subtle, elegant bodywork to exceptional standards at their Grugliasco facility, and a Colombo-derived, four-liter V-12 engine with triple Weber carburetors, a single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank, and an SAE-rated 345 bhp output delivered power. The 330 GTC also featured a four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. The five-speed manual gearbox was housed within a rear-mounted transaxle.
The Ferrari 330 cars are the successor of the 250, first introduced in 1963. The first 330 America was simply a 250 GT/E with a larger engine, and the 330 GTC/GTS shared their chassis with the 275.
The 330 GTC and 330 GTS were more like their 275 counterparts than the 330 GT 2+2. They shared the short wheelbase of the 275 as well as its independent rear suspension.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2009 at the Battersea Evolution, London and in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
Est. 300 bhp, 3,967 cc V-12 engine with single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank, three Weber dual-choke carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower control arms and coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5"
Sources: RM Auctions and Wikipedia, 2011
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