Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato

This particular 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC will thrill its new owner. Along with delivering an exemplary road car driving experience, this Ferrari wears a one-off body created by Zagato. It was delivered new to famed Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti in 1968 and owned thereafter by Robert V. Kennedy of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It then passed to two different owners in the New York area, at which time it was believed to have incurred frontal damage. As a result, it was shipped by Chinetti to Milan and the factory of the avant-garde coachbuilder, Zagato. The comprehensive file that accompanies this car includes a photograph of chassis 10659 as it arrived in Italy, just before the Pininfarina body was removed, which shows the light frontal damage.

In fact, chassis 10659 was the second car Luigi Chinetti, Jr. sent to Zagato to be clothed in bespoke coachwork, the first being a spyder called 3z, based on a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder.

This example, however, would become a bespoke edition made expressly for the North American Ferrari importer. Upon its completion, Zagato was evidently very proud of the result as it was shown at the 1974 Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva on the Zagato stand. After the Geneva show the car was featured in Quattroporte Magazine in Italy, on behalf of its U.S.-based owner, the aforementioned Mr. Kennedy, who previously owned the car and liked it so much, he bought it back and kept it until the 1990s.

300 bhp, 3,967.44 cc overhead-cam V12 engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms, independent rear suspension with unequal length A-arms, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5" (2,400 mm)

Source: RM Auctions
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