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Ferrari 330 GTS GTS Spyder 1967

Allmän beskrivning : Ferrari’s highly successful 330 series made its first appearance in 1963 when engineers stuffed a new 4-liter version of the Columbo V12 engine into the existing 250 GTE body. Rebadged as the 330 America, there was outwardly little to tell it apart from the 250 GTE, yet the new 4-liter engine transformed its performance. Ferrari built just 50 330 Americas, but the model was significant as it paved the way for a new generation of Ferrari road cars worthy of succeeding iconic and immensely versatile 250-series. The first of the new line was the luxurious, four-seat 330 GT 2+2. It was soon joined by the short-wheelbase, 2-seat version known as the GTC. Sharing its 94.5-inch wheelbase chassis with the 275 GTB, the 330 GTC had a transaxle layout, four-wheel independent suspension, and glorious 300 horsepower V12 engine. The near-perfect interior with superb visibility and uniquely sophisticated Italian styling made it one of the finest road-going Ferrari GT cars of the era – and some might argue, the best GT car of all time.

Perhaps the only way to improve the 330 GTC was to remove the roof – and Ferrari did just that for the limited production 330 GTS, introduced at the Paris Salon in October 1966. Pininfarina’s mastery is on full display, as they deftly transformed the delicate lines of the GTC coupe into an elegant two-seat spyder. Ferrari ensured the GTS’ exclusivity by limiting production to just 99, compared to nearly 600 fixed-roof GTCs. The 330 GTS’ beautiful looks and exquisite road manners blend into one of the most desirable and coveted road-going Ferraris of all time.

It is with pleasure that we offer this 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, chassis number 10173. Presented in its original colors of Amaranto over Pelle beige interior, this fabulous Ferrari 330 benefits from years of enthusiastic ownership, and is offered in outstanding condition with its numbers-matching drivetrain, owner’s manuals, tool kit, history file, restoration photos, and official Classiche “red book” certificate of authenticity.

According to marque historians, this is a US-market car, delivered via the American Ferrari distributor, Luigi Chinetti Motors, in Greenwich, Connecticut. While the identity of the first owner is not recorded, records show that in 1975, 10173 was owned by Guy Mangiamele, then of Omaha, Nebraska. In 1979, Mangiamele, by that time located in Barrington, Massachusetts, listed the car for sale, noting “burgundy with natural hides, Borrani wire wheels, totally original, never driven in snow, stored in heated garage.” The following year, it was offered via the Ferrari Market Letter by Foreign Cars Italia of North Carolina, in an ad stating “46,000 miles, one owner for the last 37,500 miles.” Soon thereafter, Mr. B. Kerr of Los Altos, CA acquired 10173 and enjoyed it enthusiastically for the next 20 years. When it came time to find a new caretaker, he listed it in the Ferrari Market Letter in 2004, noting it had new leather, freshened top-end, rebuilt distributors, and more.

S/N 10173 then came into the care of a Michigan-based enthusiast. In 2014, he commissioned the respected Ferrari specialists at Motion Products of Neenah, WI to perform a mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment, including a bare metal respray in its original color, suspension overhaul, engine-out service, and meticulous detailing. The restoration process is well-documented with receipts, correspondence, and extensive photographs. Following its restoration, the car was maintained and serviced by Cauley Ferrari of Detroit, who oversaw the Classiche Certification process. In 2017, it was displayed at the Pebble Beach Concurs d’Elegance for an invitation-only class arranged by Ferrari Classiche in celebration of the marque’s 70th Anniversary.

Since coming into the previous owner’s care in 2017, S/N 10173 has lived a quiet life in a private collection. It remains in superb condition both mechanically and cosmetically, benefitting from recent service, including a fresh set of five Michelin XWX tires. The wheels are fitted to Borrani wire wheels as original, and the paint, chrome, and brightwork are all in excellent order. As a testament to its turnkey nature, it recently completed a 1000-mile tour without fault.

With just 99 examples produced, there is little doubt that the 330 GTS is one of the most collectible and coveted Ferrari road cars of the late 60s. Yet it is also a driving enthusiast’s dream, thanks to Gioacchino Columbo’s spellbinding V12 engine, the slick-shifting 5-speed transaxle, and sublime handling. Beautifully restored and dialed-in for the road, S/N 10173 would be a most welcome addition to any serious collection and a worthy participant in prestigious motoring events worldwide.

Offers welcome and trades considered

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS GTS Spyder is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in St. Louis by Hyman Ltd. for $2275000.


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Karosstyp : Personbil Märke : Ferrari Modell : 330 GTS Modellversion : GTS Spyder Motorvolym : 0.0 Årsmodell : 1967 Karosstyp : Convertible Läge : Missouri Fordon Registrering : Odefinierad

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Den första Ferrari väg bil var de 125 S introducerades 1947 och drivs av en 1,5 L V12 motor, eller hur?
Tja det är inte riktigt så enkelt, Ferrari faktiskt producerar e Tipo 815, 1940 Tipo 815 ritades av ex-Alfa Romeo ingenjörer Alberto Massimino och Vittorio Bellentani och Enrico Nardi enligt Enzo sällskap men juridiska frågor med det tidigare intresse Alfa Romeo hindrade Ferrari från att lansera Ferrari marque vid den punkten.

Enzo fick fram en rad fina väg bilar på 50-talet och 60-talet, men de var bara för att finansiera sin passion racing, väder GT / Sportbil eller Grand Prix. 50-talet såg födelsen av Ferraris mest minnesvärda bilar, 250 GTB (tour de France) 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GT SWB bara för att nämna några.

Under ytspänningen växte dock. I November 1961 erfaren försäljningschef Girolamo Gardini gjorde ett ultimatum till Enzo: om spänningar fortsatte skulle han lämna företaget. Som ett resultat var Gardini avsattes, liksom Scuderia Ferrari manager Romolo Tavoni, överingenjör Carlo Chiti, experimentell sportbil utveckling chief Giotto Bizzarrini, och ett antal andra, som stod vid dem.
Utan Chiti och Bizzarrini utvecklingen av vad som skulle bli den mest kvintessensen Ferrari och idag världens dyraste bil, 250 GTO, var vid en svängpunkt. 250 GTO projekt räddades av en ung ingenjör Mauro Forghieri och lång tid racing bodyman Sergio Scaglietti som klev in och tog över programmet med kända resultat.

Förutom 250 GTO, Ferrari launced sådana mästerverk som 250 LM, 250P, 275 GTB, 365 GTB / 4 "Daytona" under 60-talet
I slutet av 60-talet Ferraris prototyper framgång fick ett abrupt stopp av en ny konkurrent, GT40. Ford vände sig till Lola för att producera en Ferrari slog långdistans racer efter Enzo hade klippt affären av med Henry Ford II gör det senare absolut koka av vrede. Samarbetet mellan Ford och Lola skapade den mäktiga Ford GT40 som gav Ferrari några tunga hits i Le Mans 24 framöver.
I slutet av 60-talet FIAT köpte 50% av bolaget, med start en utveckling som har lett till en ny massproducerade era av Ferraris.

Oavsett om du säljer eller letar efter en klassisk Ferrari är platsen att kolla ut.