An exquisite restoration of the most tasteful and elegant of Ferraris
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.
It would be hard to argue with Car & Driver’s assessment that “the GTC is 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. Detail work, finish, panel fit – every aspect is superlative.”
In 1966 the car was originally delivered new to Baron Emmanuel “Toulo” de Graffenried’s official dealership Garage Italauto SA in Lausanne, Switzerland and sold to the first owner Mr. Alfred Pinkas, resident in Lausanne, Switzerland. The car was subsequently exported to South America and purchased from Caracas, Venezuela by Bell Sport and Classic where it was found spec’d in Azzurro metallizzato (light metallic blue) with black interior.
The car is now undergoing a complete concours level restoration and will be returned to the original factory specification by the Bell Sport and Classic team. It has been stripped, scanned and comprehensively assessed and in keeping with our restoration ethos, we have retained as many of the original parts as possible.
The body shell has been Walnut Blasted (a softer alternative to shot blasting that retains more of the vital originality) and all of the body panels dipped (to maintain the form of the skins).
The team have carried out rectification to all areas of the shell to repair minor areas of corrosion and eliminated all dents and minor imperfections to ensure minimal filler is required prior to painting.
The car has undergone a full dry build to ensure perfect panel and component fit. We oversize gaps to allow for the change in fit resulting from the final paint layers – modern paint formulas require more layers that can, unless accounted for, result in a poor final fit.
Now in final paint and returning this stunning Ferrari to its factory colour of Verde Chiaro.
This car is available for sale.