il Commendatore’s Version: ’66 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 – Part 2
The Pontiac’s powertrain description was easy – 421ci, 4-barrel carb (the C&D car ran 3, 2-barrels) and 4 on the floor. The Ferrari’s is a bit more magical. It has a 4-litre Colombo (not the detective) V-12, 300hp, triple Webers, and a 5-speed. We left out a few things ’cause we made our point. The 330 was a very easy car to live with and became one of Ferrari’s best sellers and most desirable. We found this one on the 330 Registry website. It will be going to auction in Houston on May 4th. That’s plenty of time to get a bidder’s number. It is a Series II with single headlights. The Series I cars had 4 headlamps and looked a little weird. It is painted Ferrari red or Rosso to those who know. The 330 had 2 owners until 2012 and is well documented. It has older paint and original interior, chrome and trim. All with understandable patina. Everything is said to function as it should including the optional electric windows. The motor starts easily and the gearbox shifts well although we are sure that means well for an old Ferrari. You have to let the gearbox warm up and shift with care to preserve the status quo. The auction house has an estimate of $170,000 to $190,000 but we don’t think the 330GT 2+2 is there just yet. That will depend on how many bidders really, really want it. Here is the link to the auction house.