1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
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The 330GT had an overall length of 173.2 inches and had a folding, handcrafted cloth soft top that was retained by two clips on the screen rail. It had the familiar shallow egg crate, oval grille, triple air-out-take louvered vents on the rear flanks of its front fenders, and a 275GTS-like tail. Inside, it was well appointed with twin leather bucket seats, a wood rimmed, aluminum steering wheel and full instrumentation. There was also more space in the interior of a Ferrari 330 than its predecessor. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 150 mph with a zero-to-sixty time of about seven seconds. It was an elegant open-air sports car with a price tag of $15,000. From late 1966 through the fall of 1968, there were approximately 99 Ferrari 330 GTS Spiders built.
This example, chassis number 09199, is the first production GTS built by Ferrari and was initially destined for the Torino Motor Show held at Parco Valentino in November 1966. Its certificate of origin was issued on May 18th of 1967 and was sold by dealer M.G. Crepaldi S.a.S. of Milan to a Mrs. Luis Ferrari (not related to the manufacturer) of Milan on May 31, 1967. Three years later, she moved to Venice and re-registered the car as 'VE168656.' In 1971, the car was sold to its second owner, Luciano Pasotto, who passed the car to its third owner, Etienne Aigner, Italy S.r.l, the Italian branch of the European leather manufacturer. It was given Milanese plates of MIT47918. By this point in its history, the original white color had been changed to 'Rossa Corsa' red.
On July 9th of 1982, the car was reported stolen. Later in 1982 the 330 GTS resided in France but now bearing serial number 09285, an actual 275 GTB/4 number. It was later imported into the United States by Forristal GT Cars of Texas before being sold to James Hassan and then on to Jeff Mohr of Encino, California in 1983, still as chassis number 09285.
Mohr retained the car for over a decade, selling it in 1995 to Symbolic Motors, with a full disclosure of the car's serial number discrepancy. Symbolic Motors consulted with Ferrari experts, and ultimately had the original GTS VIN number of 09199 reinstated before carrying out an extensive restoration.
The current owner of the car purchased 09199 in late 1999. In January of 2001, the car was awarded with a Platinum Award as well as the Coppa Belle Machina certification at the 10th Palm Beach Classic Concours.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the 'Automobiles of Amelia Island' event presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $700,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $495,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2010
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