The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I was introduced in 1963 with quad headlights and a 4 speed plus overdrive gearbox. 500 examples were manufactured before an interim model was introduced.
Chassis #5887 seen here at Silverstone last year was built in 1964 and is recorded as being delivered to “Longoni” in Italy.
Subsequently #5887 is known to have visited Copley Motor Cars in Boston Massachusetts at an unspecified date, in 1996 the motor appears to have been overhauled in Hubbard, Ohio and in 2001 the car was seen in Appleton, Michigan.
In 2002 #5887 is said to have been imported into the UK by an Aston Martin specialist who kept and maintained it in good condition until 2011.
Since then #5887 has been stripped and repainted in the correct Ferrari Blue Pozzi.
The Auction notes that accompanied the car when it was photographed last year noted that the side vents in the wings/fenders first appeared on Series II 330 GT’s in 1965.
This vehicle sold for GB£89,380 at Silverstone Auctions in May last year.
Thanks for joining me on this “Series II Side Vents” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow, when I’ll be looking at a Petty, but not one from Level Cross, North Carolina. Don’t forget to come back now !