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Lot 109

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $682,000

Estimate

$600,000 - $700,000

Chassis

11113

Car Highlights

Sporting and Elegant Pininfarina Design
Presented in Factory-Delivered Colors
Single Family Ownership for 23 Years
Offered with Books and Tools
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini

Technical Specs

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

Original Owner (acquired via Chinetti Motors in 1969)William Rice, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired in 1975)Virgil Schutze, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired in 1976)Rhen Cain, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired in 1977)Ralph Graf, Switzerland (acquired in 1990)Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1991)

The 330 GTC debuted at the Geneva auto Show of 1966 as a refined grand touring car. known for its prodigious performance, balanced handling, ample storage space, and razor-sharp Pininfarina design, the 330 GTC quickly became known as the best all-around Ferrari of the time. With nearly 600 examples built between 1966 and 1968, it was the most successful Ferrari model up to that point in the company’s history. Featuring four-wheel disc brakes, fully independent suspension, and five-speed transaxle, the 330s were also the most technologically advanced. Its 300 bhp ensured the Ferrari was capable of attaining a 150 mph top speed and an impressive dash from 0 to 60 in just 6.5 seconds.

This beautifully presented 330 GTC was sold new by Luigi Chinetti’s new York dealership and has spent the vast majority of its existence in the hands of enthusiasts in the southeastern US. notably, 11113 spent 13 years in the ownership of Mr. Rhen Cain of Atlanta and was exhibited with success at various regional Ferrari shows and gatherings. In 1990, the silver coupe caught the eye of enthusiast Ralph Graf, who traveled frequently between his home in Switzerland and the southeastern US. Within a year after negotiating its purchase, Mr. Graf sold the Ferrari to the consignor, his close friend, who had stored it in the Southeast during the term of Mr. Graf’s ownership.

Over the past 23 years, the 330 GTC has been enjoyed, covering about 1,000 miles each year, and maintained by highly qualified technicians. Today, the GTC is presented in its factory-delivered color scheme of silver over red leather and sits on gleaming Borrani wire wheels. The consignor describes 11113 as presenting in largely original condition, though a full, bare-metal repaint to high standards was conducted about 10 years ago. The finish appears today virtually without fault, and the interior shows a very mild and inviting patina. Complete with tools and books including a workshop manual, 11113 has been in constant and reliable service for at least the past quarter century. This cherished GTC stands ready to please its next caretaker at events as well as to continue its role as the definitive grand touring Ferrari it was designed to be.