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Rare Rides: A Vintage Zagato-bodied Ferrari 330 From 1967

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Italian design home Zagato was featured right here lately, when Rare Rides took a take a look at a reworked Ferrari 348 from 1990. Opinions have been combined, however most discovered the trouble dated and overworked. In the present day we take a look at one other polarizing Zagato Ferrari, this time from the sixties. It’s a 330 GTC from 1967, and it’s fairly a looker.

Ferrari’s 330 mannequin entered manufacturing in 1963, as a grand touring mannequin. Much less velocity, extra luxurious, and area for 4 individuals and their baggage – all rendered in basic Pininfarina styling. The primary run was referred to as the America, and 50 have been produced in 1963. The 330 America used the previous chassis from the 250 GTE, however paired its new physique design with a brand new engine. Out entrance was a four-liter Sort 209 V12, which produced 300 horsepower.

The very subsequent yr, the 330 was redesigned. Pininfarina was employed as soon as extra, and in January ’sixty four the 330 GT 2+2 debuted on the Brussels Auto Present. Styling grew sharper and the wheelbase elevated by two inches. This model of the 330 remained in manufacturing between 1964 and 1967, with swaps forwards and backwards between quad headlamp and twin headlamp entrance ends.

One other 330 overlapped with the 330 GT: the GTC and GTS. These variations have been solely obtainable in 2-seat configuration, and in coupe or spider physique types. Associated to the smaller 275 mannequin slightly than the 330 GT, 598 coupes and one hundred spiders have been produced between 1966 and 1968. At that time, the 330 made method for the 365.

4 years later, Zagato acquired a fee from an American buyer. Ferrari importer and former racing driver Luigi Chinetti needed to see a particular sort of 330. In 1972, he employed Zagato to take a standard and barely wrecked GTC and provides it a brand new physique and a brand new roof design. The ensuing “Zagato Convertible” appeared very totally different from the basic form of the donor GTC.

Basic strains have been gone, changed by a extra upright, stumpy form which can look acquainted to anybody who’s seen a Fiat X1/9 (although the Zagato preceded the Fiat by 5 years.) Inset rear lamps, and coated headlamps mix with AMC-type door handles for a up to date (maybe downmarket) look.

The 330 Zagato remained a one-of-one, so disputes of rarity shan’t happen on this occasion. On sale at Villa Erba in Might of 2019, the distinctive targa didn’t discover a new residence.

[Images: RM Sotheby’s]

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