Ferrari 330 GTS The replacement to the 275 GTS, the 330 GTS, was designed to be an elegant, open-top, V-12 grand tourer for Ferrari’s best customers looking for the finest automotive experience money could buy. In addition to plenty of room for two plus their luggage, it also boasted an incredible set of performance figures. It boasted a top speed of 150 mph, and the 330 GTS could easily outpace just about any other car on the road when it was new.
Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October of 1966, the 330 GTS epitomized mid-’60s Italian GT styling with its uncluttered and elegant design, from its classic nose characterized by the signature shallow egg-crate oval grille to its triple-louvered vents on the rear flanks of the front fenders and on to the seductive tapered tail. The impeccable style carried on to the car’s interior, which was luxuriously appointed with twin leather bucket seats and a wood-rimmed, aluminum steering wheel. With remarkably spacious proportions inside, this was the perfect place to be for thousand-mile road trips across the country or for a quick trip across town.
Aside from the obvious loss of the coupe top, the 330 GTS was identical to the 330 GTC coupe that had been unveiled a few months earlier at the Geneva Salon, and hailed for its superior dynamic balance due in part to the innovative rear-mounted transaxle efficiently distributing the weight of the drivetrain. The roadster offered here is the only known example being rebodied from one of the coupes. While 598 330 GTCs were built in total, only 99 of the 330 GTS were produced by the time that the 330 construction concluded in 1968, making this coachbuilt roadster the rarest of the 330 model line.
CHASSIS NUMBER 9837
The car offered here was rebodied on the above numbered Ferrari chssis and was completed in 2020. It is finished as a U.S.-specification car factory equipped with the desirable Borrani wire wheels. The car is finished in the original, period correct color scheme, Rosso Cina over Nero.
The engine, which is original to the chassis received a fresh engine rebuild as part of the construction, including including a rebuild of the carburetors, new headers and exhaust work, a complete gearbox inspection and correct Borrani wheels and tires. All parts re documented by accompanying photographs. Receipts and invoices are available for review.
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