Chassis #: 07979
Ferrari 330GT 2+2 'Navarro' wears a unique body created by Drogo and was commissioned by Italian night club owner Norbert Navarro. It began as a regular-production 1966 330 GT 2+2 Series II number 7979. It was completed in December 1965 and purchased new during January 1966 by Attilio Monti. Navarro subsequently acquired 7979. Navarro was the owner of the Signor Norbert Navarro night club. He wanted a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 but was not satisfied with their styling. So he commissioned Pierro Drogo to create a one-off custom body for the 330. Significant changes were made the vehicle's original design especially to the front and rear sections. It has a much more angular and sharper appearance with narrow fins flowing from the rear of the car to the roof.
The car's original wire wheels were replaced with alloy wheels. Under the bonnet is the Ferrari V12 displacing four-liters and offering 300 horsepower. There are a five-speed manual gearbox and a rigid rear axle suspension setup.
The car was originally finished in gold but was later painted red. Currently, the color has been changed back to gold. It has several names by which it goes by, including the 'Drogo Speciale,' 'Golden Car,' and 'Navarros Special.'
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014
In August 1971, the Navarro Special was sold via Carrozzeria Sports Cars to Luigi Chinetti Motors, Inc. and imported to the US. It was then profiled in the February 1972 edition of Sports Car World magazine. The current owner acquired the car in 2004. The new owner commissioned its complete restoration to its period form, beginning in 2008. Following its completion, the car was seen at the August 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and then displayed at Concorso Italiano. During January 2014, 7979 formed part of the Design Distinction Class at the XXIII Cavallino Classic held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Chassis #: 07979
'The Golden Car' was designed and built by Piero Drogo of Carrozzeria Sports Cars in Modena. The car was built for Norbert Navarro, a night club owner from Modena, in 1967. Navarro wanted a 330 GT 2+2, but was not satisfied with the styling. The car carries a four liter V12 engine which generates 300 horsepower. Power is transmitted through a five speed gearbox to a rigid rear suspension.
The current owner restored the car, including returning it to this spectacular shade of gold, completing the work in 2013.