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Lot 77

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $247,500

Estimate

$275,000 - $325,000

Chassis

7857

Engine

7857

Car Highlights

One of 463 Series II Examples
Well-Maintained 1990s Restoration
Current 18-Year Period of Care
Service and Restoration Invoices Dating to 1978
Advanced Mechanical Elements of the Series II Iteration

Technical Specs

3,967 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Three Weber Carburetors
300 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Register to Bid

John Yandell, Walnut Creek, California (acquired in 1978)Jim Walters, Denver, Colorado (acquired circa March 1996)Chris Sammet, Madison, Ohio (acquired circa December 1996)Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1998)

Lafayette Concours d’Elegance, Lafayette, California, July 1995 (People’s Choice Award, Third in Class)Eurofest, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2004 (Best Ferrari)

With a larger Colombo V-12 than its predecessor, the 330 GT 2+2 also displayed new styling from Pininfarina, eventually resembling the stunning GTC coupe that shared the same drivetrain. As this example attests, the 330 GT 2+2 Series II variant that appeared in mid-1965 has evolved into one of Ferrari’s most desirable vintage four-seat tourers. Redesigned with an elegant single-headlamp configuration and triple-louver fender vents, the Series II cars were also more mechanically advanced, featuring suspended pedals and a five-speed gearbox.

According to the 330 GT register, chassis no. 7857 was completed at the factory in November 1965, finished in an unusual color scheme of Oro Chiaro (light gold) paint over a Rosso Scuro (dark red) interior. Around 1978, the 330 was purchased by John Yandell of Walnut Creek, California. The new owner began compiling a meticulous file of service documentation, featuring regular attention from Ferrari of Walnut Creek as early as 1985. The dealership also conducted a round of mechanical attention in 1990 that included rebuilding the engine, cleaning and tuning the carburetors, and reinforcing the radiator mounts.

In 1995, a documented concours-level restoration was undertaken by the Cammisa Motor Car Company in Burlingame, California, that resulted in awards at several local shows, including a class award at the 1995 Lafayette Concours d’Elegance. This work notably featured a repaint in the current Rosso finish. The Ferrari was acquired in 1996 by Denver resident Jim Walters, and further invoices reflect Walters’ continued upkeep.

Briefly passing to an Ohio owner, 7857 was purchased in 1998 by the consignor, an enthusiast residing in Bowling Green, Kentucky, who has maintained the Ferrari for 18 years while accruing very little mileage. In addition to being stored in a cool, dry underground garage, the 330 was driven approximately a dozen times per year on average. In its sole competitive showing in the last two decades, 7857 won Best Ferrari at the 2004 Eurofest in Nashville, Tennessee.

A strong driving example that is presentable for a multitude of local events, this 330 GT 2+2 would also make an ideal entrant at rallies such as the Copperstate 1000. It features new Michelin XWX tires, owner’s manual, parts manual, and document folio, as well as a tool kit, and would constitute a superb acquisition for any Ferrari enthusiast. Chassis 7857 offers relatively affordable entry into vintage Maranello V-12 ownership and the many pleasures that come along with it.