Delivered new in Argento with Rosso leather interior
Part of the Petitjean Collection for more than 34 years
Chassis and engine matching-numbers
The 330 GTC was introduced to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1966. Fitted with a four-litre V-12 engine producing 300 bhp at 7,000 rpm with triple Weber carburetors, these cars featured hydraulic disc brakes, a fully independent suspension, and a tubular steel chassis with similarities to that of the 275 GTB.
Subtly styled for those looking to use their 330 GTCs on a regular basis, these cars quickly developed a reputation as an excellent grand tourer. Its Pininfarina coachwork sported a nose similar to that of the 400 Superamerica and a tail similar to that of the 275 GTS. Each car was fitted as standard with a full leather interior and electric windows, with air conditioning available as an optional extra. Just 598 examples were built.
Delivered new to Rome in January 1968, #10833 was originally finished in the attractive colour combination of Argento Italver over Rosso, and registered as “Roma B55925”. During the 1970s the car was exported to the U.S. and by 1979 was offered for sale by Michael Severovich of Sugerland, Texas in the Ferrari Market Letter, having recently been repainted in red and fitted with a new black leather interior. In 1982 the car was repainted to black and had several owners in Texas and Georgia before returning to Europe in 1986.
Monsieur Petitjean acquired this car in 1987 from the Belgian collector, Edmond Perry, via his company, APAL. At the time it was grey in colour with a leather interior and was described as in good working order. Monsieur Petitjean arranged for the car painted in yellow and fitted with Borrani wire wheels. The steering wheel and transmission have been replaced at some point, but importantly the car retains its original engine. The Ferrari has remained on static display for a number of years.
A very rare opportunity to acquire a 330 GTC requiring gentle recommissioning and delivered in a highly desirable colour combination.