One-of-a-kind Ferrari by Zagato
While any 330 GTC is a special car in its own regards, some are a bit more special than most, and this is one such Ferrari.
Originally delivered to the States as a standard 330 GTC to noted Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti in 1967, it was then delivered to its first owner, Gerald L. Buhrman, of Ann Arbor, Michigan. It then passed to its second owner, Robert Kennedy of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1972, Kennedy incurred minor damage to the front of the car and brought it back to Chinetti for repairs. Chinetti used this opportunity to return the car to Italy and fit it with unique coachwork by Carrozzeria Zagato, who involved both Carrozzeria Carlo Marazzi and M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.S in the project.
The Zagato coachwork is striking and is defined by its angular lines and targa-style roof, and reminiscent in some ways to Michelotti’s Daytona NART Spiders, yet with a character all its own. In 1974, it was exhibited at the Geneva International Motor Show on the Zagato stand. Afterwards, the car was featured in Quattroroute magazine, on behalf of its US-based owner, the aforementioned Mr. Kennedy, who previously owned the car and liked it so much, he bought it back from Chinetti and kept it until the 1990s.
The 330 GTC was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1996 and has been featured in a number of books and articles. It remained as part of the prestigious Schermerhorn Collection for many years. During Mr. Schermerhorn’s stewardship, it was FIVA certified in Holland in 2004 and invited to take part in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. It was then purchased by the current German collector ten years ago, and has recently been serviced by Modena Motorsport in Langenfeld, Germany.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this unique 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato at their upcoming Villa Erba auction held on the 25th May. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.