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Lot 163

1968 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina

  • Chassis no. 11089
  • Engine no. 11089
  • Gearbox no. 843 I/R

£475,000 - £525,000

Documents: UK V5

  • Retains its original engine and gearbox
  • Ferrari Classiche certified
  • Presented in original colour scheme of Grigio Argento over Nero leather interior
  • In receipt of a comprehensive full mechanical and bodywork restoration in 2011

The mid- to late-1960s arguably represented the zenith of Ferrari road car design, with the performance and poise of sporting models such as the 275 GTS and 275 GTB contrasting with the comfort and practicality of long-distance tourers such as the 330 GT 2+2 and 500 Superfast. The 330 GTC represented a compromise between the two extremes, philosophically sitting somewhere between the 275 GTB and 330 GT 2+2, whilst aesthetically taking styling cues from both the 275 GTS and the Superfast.

Chassis number 11089 was completed at Maranello in March 1968, finished in Grigio Argento (1443030 A.It.) over a Pelle Nera Franzi (NR2) leather interior, and was dispatched to the Milanese Ferrari agent M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s. shortly thereafter. While its first owner is not known, by the early 1970s, the car was in the custody of Swissair pilot Rolf Schneeberger of Dietlikon, Switzerland.

In 1977, the car was sold to Nobil Kassataly, an American living in Switzerland. Kassataly would continue to own 11089 for the next 29 years, and indeed transported the car with him when he moved back to the East Coast of the United States in 1978, and once again when he moved to Scotland in 1987. In 2006, Kassataly finally decided to part with the car and it was sold—with a newly rebuilt engine—via respected Ferrari authority Axel Urban to Dr Andreas Kunicki of Neuss, Germany, in 2007.

Four years into Dr Kunicki’s ownership, the car was comprehensively restored with great care being taken to preserve the car’s wonderful patina—in particular that of the interior. Extensive bodywork, mechanical and electrical repairs were carried out, the details of which are fully documented on file and are supported by the appropriate invoices and photographs.

In 2014, chassis number 11089 was sold to England, prior to acquisition by the vendor in December 2015. Since then, in excess of £20,000 has been spent with marque specialists Thornley Kelham. Recent work carried out included a comprehensive suspension overhaul, refurbishment of the braking and clutch systems, renewal of fuel lines, extensive electrical repairs and troubleshooting, including fitment of new Carello headlights and associated wiring, and renewal of carpets throughout the car. Again, all work performed is fully documented, with copies of all invoices held on file.

One of only 600 GTCs constructed between 1966 and 1968, 11089 represents a wonderfully preserved example of this eminently usable and elegant grand tourer. Supported by Ferrari Classiche certification, original factory build sheet and historical dossier by marque expert Marcel Massini—and having benefited from single ownership for almost 30 years of its life—it is unlikely that a more correct GTC is currently available.

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