Ferrari 330 Speciale

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Speciale by Carrozzeria Sports Cars

Offered by Gooding & Company | Pebble Beach, California | August 16-17, 2014

Photo - Gooding & Company

Photo – Gooding & Company

The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was a four-seat Ferrari coupe produced between 1964 and 1967. It was sort of their “base” model slotted below the 275 series. In all, 1,099 were built – but only one of them looks anything like this.

The 60s were weird – weirder for some than others – and Norbert Navarro’s 1960s must’ve been awfully weird as the Italian night club owner commissioned this Piero Drogo-bodied Speciale. The engine carries over – a 4.0-liter V-12 making 300 horsepower. The body was stretched, box-ified, and painted this lovely shade of gold. It looks wagon-like from the side, but if you go to Gooding’s website and check out some rear photos, you’ll see that it has a more El Camino-without-the-tailgate-like thing going on.

It’s certainly unique. But Drogo-bodied cars are very rare and quite desirable. This one should cost you between $400,000-$600,000. Click here for more from Gooding & Company’s sale.

Update: Not sold.

Ferrari 250 GT Speciale

1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Competition” Berlinetta Speciale by Bertone

Offered by RM Auctions | New York, New York | November 21, 2013

1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition Berlinetta Speciale by Bertone

So many custom-bodied cars in this sale! This one is a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition that looks like no other 250 GT SWB Competition. In 1959, Ferrari introduced the model and built 176 examples. It was a GT race car for use in sports car racing all over the world. After racing it, you could then drive the car home on the road. Racing was more interesting when your daily driver could be competitive on track, don’t ya think?

Only six of the 176 received non-Ferrari coachwork. This is one of two by Bertone and the only one with a design that looks like it came from 10+ years from the future. Imagine taking a race car today, sending it to a coachbuilder, and taking home a very friendly-looking road car with race car mechanicals. The engine is a 3.0-liter V-12 making in the neighborhood of 276 horsepower.

This car was shown at the 1960 Geneva Auto Salon and at the Turin Motor Show later that same year. It has been restored twice in its life and has won awards at Pebble Beach twice (that’s how long this thing has been on the circuit). It’s absolutely stellar. It should sell for between $6,500,000-$8,500,000. Check out more here and click here for more from RM in New York City.

Update: Sold $7,040,000.

The 1st Ferrari 400 Superamerica

1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina

Offered by Gooding & Company | Monterey, California | August 17-18, 2013

1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Speciale

If you compare this Ferrari 400 Superamerica to the other one we had featured in the past, you would see that the name “Aerodinamico” is very accurate to describe that car – especially in comparison to this one. This car looks downright boxy by comparison – but it also looks like it has been italicized – like the whole thing is leaning forward, itching to grab a gear and go.

This car was bought new by Gianni Agnelli – then-chairman of Fiat (a company that his family founded). The 400 Superamerica was the follow-up to the 410 Superamerica. It uses a 4.0-liter V-12 making a serious 340 horsepower. This was the first one built.

The styling by Pinin Farina is one-of-a-kind. Agnelli requested that it look like a Ferrari – and it does – but there are custom touches all around. He sold it in 1962 and it quickly became owned by actress Anita Ekberg – who thankfully never drove it through a fountain. It bounced around between owners after 1967 and in the early 1980s was donated to the Harrah Collection. The restoration was completed in 2004 under the care of its current owner.

Only 47 Ferrari 400 Superamericas were built and this is both the first one and the only one with a body like this – not to mention its unique and interesting ownership history. It should sell for between $3,750,000-$4,500,000. Click here for more info and here for more of Gooding & Company’s auction lineup.

Update: Not sold.

S/N: 1517-SA

One-Off Ferrari 365 GTC

1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale

Offered by Bonhams | Scottsdale, Arizona | January 17, 2013

1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale

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.