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According to the research of noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this 330 GT 2+2 was originally purchased by a New York-based owner named Mr. Tuttleman in October 1966, through East Coast distributor Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut. Equipped as a US-specifications example with power windows, power steering, and air-conditioning, the car was accepted by Mr. Tuttleman at the Modena factory and temporarily registered with Italian tourist plates.
Mr. Tuttleman soon imported the car to America, and by the early 1970s it was in the possession of Dan Greer of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr. Greer owned the Ferrari at least through 1977, and a copy of a Missouri title suggests that in 1979 the car was purchased by a principal at the Shepherd of the Hills Historical Society of Branson, Missouri, a local theatrical company.
In July 1990, William Kinsman of New York offered chassis 8959 for sale and described the Ferrari as a 43,000-mile example. Later purchased by the renowned Blackhawk Collection, the 330 GT 2+2 benefitted from the care of one of the collector car hobby’s most respected institutions and was displayed alongside some of the greatest automobiles of all time.
More recently acquired by the consignor, a well-known enthusiast based in Texas, this well-maintained 330 GT 2+2 is currently equipped with a Becker Europa TR radio and wears attractive Borrani wire wheels that beautifully complement the car’s elegant design. The matching-numbers drivetrain is said to offer strong performance, and the paint, chrome, interior, and engine bay all present wonderfully. Accompanied by a tool kit and owners’ manuals, this handsome Ferrari is a strong example of a model that continues to show increasing appreciation and will almost assuredly grow in stature in coming years.