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1963 Ferrari 330 America Berlinetta / 5049 Chassis Information

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

1963 Ferrari 330 America photograph

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Berlinetta
Chassis #: 5049
Engine # 5049
Sold for $412,500 at 2017 RM Sothebys.
Ferrari 250 GTE production was coming to a close in 1963, and in its place was an improved and revised version of the four-seater Grande Routiérè fitted with the new '330' engine. This new 4.0-liter model was called the '330 America' in accordance with Ferrari's traditional naming scheme. The Colombo-designed 60-degree V-12 engine, based on the contemporary 400 Superamerica, incorporated many significant advances including revised combustion chambers to help with cooling and breathing, and wider-spaced cylinder bores. It was conservatively rated at 300 horsepower, 40 horsepower fewer than its progenitor. In terms of the chassis, it was identical to the late-production 250 GTE Series II and was visually indistinguishable, though some examples carried the 'America' on the boot.

There were four-seater Ferraris before the 250 GTE; Vignale, Touring, and Ghia had all produced 2+2 designs during the 1950s, but these examples had been compromised by using a chassis not designed for this number of passengers and were deemed less than entirely success.

Ferrari and Pininfarina worked together in the design of Maranello's first four-seater series-production car. It had a wheelbase that measured 2600mm and a multi-tubular chassis that was similar to that of the Pininfarina-designed 250 GT 'notch back' Coupe. The engine was positioned 200mm forward and the rear track was widened by 38 mm, allowing for two rear seats in a body shell that retained Pininfarina's classical proportions. Disc brakes were placed at all four corners, and the engine was given a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. In the front was an independent suspension setup with a live axle in the back. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 225 km/h, while the larger-engined 330 America was in excess of 240 km/h.

The Ferrari 250 GTE was produced through three series. The Series II had a different dashboard layout than the Series I, and the Series III was given different front and rear lights.

By the time production of the 250 GTE came to a close in 1963, 950 examples had been built.

Just 50 examples of the 330 America were built late in 1963. In January of 1964, Ferrari announced the introduction of the 330 GT 2+2, a replacement for the 330 America.

This car was sent to Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York City in the autumn of 1963, and delivered to its first owner, Bill Harrah. While most cars delivered to Mr. Harrah were sold through his dealership, he kept this car in his fleet for four years, and used the Ferrari as a loaner for celebrities who would visit him.

In 1968, with 7,000 miles on its odometer, it was sold to its second owner, William Eaglestone Jr. In 1971, it was purchased by Ronald Gehrke, who kept the car until 2006. During Mr. Gehrke's ownership, the car was given a restoration, including a total engine rebuild, suspension rebuild, and bare metal repaint in metallic grey. The seats are trimmed in maroon Connolly leather, there is new maroon Wilton wood for interior carpets, and new black Italian wool trunk carpeting.

After the restoration was completed, the car was shown at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California.

In 2006, the car was sold to its current caretaker.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017

Chassis# 5049

2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
Pre-Auction Estimates :$400,000-$500,000 
Sale Price : $412,500

Analysis

Chassis number 5049 Auction Sales History
2017$412,500

2017 1
2016 1
2008 1
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$412,500$412,5001
2016$488,347$488,3471
2008$281,325$281,3251
2007$306,445$306,4451

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 Ferrari 330 America 2+2 by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 5049
Sold for $412,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1963 Ferrari 330 America image  1963 Ferrari 330 America image  
1963 Ferrari 330 America Berlinetta
Chassis#: 5069
Sold for $488,347
  2016 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale
 
1963 Ferrari 330 America
Chassis#: 330GT5121
Sold for $281,325
  2008 RM Auctions - Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
 
1963 Ferrari 330 America
Chassis#: 5007
Sold for $306,445
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 

No Sale

1963 Ferrari 330 America's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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