1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale
Offered by Bonhams | Scottsdale, Arizona | January 17, 2013
This is an interesting car. It is a one-off Ferrari built specifically for the head of Pirelli. On the rear of the car, it says “330 GTC” but the chassis lists it as a “365 GTC,” which didn’t technically go on sale until 1968.
Here’s what happened: Leopoldo Pirelli, President of the tire company the bears his name, wanted a 330 GTC – but he knew the model was at the end of its road. So he asked Enzo Ferrari to fit it with the engine from the forthcoming 365 GTC and custom made five-spoke Campagnolo magnesium alloy wheels – the first Ferrari ever built with this style wheel (they showed up on a lot of cars after this). So what Pirelli got was basically a prototype vehicle – a 330 GTC fitted with next year’s engine. Ferrari would have called it a “Speciale.”
The engine is a 4.4-liter 320 horsepower V12. The car has been mechanically restored and has been shown at a variety of museums. Only 150 365 GTCs were built and this is the first one – and the only one like it. It can be yours for $400,000-$500,000. Click here for more info. And here for more from Bonhams in Scottsdale.
Update: Sold $885,000.