1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 CoupeSource: simonrandy42wr
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.
Posted: 19 Nov 2005
When introduced in 1964, the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was much improved over it's predecessor, the 250 GTE. It had a larger engine, a roomier cockpit, and an improved transmission, overdrive, brakes, and suspension. Performance was also enhanced, with a top speed near 150 mph and a 0 to 60 time of 6.8 seconds- impressive then, and not too shabby now. Plus, 100 mph to 0 braking was possible in just 375 feet! The graceful bodywork was by Pininfarina, and the early "four headlight" art-deco look has become very desirable. My Series One car retains it's original motor and four speed with overdrive transmission, and is one of only 500 built (out of a total production of only 1,085 Series One and Series Two 330 GT 2+2's). I have it's Heritage Certiicate from the Ferrari factory. It has the optional Borrani wire wheels. The car is in nice condition throughout, except the driver seat and center console material were redone with vinyl (which is incorrect, but looks similar to leather and lasts far longer.) The trunk carpet has flaws. And the tip of the rear bumper is damaged on the driver side. When the car was purchased the rear bumper was missing, so this is a replacement bumper. The body doesn't appear to have any rust or accident damage. My car was owned for a long time (I don't know exactly how long) by a gentleman in North Carolina, who also had another 330 GT 2+2. He died a couple of years ago, and his friend bought the car from his estate. At that time the rear bumper was off the car, and could not be found in the warehouse. My car had not been hit, but maybe the bumper had been sent out to be re-chromed, or maybe it was used on his other car- we don't know. The tool kit and service records could not be found either. Approximately a year later (which was roughly 6 months ago) I bought it. Since then I've barely driven it (too busy with work etc.) but I've had all 4 brake calipers rebuilt, new brake hoses, valves adjusted, carbs cleaned and new needles and seats, electric fuel pump reconditioned, new tie rod ends, and a light engine detail. If the wheels get taken off it looks new in those areas (especially the rear) - new brake calipers, brake hoses ($150 each), fuel pump, etc. Plus the gas tank appears to have been cleaned or replaced recently, but before my purchase. These early, limited production, hand built, front engine V-12 Ferraris are great fun to drive, easy to maintain, and are considered to be an excellent investment. A compression test of the motor was recently performed. All 12 cylinders had compression results between 140 and 155, which I believe indicates a very healthy motor.
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From WikipediaScuderia Ferrari is the racing team division of the Ferrari automobile marque. The team currently only races in Formula One but has competed in numerous classes of motorsport since its formation in 1929, including sportscar racing. The team was founded by Enzo Ferrari, initially to race cars produced by Alfa Romeo, though by 1947 Ferrari had begun building their own cars.
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