Bell Sport & Classic Ferrari 330 GTC shines at Villa d’Este 2024

If there’s a car event that epitomises la dolce vita, it’s Villa d’Este. Fifties Ferraris, Riva boats, beautiful people and spectacular villas, against the picturesque Lake Como framed by snowcapped Alpine mountains.
It’s just perfect. Despite its reputation as Europe’s Pebble Beach and near-legendary status, the concours isn’t huge. Indeed, fewer than 50 cars are presented which means an invitation to attend is a real accolade as every car is significant and very, very special.

Also, the setting, on the edge of Lake Como in northern Italy, is arguably the most beautiful backdrop to any car event in the world, attracting many of the world’s biggest car collectors to the perfectly landscaped grounds of the Villa d’Este hotel where the event is held.

This year we were honoured to have a car we restored invited to take part in the Concorzo d’Eleganza. The beautiful and unique 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC in Verde Chiaro Metallizato (already a Concours class winner at Salon Prive) was presented by owner Christy Chiltern-Hunt and family supported by the Bell Sport & Classic team.
The Ferrari 330 GTC was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966. It was essentially a coupe version of the 275 GTS. Pininfarina’s elegant coachwork combined elements of the latter at the rear, with the 500 Superfast influencing at the front.

Press at the time described the GTC as “a tasteful blend of the mean-and-low look of Ferrari competition GT cars, with the elegance of super-luxury street Ferraris of the past”
Our car underwent a three-year concours level restoration, returned to the original factory specification which is believed to be a one-of-one colour combination, and Ferrari Classiche Certified.