First introduced by Ferrari in 1963, the Ferrari 330 was the successor to the Ferrari 250 series. The very first Ferrari 330 America was actually a 250 GT/E fitted with a larger engine. Both 330 GTC and GTS shared their chassis with the Ferrari 275, which was produced between 1964 and 1968. The 330 GT 2+2 on the contrary, was a unique design. The production of the Ferrari 330 was discontinued in 1968, with the introduction of the Ferrari 365. The 330 series models were fitted with a revised version based of the Ferrari 400 Superamericas 4.0-Liter Colombo V12 engine. The main differences were the use of a real alternator instead of the dynamo generator, and wider bore spacing. The first Ferrari 330 was released in 1963 and named the Ferrari 330 America. The car shared the chassis from the outgoing 250 GTE and was powered by a new 4-Liter Tipo 209 V12 engine, capable of 300hp at 6,600 rpm. Approximately 50 examples were made before the larger Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 took over.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was introduced in January 1964 at the Brussels Show to replace the Ferrari 330 America. The design was different, featuring a longer wheelbase, sharper nose and tail, a wide grille and quad headlights. The handling was improved by the use of Koni adjustable shock absorbers and a Dunlop dual circuit braking system with discs was used all around. Between 1966 and 1968, Ferrari was offering a Ferrari 330 GTC and a 330 GTS. Those two models shared the short wheelbase of the Ferrari 275, and the independent rear suspension mount. Being quieter and easier to drive than previous Ferrari models, the 330 GT models were comfortable and refined vehicles. They remain popular today.
In 1963, Ferrari built four examples of a 400hp vehicle called the Ferrari 330 Le Man Berlinetta also known as 330 LMB, or 330 LM. These models didnt race for a long time as Ferrari was shifting to mid-engine layout for their racing cars. Ferrari then built four mid-engine racing vehicles using the Ferrari 330 engine and named them 330 P, P2, P3 and P4. The latest delivered 450hp at 8,500 rpm for a weight of 1,763 lb, resulting in a top speed of nearly 200mph. If youre looking to buy a Ferrari 300, call The Beverly Hills Car Club today for more information! They are always available for consultation and have the industry connections and resources to help you find the classics youve been dreaming of. Connect today!
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