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Lot 18

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $907,500

Estimate

$750,000 - $850,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

10683

Car Highlights

Offered with Books, Tools, and Documents
Exceedingly Rare and Tasteful Color Scheme
Desirable Low-Mileage Example
US-Delivered with Air-Conditioning and Power Windows
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini

Technical Specs

3,967 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Three Weber Twin-Choke Carburetors
300 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Dunlop Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Register to Bid

Luigi Chinetti Motors, Greenwich, Connecticut (imported in June 1968)Christopher Evers, Greenwich, Connecticut (acquired in 1970)Z.V. Seliokas, Pearl River, New York (acquired from the above)Arthur Nunnally, Carmel, California (acquired circa 1974)Ronald M. Resch, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 1975)Bruce L. Whitcher, DDS, San Luis Obispo, California (acquired from the above in 1997)Gordon J. Louttit, Manhattan Beach, California (acquired from the above in 1998)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

Concorso Ferrari, Pasadena, California, May 2012 (Gold Award)

In a November 1966 road test for England’s The Motor, Paul Frère characterized the 330 GTC’s handling as “…close to neutral as anyone could want.” He continued to detail “…the solidness with which it changes direction, particularly in S-bends, where it tracks with about the same precision as a modern race car.” Capable of accelerating from rest to 60 mph in less than seven seconds en route to 150 mph flat out, the 330 GTC epitomized the classic Ferrari grand touring concept as never before. In all, just 600 were produced through 1968.

Numbered 10683, this 330 GTC was completed in December 1967 and finished in Grigio Ortello over beige leather, the colors it retains today. According to research by Ferrari historian Hilary Raab, 10683 was fitted with Daytona-type half shafts and a cable-operated clutch, desirable upgrades later standardized during 330 GTC production. Imported to the US in June 1968 by Luigi Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Connecticut, 10683 was purchased by Christopher Evers, also of Greenwich, in 1970, through whose ownership it passed to Z.V. Seliokas of Pearl River, New York. Next, 10683 was sold to California, where it resided in Carmel with Art Nunnally, who sold it in 1975 to Ronald M. Resch, a Los Angeles-based attorney. At this time, 10683 was recorded as having traveled 23,500 miles. Mr. Resch, an FCA member, had the interior restored and showed the car at local concours and FCA events, retaining it until 1997. That year, 10683 passed from Mr. Resch through Bruce Whitcher to Gordon Louttit, who commissioned an exacting engine rebuild by Tiamo Motors in Costa Mesa, California. Mr. Louttit retained the car until August 2012, and during his tenure, the vehicle was preserved and maintained. Contrary to a 330 Registry entry, Mr. Louttit recently reported that the exterior was in fact not refinished during his ownership, due to his preference for preservation. Mr. Louttit fondly remembered showing the car to great effect in Central and Southern California concours and shows, achieving FCA Gold at the May 2012 Concorso Ferrari and several earlier concours awards.

This lovely 330 GTC remains beautifully preserved and highly original, with a feel commensurate with the care it has received over its lifetime, and the car is reported to have never been taken apart or neglected. The tan leather seat covers and door panels were reupholstered years ago, but the dash and console area, headliner, rear tray area, and the vinyl parts of the door panels appear original. Gauges, fittings, knobs, and switches also appear original, and the indicated odometer reading of less than 40,000 miles at the time of cataloguing is believed by the consignor to be correct. Riding on correct Campagnolo alloy wheels fitted with Michelin XWX tires, this 330 GTC looks just right. Additional items accompanying the sale of 10683 include a tool roll, jack, books in a reproduction pouch, a spare-parts catalogue, workshop manual, California blue and gold plates from the 1970s, and a binder with receipts and documents. As offered, this 330 GTC exemplifies one of Ferrari’s most handsome and top-performing GT models of the 1960s.