1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
Ferrari unveiled the 330 GTS convertible at the October 1966 Paris Motor Show as a folding-top companion to the 330 GTC coupe. The steel bodywork was shaped by Pininfarina and had a stable, athletic balance. That image starts with the nose, which has the look of that on the 500 Superfast, past the three-louver engine bay exhausts back to the elegant tail with its little quarter bumpers.
The Gooding & Company’s 330 GTS displays a sleek exterior finished in Giallo Fly, and the interior is constructed of black leather. Facing the driver is a classic Ferrari layout, a large speedometer and tachometer bracket — a trio of dials — all set in a rich wood dashboard. Completing the beautiful layout is the traditional Ferrari wood-rim steering wheel.
The convertible top can be folded into the small space behind the seats, then concealed under a clip-on vinyl cover. Pop the hood and you’d find the automaker’s classic single-overhead-cam, 24-valve V-12 engine, now with a 4.0-liter displacement. Standing at attention and down the middle is a trio of Weber carburetors, which help produce the claimed 300 horsepower. The gearbox is a five-speed transaxle at the back axle, connected to the engine by way of a torque tube. The brakes are discs at all four wheels. There are independent suspensions with KONI shocks front and rear.
The reported time from zero to 60 mph is a bit under seven seconds, with a top speed just above 150 mph. Ferrari’s Formula One champion, Phil Hill, used to say the GTC/GTS were possibly the best-handling Ferraris of their day.
There were only 99 330 GTSs created between 1966 and 1968. The bodies were assembled in Pininfarina’s Turin factory, then shipped to Maranello to fit the mechanical items. The Gooding & Company’s 330 GTS has been through a multiyear restoration. The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS will be displayed at the Scottsdale Auctions in January of 2020.
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