January 15th through 19th, 2014!
Join these great Featured Consignments at the most unique auction experience ever created: Auction In The Round!
These Showcase Feature Consignments are just a sampling of the many great cars that will join over 750 others to be sold in Scottsdale this January! Check back weekly as these Feature Consignments will rotate and be updated with additional great cars. Prior to the Flagship Russo and Steele Auction, full listings of all the consignments will be posted and also available on our Digital Auction Catalog.
At Ferrari's annual press conference in 1964, Enzo had a surprise up his sleeve; the introduction of the everyday Ferrari. Received with great fanfare, the new 330 could stand the daily stop-and-go grind, yet was still packed with the excitement that is expected of a Ferrari. Making its debut at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, the Pinninfaria-bodied 330 GTC's lines were largely inspired by the 400 Superamerica up front, while sharing other similarities to the 275 GTS Spyder. Carried over from the GT, its twin-cam 4.0-liter Colombo design based V-12 produces 300 horsepower. To strive towards a more even front to rear weight bias, the 330 GTC’s powertrain utilizes a driveshaft within a torque tube to connect it to a five-speed transaxle. The four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes put it among the most technologically advanced – and civilized Grand Touring cars of the time.
This 1967 example is presented in stunning, freshly repainted Sera metallic blue over a newly refreshed tan leather interior and blue wool carpets. This was part of a recently completed concours-quality rotisserie restoration performed at a highly regarded southern California shop. In addition to this Platinum-level cosmetic restoration, all mechanical aspects of the car have been attended to.
The mechanical work performed on the car of recent includes significant power-train reconditioning. The engine was removed, disassembled, inspected, and then rebuilt using new main bearings, rod bearings, seals, gaskets, pistons and rings before reinstalling back into the car for set-up and timing. The gearbox was also removed and reinstalled for a complete inspection and rebuild as necessary. Suspension work included crack testing all original parts, plate and correct all hardware, replace all bushings, rebuilt all four shocks, paint or powder coat all suspension components, and perform a complete alignment. The brake rebuild includes a new booster, calipers, pads, and hoses. In addition, new headers were fabricated for the new exhaust system.
In preparation for painting, the glass was all removed from the bodywork, in addition to all of the brightwork. While off the car, the chrome was all replated. Upon completion of the stunning repaint, the car was meticulously reassembled. This also included fabricating and installing a complete new wiring harness, installing the previously reupholstered seats, rebuilding the dashboard, replacing the dashboard’s wood veneer, and rebuilding the wood-rimmed steering wheel. This car also has optional air conditioning, which was rebuilt as part of the restoration although not currently charged.
The Ferrari 330 GTC model has become highly coveted by enthusiasts for its ease of maintenance, driving proficiency and manners along with the high level of comfort amenities that were introduced in this model. Most notably the option of air conditioning, which this particular offering is so equipped. As a result, 330 GTC’s have proven to be the Ferrari of choice for many of the driving events now gaining huge popularity worldwide. From the Copperstate 1000 domestically to the prestigious Italian Mille Miglia’s Ferrari Experience Tribute – few can conceive of a more worthy candidate to thoroughly enjoy both these fantastic driving events but to also drive in style with the ultimate road touring Ferrari!