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Saturday, October 29, 2022

One-of-a-kind forgotten star of the Ferrari 330 GT lineup

ONE-OFF Maybe you still remember some time ago we had ever discussed about The 7 most bizarre Ferraris all of time. This is possible because the prancing horse logoed automaker has allowed the coachbuilder to create a unique car bodies for their clients for many years, even sometimes the results could be said an ugly, and bizzare looking car. However, it's not all be like that...
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose,' whose wildly distinct snout has decidedly hammerhead overtones, coupled with its unique altered headlights. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Now, what we will discuss is one of the Ferrari classic cars that is included in the category but has an appearance that can be considered eccentric but still beautiful and elegant, it's the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose'. How not, it became the one-of-a-kind Ferrari classic car after getting additional magic design touch from the famous Turin-based coachbuilder Pininfarina.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 (in pictured is 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose') is known as a comfortable continuation model of its predecessor the Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
As quoted of Autoblog, the classic car mentioned above is started its life as the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, a comfortable continuation model of its predecessor the Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2. In which the 330 GT 2+2 is upped the ante on performance and set new standards for comfortable, high-speed motoring pleasure for up to four with its 50-millimeter wheelbase extension.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is known also as one of the best Ferrari cars ever made, so it became to be Enzo Ferrari favorite daily rides. (Picture from: Autoblog)
For your info, the 330 GT 2+2 once the personal transport of Il Commendatore himself. That's proved this model was one of the best cars ever made, so it became to Enzo Ferrari's favorite daily rides. While clearly, it was an elegant and sophisticated road car, the taut Pininfarina-styled 330 GT 2+2 maintained a sporty air to match its Ferrari heritage.
It purchased new through Luigi Chinetti-owned dealers by Houston businessman and New Orleans Saints owner John W. Mecom Jr., the then-standard 330 GT 2+2 was shipped back to Italy for its custom front end.. (Picture from: PaulFraser Collectibles)
This unique classic car was originally purchased by a Texas oil barons, and was also noted car collector, and racing enthusiast, named John W. Mecom Jr. And the car with chassis number of #6537 GT was delivered new by Ferrari's longtime North American importer Luigi Chinetti. As we all knew, the 330 GT 2+2 is powered by a 4L Colombo V12 engine.
Although this V12 changed hands a colors a few times over the decades, a recent owner oversaw a body-and-interior restoration that extended to the car’s wire Borrani wheels. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
When this Ferrari's Coupe Series I arrived with a rare combination four-speed overdrive transmission system with rare quadruple headlights, in dark blue with a brown leather interior. Mecom then sent it back to Italy for modification, after completed as you can see today, it featured with the new shark-nose styled front grill, and also altered headlights. Furthermore, this sports coupe had several changes of ownership and also ever repainted into metallic red.
The Ferarri 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose' retains powered by a 4L Colombo V12 engine. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
For years the car disappeared from public before reappearing in 2007. At that time the car underwent a comprehensive restoration at the Ferrari Washington, where it was stripped and re-painted back into its original blue color. The process also saw the interior resurfaced, the finish brightened, and the original Borrani wheels finished with fresh rubbers.
The Ferarri 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose' while on the Russo and Steele auction event in Scottdale back in the 2016. (Picture from: RussoAndSteele)
At the beginning of 2016 this car was again put on the list for auction in Scottdale through Russo and Steele. As quoted of Autoblog, there is no pre-sale estimate figures, Ferrari 330 generally sell for much less than their 250-series predecessors at a price of hundreds of thousands not millions of dollars. The auction house only expects the car to sell past six figures several times over. As quoted of Sports Car Digest, at last the car sold for $225,500 at the auction.
We're apologized, the video above is not about the 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose' is discussed above, instead the 330 GT 2+2 standard version. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RUSSOANDSTEELE | AUTOBLOG | CONCEPTCARZ | WIKIPEDIA | PAUL FRASER COLLECTIBLES | YAHOO NEWS | SPORTSCARDIGEST ]
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