The annual Ferrari press conference is always a show worthy of stealing hearts and in 1964 it was no different; although no one quite expected what was to be unveiled and what would eventually gain some of the automaker’s greatest fanfare.
Ezno had a surprise up his sleeve as it was in 1964 when Ferrari officially introduced the 330 GT; the commuter’s Ferrari. A car that could withstand the daily grind yet still posses a full-load package to keep you entertained on the road.
Designed by Pininfarina, the 330 also represented a stylistic breakaway as the model replaced the typically aggressive exterior with more graceful, understated features. Although the 330 was an extension of the 250 GTE, it was a significantly different type of Ferrari. For instance, the 330 was based around a single overhead camshaft V-12 which was rated at 300 brake horsepower.
This particular Grigio Fumo 330 GT, originally penned in December 1965, has lived a relatively sheltered life which makes it one of the star attractions at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s auction. Having been subject to a comprehensive restoration only recently, the 330 boasts the original and attractive blue finish alongside the exquisite contrast beige leather interior and full mechanical upgrades.
Take a closer look at the 330 in the image gallery below and head to the RM Sotheby’s website for more information.
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