Auctions and Brokerage
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Mr. Balozian, Sweden (acquired new via Swedish Ferrari importer Tore Bjurström, Orebro, Sweden (1964)Roger Imboden, Eyholz, Switzerland (acquired 1985)Exoticar, Inc., Montreal, Canada (acquired October 2005)Michael Grof, Pasadena, California (acquired from the above November 2005)Current Owner
Combining avant-garde Pininfarina styling with highly acclaimed V-12 performance, Ferrari’s 330 GT 2+2 was a comfortable 2+2 model specifically designed for the vibrant American export market. Following in the footsteps of the 250 GT 2+2, the 330 GT 2+2 upped the ante on the performance and set new standards for comfortable, high-speed motoring pleasure for four.
Launched in 1964, the 330 GT featured the Tipo 209 Colombo-derived V-12 engine, enlarged to 4.0 liters providing top-speed potential of more than 150 mph, making it the fastest road-ready Ferrari of the day. Said to be one of Enzo’s favorite models, just over 1,000 330 GT 2+2s were built along two distinct series between 1964 and 1967. Numbered 6089, this Series I example from 1964 is particularly rare, as it is one of approximately 500 built with four headlights and a fourspeed gearbox with overdrive. It was delivered in Grigio Fumo (Smoky Grey) with a leather interior in Nero (black), but by 1969 it was sporting burgundy paint. During the 1970s, 6089 had made its way to the US and California, eventually traveling to Paris, France, by the mid-1980s, when it was listed for sale and advertised as retaining the original leather upholstery and a rebuilt engine and gearbox.
It eventually passed through a dealer in Eyholz, Switzerland, and was then refurbished, with the vehicle registered “GE 39954.” Next, 6089 was sold at auction in Monaco in May 2003. During October 2005, 6089 was sold to a Montreal, Canada-based, high-end dealer, through which it soon passed in November to Michael Grof of Pasadena, California. During Mr. Groff’s tenure, 6089 was fully restored and repainted in its factory-original Grigio Fumo. Following completion, 6089 formed part of the “Freedom of Motion” exhibition held during 2010 at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Now appreciated for their many attributes and rightly enjoying recognition for helping to convince il Commendatore of the commercial benefits to the Scuderia of increased road car manufacture, the 330 GT 2+2, especially in its original “Series I” form, is an important Ferrari GT model. Resplendent in its original color combination and thoroughly detailed underhood by a Ferrari specialist, 6089 is accompanied with a history report compiled by Ferrari marque expert Marcel Massini. As such, 6089 now stands ready to provide its new owner with a definitive Ferrari Grand Touring experience combining high performance and style at a comparatively affordable price.