You Could Drive Enzo Ferrari’s Personal 1962 330 GT
However, it will cost you. But this very rare 330 GT 2+2 is a very unique part of Ferrari history.
Is there any greater dream car for a true Ferrari fan than owning one of Enzo Ferrari’s personal rides? Vintage Ferraris are amazing, but one with such a backstory is a true gem. We found this 1962 330 GT for sale at Daniel Schmitt & Company.
As the name of the car suggests, the 330 GT was developed by Ferrari as a grand tourer. It was designed by Pininfarina and has a 4.0-liter V12 engine, which produces around 300 horsepower. The engine is paired to a four-speed manual gearbox.
The aforementioned prototype features Light Ivory exterior paint and black leather interior. Recently, it underwent an “engine out” service. Nevertheless, the 330 GT has covered more than 67,000 miles. It was imported to the United States by Luigi Chinetti Motors in 1964. Notably, the first Ferrari dealership in the United States was opened by Luigi Chinetti Motors. And the latter was founded by Luigi Chinetti, an Italian-born racecar driver. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times.
Apparently, Enzo Ferrari had used this prototype before it was imported to America.
“The 330 GT 2+2 today has a special moniker in Ferrari circles as it was one of the very few production cars that Enzo Ferrari drove personally with two of the prototypes driven by him as his personal cars. This incredible provenance is documented in Ferrari author Leonardo Acerbi’s book ‘Ferrari: A Complete Guide to All Models,’” says the seller, Daniel Schmitt & Co, in the vehicle’s brochure. “The factory retained this car for two years after it was built and used it for the original brochure as well as a feature car at the Brussels Motor Show.”
Daniel Schmitt & Co has stated that this prototype has a showroom price of $549,000. But, the dealerships has been offering it at a discounted price of nearly $500,000. That still is a costly sum. However, over the past few years, many high-net-worth individuals have been investing in classic cars and supercars. And Daniel Schmitt & Co views this 330 GT as an investment instrument for those individuals. This is because, the prototype has a rich heritage.
“Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years,” says Daniel Schmitt & Co in the brochure.
And while it may be a sound investment, we also happen to think it is a stunning piece of automotive artistry that we want in our dream garage.
Photos: Daniel Schmitt & Co.