What thought comes to mind when you hear “Ferrari”? Exclusivity, style, power… But never “bridging gaps”…
At the 1966 Geneva Motorshow, the world received Ferrari 330 GTC to fall in love with. The new grand tourer inherited the sophisticated flair of the 330 GT 2+2 and the power of 275 GT Berlinetta, thus connecting the best of two worlds. And it may just represent everything you adore about the Italian automaker.
The 330 GTC had the same transmission, steering, and suspension as the 275 GTB. The powerful, 300 horsepower Colombo engine propelled this grand tourer to the top speed of 150 mph, allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in under seven seconds. Impressive even by today’s standards.
Design-wise, the model had a shorter wheelbase, sacrificing the rear seats in lieu of a luggage shelf. The cabin layout allowed for extraordinary visibility from all angles. The car was designed to conquer European (and not only) roads with style and speed. An ultimate road adventure along the winding mountain roads or a romantic weekend getaway – you couldn’t have asked for a better “companion” than 330 GTC.
This particular 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC is chassis number 11279. According to Marcel Massini, the world’s greatest Ferrari expert, the car made its way to the United States in 1973 when a New Yorker Philip Faust purchased it from the original owner in Rome.
Since then, it changed owners and went through a few upgrades and modifications, all to help maintain its exquisite looks and make sure it runs on the button. We spotted this beauty during one of the Monterey Car Week editions, and we glad we did.
So what comes to your mind when you hear “Ferrari”?