For sale: Enzo Ferrari's personal 330 GT 2+2
Yes - this 330 GT 2+2 was owned and driven by Enzo Ferrari himself. And better still, it's currently for sale - for a rather large price...
If you own a classic Ferrari, you’re already sufficiently jammy as it is. But to have in your possession a Ferrari that once belonged to the founder of the company is a bit like owning a Guitar that once belonged to John Lennon. Well, car aficionados of the world, prepare yourself, because such a vehicle has come onto the market!
This stunning ivory 330 GT 2+2 was owned by Mr Enzo Ferrari himself. After enjoying it for two years, Enzo sold it on to Luigi Chinetti - a man famed for winning Le Mans, and also owning the very first Ferrari dealership in America. From their on out, it set itself on the life we now refer to as “history” - detailed documentation for which is present with the car.
The Pininfarina-styled 330 was an especially important car for Ferrari, for it superseded the legendary 250. With a V12 of 3967cc, the 330’s name originates from the engine’s 330cc per cylinder. In accordance with the era of 1962, the 300 horsepower wasn’t enough to warrant an upgrade from the 4-speed manual gearbox - with electronic override. Sophistication, darling (!)
So now, we must finally discuss the golden issue of price. Being sold by Daniel Schmitt & Co., you can expect to pay $495,000 for this piece of Ferrari history. As expensive as that is, how many cars around today can claim to have been driven by Enzo Ferrari himself? And in that, it gains its value.
But what do you guys think? Do you think it’s worth the asking price, or does the fact it was owned by Enzo not add any value in your eyes? Let me know in the comments.
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