Lot 245: 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2
The 330 GT 2+2 was launched at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1964 as an intended replacement for the successful 250 GTE. It was powered by the 209 engine previously used in the 400 Superamerica, which, with various improvements, but slight detuning now yielded around 330bhp. The wheelbase was about two inches longer than that of the 250 and Koni adjustable shock absorbers were fitted as standard. The bodywork of the 330 was altogether 'sweeter' and more essential than that of its predecessor and had a particularly attractive sharpness of line. The car was also spacious and comfortable living up well to its 'GT' denomination. Paul Frere, the noted Belgian racing driver and automotive journalist, road tested a 2+2 late in 1966. He came away suitably impressed: 'In handling, this car is exactly like all Ferraris I have driven before ... It is close to being as neutral as one could want... but the most impressive feature of the handling of the 330 is the solidness with which it changes direction, particularly in s-bends, where it tracks with about the same precision as a modern race car.This particular example was shown at the Salon d'Automobiles in Paris in 1964 in those days, was presented in metallic silver. In 1965 it was then sold to a Mr. Philip Erikson in Frankfurt, W. Germany and some 17 years later, in 1982, it was acquired by Mr. Bob de Roos of Oosterbeek, Holland. The current owner then bought the car in 2001 whereupon the following repairs and restorative works have been undertaken; there was a slight blistering of the paint and so, as a tribute to the vendors meticulous eye, the body was taken back to bare metal and resprayed in the same dark blue colour as it was by Messrs. Matthijsse-Esser in Rheden previously. The interior leather was also completely renewed as well as carpets throughout, both in red. The cylinder heads have been restored and made suitable for unleaded fuel by Messrs. Forza Service in Oss (photographs available) as well as rear exhaust system and a set of new tyres . This is indeed a supremely elegant grand tourer in the truest sense and is rightfully described by the vendor as in truly excellent condition.
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