CHASSIS NO: 330GT*5701
• Incredibly original with just 3,200 actual miles
• Platinum Preservation and Premio di Platino award winner
• Only two private owners from new
• One of the most significant preservation class vintage 12-cylinder Ferraris
• Accompanied by its original tool kit roll
• The personification of vintage preservation
• A rare opportunity to own a fascinating and important Ferrari
4.0-litre 242 cid V-12 engine, 295 HP, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, front suspension with wishbone and helical springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, front and rear Dunlop disc brakes, rear-wheel drive; wheelbase: 104.2”
Replacing the Ferrari 330 America, the 330 GT 2+2 was introduced at the Brussels Motor Show in 1964. Unlike its predecessor, the 330 Gran Turismo featured a new chassis and distinctive Pininfarina coachwork which was easily identified thanks to its unusual twin headlamps. It was powered by the Tipo 4.0-litre V-12 engine, which produced 295 horsepower. It was sleek and handsome by design and its often noted that this model was one of the very few Ferrari road cars that Enzo Ferrari himself would drive on a regular basis. It is believed that only 125 interim Series 1s were built for 1964, and just over a thousand in total from ’64 to ’67, leaving them to be a rare breed among Ferrari and all enthusiasts alike.
With just over 3,200 original miles, this unrestored car is the personification of vintage preservation. Owned from new in 1964 by John "Chick" Sconfienza a well-known car enthusiast and associate of Evel Knievel as well as friend of legendary collector, Bill Harrah. It is understood that Mr. Harrah wanted the car but waited just a bit too long only to find out that Chick had gotten it. He would fail at convincing Chick to sell him the car as it became a treasure that he would baby for decades. It was sent straight to the ranch and he never even registered his Ferrari. Chick kept the car prominently in his garage on his 12,000-acre ranch in Big Sky Country and regularly changed the oil while accumulating just 3,000 miles. As is the case with all great cars, there comes a time to pass it on to the next caretaker. It is often a difficult task to find the right fit and, fortunately, The Rockhound Collection connection was made and was clearly the right home for his beloved Ferrari. It would emerge on the Ferrari show field in 2008 and quickly assert its dominance and make itself known. Over the course of two years, this 1964 330 GT would go on to win the coveted Premio di Platino award which requires the vehicle to score a 97+ out of 100, a Platinum Preservation award, Best of Show, and Best Unrestored at the Garden State Ferrari Fall Festival, The Ferrari Preservation Cup at the Cavallino Classic, and the National Preservation Award at the Ferrari Club of America meet. After its mighty conquest of Ferrari-related events, its originality and authenticity uttered no question or doubt on how special and rare this Ferrari truly is.
Having always been maintained and looked after by its mere two owners, this Ferrari's rarity and value are enhanced by its Nocciola Metallic paint, as it is reported to be one of only 23 originally painted in this color. For an all-original preservation vehicle, it presents remarkably well, and the 12-cylinder engine is very well-sorted. While in the Rockhound’s stable, some 200 careful exercise miles have been added, preserving its originality. Having never been offered for public sale, this Ferrari presents it's next owner with an exciting opportunity to show this significant Ferarri to the masses.
Extremely low miles, all original, even with its original tool roll kit, and just two owners from new, its rarity and importance cannot be overstated. It is certainly the finest original 330 GT 2+2 and one of the most signifcant preservation 12-cylinder Ferraris. Presented now is an incredible opportunity to become the next caretaker of an important Ferrari.