The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, produced from 1964 through to 1967, was the fastest road-going Ferrari of its day and one of Enzo Ferrari’s favorite cars. Just over 1000 examples of the 4.0-liter V12 powered grand tourer were produced, however if your looking for something more exclusive, Russo and Steele will soon sell off a 330 2+2 that is truly unique from its peers.
This 1967 Series I 330 GT 2+2, numbered ‘6537’, started out life was one of 505 330 2+2s built with four headlamps and a four-speed manual gearbox. It was originally sold to John W. Mecom Jr., a noted Texas oil tycoon and founder of the New Orleans Saints, who picked it up from Luigi Chinetti Motors in Connecticut. Mecom then sent the car to Italy to receive a new front-end design, giving it the split-grille ‘sharknose’ look seen here.
Mecom, whose Mecom Racing Team participated in series like Formula 1 and World Sportscar Racing in the 1960s, later sold the car to its second owner, who had it painted metallic red. After sitting in storage for years, a new owner picked it up in 2007 and restored it to its former glory, repainting it in the factory shade of blue, reupholstering the interior and redoing the brightwork.
The car will be sold at Russo and Steele’s 16th annual Scottsdale, Arizona auction from January 27-31, 2016. Over 750 vehicles will be showcased at the collector car auction, including a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spyder, a 1988 Ferrari 512 Testarossa and 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV, among many, many others.