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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Enzo Ferrari personal car

Almost all automotive enthusiasts must know the Ferrari brand which has many great sports car models, but it will be incomplete if we don't discuss the cars ever used by Enzo Ferrari, who is known as the founder and owner of the premium brand.
1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype Coupe with chassis number #4085 used by Enzo Ferrari as his personal car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37tR006)
In the 1950s, as Ferrari transformed into a dominant force on the race track, it also brought increased interest in the Prancing Horse marque which meant a further development need for a practical offered product to the consumers. Infact, though said to be practical, it is not the right word to describe the Ferrari, so then the company saw the need for a proper 2 + 2 GT car and as the result, here's Ferrari 330 GT with the first prototype launched in the summer of 1962.
Enzo Ferrari pictured with his personal 1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype Coupe with chassis number #4085. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37tR006)
The car comes from the limited production of the Ferrari 330 America, but the 330 GT features a new frame with a wheelbase of 2 inches longer than its predecessor which was built based of the 250 GTE. Besides comes with a 2 + 2 layout, the Ferrari 330 GT also carries a distinctive shape with a long hood and a Ferrari's classic short trunk profile.
1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype Coupe comes with a 2 + 2 layout and also carries a distinctive shape with a long hood and a Ferrari's classic short trunk profile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nGl9yY)
The car's gorgeous shape was designed by a young designer named Tom Tjaarda who previously worked for Pininfarina and joined Ferrari in 1961 at the age of 27 yo. As its drivetrain, the car uses a Colombo V12 refined engine by an enlarged block meant to create extra cooling capacity. It replacing 3,967 cubic centimeters, averaging 330cc per cylinder, those hungry V12 engine is fed by three Weber carburetors to produce 300hp of power at 6,600rpm.
1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype Coupe with chassis number #4085 is featured in a light ivory beautiful color plus a gorgeous black leather interior. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37tR006)
The power is transferred via a 4-speed manual gearbox with electric overdrive for road efficiency. As the car's is designed for the high-speed touring, so the car's handling depend on a fully independent front suspension and a sturdy rear axle held by longitudinal pushrod and tubular shock. In 1965, the Car and Driver magazine noted and said, that the Ferrari 330 GT's high-speed handling characteristics was smooth as glass on anything over the eighty.
1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype Coupe with chassis number #4085 powered by a Colombo V12 refined engine is fed by three Weber carburetors to produce 300hp of power at 6,600rpm. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nGl9yY)
The Ferrari 330 GTs was produced into two distinct series, with only 1,087 units made up to 1967, of which the first 627 units featured a unique four-headlight arrangement. The Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2 has a special meaning in the prancing horse logoed company as it is one of the few production cars that Enzo Ferrari drives personally with the two prototypes being driven by him as his personal car.

The 1962 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe coachworked by Pininfarina as shown here featured in a light ivory beautiful color plus a gorgeous black leather interior. This prototype example was made in 1962 and is one of the most important Ferrari 330 GT that will come on the market for many years. The Maranello-based auto factory maintained this car for two years after it was built, and used for the car original brochure then at the 1962 Brussels Motor Show, it appeared as a show car in the Ferrari's booth.
As mentioned above that Enzo Ferrari also uses this example with chassis number #4085 as his personal car. This incredible provenance is documented by Ferrari author, Leonardo Acerbi, in his book-titled Ferrari: A Complete Guide to All Models. Only in June 1964, this car was sold to Luigi Chinetti Motors, one of the first Ferrari dealers in the United States. The car lastly sold by Daniel Schmitt Co.Ltd at the price of the US. $495,000 back in 2018. According to Hagerty, that’s more than double the average going rate for this model. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS OSURCES | SCHMITT | INSIDE HOOK ]
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