A Ferrari 330 GTC is as iconic in the 'Cavallino Rampante' history as it is the Royal Oak in the history of Audemars Piguet. The Ferrari 330 GTC Berlinetta was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1965 as a two-seater coupé designed by iconic car designer Pininfarina. Produced for a short period of two years between 1966 and 1968, the 330 GTC quickly turned into a popular Ferrari for those seeking for a quieter and smoother ride. It has been stated that this "was probably the first Ferrari in which you could actually enjoy a radio". This fascinating Ferrari 330 GTC of which only 598 cars were ever made is as mint and pristine as it gets, just like the discontinued Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 15300ST on our wrist.
This 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC in one of our favorite colors the 'Nocciola Metallizzato' —metallic hazelnut– is a successor to the Ferrari 250GT and 275 GTS sharing the short wheelbase of the 275 as well as its independent rear suspension. Equipped with a 12-cylynder engine this 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC is one of the most iconic automobiles we have ever featured here.
Featuring the egg crate grill and pronounced front fenders similar to those on the 500 Superfast, the Ferrari 330 GTC boosts 300 bhp, reaching 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Definitely not bad at all for an automobile from 1967.
This vintage supercar with all original parts and still with its original paint is one of those automobiles that immediately takes you back in time to the golden years of Ferrari cruising down the small winding streets of Positano, touring the steep hills of Cortina d'Ampezzo or just casually driving around the picturesque streets of Lyon as it is attested by the decal on its windshield.
Its immaculate body, is living testament of the capricious lines that the engineers and car artisans from Maranello have been creating since 1929 when Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari and then later launched the first street-legal Ferraris in 1947 as Ferrari S.p.A. The Ferrari 330 GTC you see here, was designed in partnership with Pininfarina —founded by Battista "Pinin' Farina in 1930— and it includes the unmistakeable touches and details that they're very well known for.
Equipped with a classic red Ferrari leather interior, the Ferrari 330 GTC was one of the first Ferraris to feature power windows and the option to add a/c. Its dashboard finished in teak veneer, is perfectly contrasting against the cream colored interior roof, the red leather seats and its triple-spoke wooden-rimmed steering wheel. When can only wonder what watches were on the wrist of the previous owners of this magnificent automobile. We are almost positive that it saw at least one of the original Royal Oak Jumbos from 1972.
Its odometer, showing only 25,021 miles, can tell you how much there's left of this supercar for one to enjoy. The teak veneer on its dashboard with its unique smell and shimmer, reminds us of the look of our favorite finest Elie Bleu humidors. The wood, slightly faded by the bright sun rays of 47 years, is still in excellent condition and clearly reminiscent of the tropical hardwood tree that gave its life for it.
As you probably already imagine, one of these supercars is not easy to find nor cheap to buy as an iconic Ferrari 330 GTC like this one, can be found anywhere between half a million to a million US dollars depending on its condition. Luckily for us, this car belongs to a new friend of ours that also happens to be a watchlifestyler, with that being said, this is not the first nor the last time you'll see this beauty around.
As we left this Ferrari 330 GTC behind, we gave it one last look with our iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 15300ST on our wrist and said to ourselves: "we'll see you again soon".