You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Insider staff devote an inordinate amount of our day to sharing cars for sale and guessing what they’ll go for. We thought we might as well bring you in on the fun. Here’s one we’re watching this week.
The car: 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC, chassis no. 11449, offered on Bring a Trailer.
Hagerty Price Guide Value: Condition #1 $585,000 / Condition #2: $540,000 / Condition #3 $500,000 / Condition #4 $468,000
Our take: Jaw-droppingly beautiful, rapid, and famous for its ability to inspire driver confidence—Phil Hill described it as the best-driving Ferrari road car ever made—the 1966–68 330 GTC may be the textbook grand tourer. The going rate for one reflects that. That said, Ferrari collectors are a notoriously pedantic bunch and have only become more so as the market has leveled off from highs a half decade ago. Documentation and originality down to the hose clips are expected for top dollar.
Given all that—and the simple facts that they’re now 50+ years old and expensive to fix—330 GTCs seem like awfully difficult cars to buy over the internet. Yet several people have done so in the past year. Bring a Trailer sold one, described as a “project,” for $484,000 last July and another, in November, for our price guide’s concours-level value ($585,000). We’ve also seen a few pop up at RM Sotheby’s and Gooding & Company’s online sales.
Which brings us to this particular 1968 330 GTC being offered on Bring a Trailer and closing on May 19th, 2021. One of roughly 600 built, this car was originally sold in Milan and was subsequently imported to the United States in 1968. It won best in class at the 2016 Santa Fe Concours d’Elegance and participated in several road rallies. With 55,000 indicated chassis miles, this car has been driven and enjoyed, but also appears to have been looked after with plenty of service records including a complete engine rebuild in late 2006 and belt-and-gasket service in 2018. This 330 also comes with a full report by Marcel Massini who is—to use a Jeremy Clarkson term—the anorak to end all anoraks when it comes to documenting vintage Ferraris. The stamping on the chassis and engine indicate that they correspond to one another and are original to the car, but the paint and interior upholstery are not.
Overall, this appears to be a strong example with a relatively complete history and a little bit of provenance thrown in for good measure. Currently sitting at $350,000 with 6 days of bidding left, where do you see the hammer falling on this almost perfect 330 GTC?