Lot 35

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $620,000


$650,000 - $800,000





Car Highlights

Beautifully Presented, Matching-Numbers Example
Restored in 2008 by Noted Experts Patrick Ottis, Brian Hoyt, and Ken Nemanic
2009 FCA Platinum Award Winner
Offered with Borrani Wire Wheels, Tool Roll, Jack, and Books
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini

Technical Specs

3,967 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Three Weber DCZ/6 Twin-Choke Carburetors
300 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Dunlop Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

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Roberto Righetti, Vicenza, Italy (acquired new via Dino Ravasio & Sons in October 1966)Teofisto Beniero, Vicenza, Italy (acquired from the above in October 1966)Vittorio Carlo Giusto, Padova, Italy (acquired from the above in January 1967)Cisa Asinari di Alessandro Gresy, Galliate, Italy (acquired from the above in March 1967)Gian Paolo Schedoni, Modena, Italy (acquired from the above in 1969)Marc W. Charonnat, Walnut Creek, California (acquired by 1979)Gerald Rappaport, California (acquired by 2008)Gary Lilienthal, Boston, Massachusetts (acquired from the above)Dennis Nicotra, New Haven, Connecticut (acquired in 2012)Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2013)

FCA Vintage Concours at the Danville Concours d’Elegance, California, 2009 (Platinum Award)

Presented here is a truly outstanding example of the celebrated 330 GTC, a model that many enthusiasts regard as Ferrari’s most well-rounded gran turismo. In two years of production, 604 examples were built, making the 330 GTC one of the most successful Ferrari road cars of the 1960s.

According to a report by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis 08915 was completed in the latter half of 1966 and was issued a certificate of origin on September 23rd. It was originally specified for European delivery and finished in the understated color scheme of Oro Chiaro (Light Gold) with Nero Franzi upholstery.

On October 18, 1966, the new 330 GTC was sold to Roberto Righetti of Vicenza, Italy, through official Ferrari concessionaire Dino Ravasio & Sons. A series of Italian gentlemen owned the GTC before it was imported to the US during the 1970s. By 1979, it was owned by Marc Charonnat, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the Ferrari Owners Club. The 330 GTC remained in the Bay Area through the 1980s and eventually came into the hands of local collector Gerald Rappaport. In 2008, Mr. Rappaport treated this 330 GTC to a complete, show-quality restoration performed by respected California specialists. The Patrick Ottis Company of Berkeley was commissioned to perform the mechanical restoration, during which components of the 330 GTC were inspected and tested before being rebuilt or refurbished, as needed, to the firm’s famously exacting standards.

With the mechanical restoration underway, the coachwork was entrusted to Brian Hoyt’s Perfect Reflections in nearby Hayward for concours-quality paintwork. Once the body was stripped to bare metal and prepared to exacting standards, it was finished in the rich, dark red it currently wears, perfectly complementing the elegant Pininfarina design. The Ferrari was then transferred to Ken Nemanic’s Vintage Automotive Upholstery, where it was re-trimmed in biscuit leather. Carefully maintaining original patterns and authentic details was of great importance, and today, the cockpit possesses an inviting, high-quality appearance. In September 2009, the freshly restored 330 GTC was entered in the FCA Vintage Concours at the Danville Concours d’Elegance, where it earned a Platinum Award, a testament to the quality and accuracy of the work completed.

Purchased by the consignor in 2013, the Ferrari has seen dutiful care by his in-house mechanics, receiving work as needed to the suspension, air-conditioning, and clutch, while being driven for less than 5,000 miles since its purchase.

This 330 GTC is an outstanding representative of a glamorous 1960s Ferrari; it is offered with desirable Borrani wire wheels, as well as a tool roll, jack, and owner’s handbooks. Eligible for many of the great driving events and leading concours, this 330 GTC offers its new owner a wealth of opportunity.