As the California sale nears, Auctions America is thrilled to announce over 400 collectors cars for its second annual Burbank auction, July 31 – August 2, including this rare 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC. Some would refer to the GTC as the Swiss army knife of the 330 series, combining the best of design and mechanical aspects from a handful of different Ferraris available in its day. This example is estimated to bring $700,000 – $900,000.
The car is in beautifully presented condition and remains an outstanding example that is exercised regularly by its enthusiast Southern California gentleman owner. According to the car’s Massini Report, the 330 was completed in October of 1966 in Argento over a Rosso interior and was purchased new by New York, NY resident W. David Tallmadge. At the time the car was described as being kept in immaculate condition and a U.S. delivery example with factory air conditioning.
In 1979 the Ferrari appeared under new ownership with Carl Richard Larsen of Minneapolis, Minnesota with who it remained, until the early 1990s. After a change of ownership in the mid-1990s, 09125 GT was treated to a full restoration by noted Ferrari restorer Wayne Obry’s Motion Products at which point it received the beautiful burgundy paint and cream leather that it retains today. Further adding to the cars prominence, in 2009 the 09125 GT underwent a meticulous mechanical restoration performed by Peter Markowski’s RPM Motors in Vergennes, Virginia while under the ownership of Mr. Markowski’s business partner.
This example in particular remains in excellent condition and on a recent test drive by an Auctions America specialist it performed admirably and ran as one would expect. The steering is light and nimble, the shifting fluid throughout all the gears and the servo-assisted disc braking strong. The throttle is very responsive and the 4.0-liter V-12 Colombo engine really comes to life after 3,500-rpm.
It is complete with a partial toolkit, jack and books. The car has recently received the Classiche certification it is a correct, matching numbers example retaining both its original engine and gearbox as well as chassis and coachwork.