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The Ferrari 330 cars are the successor of the 250, first introduced by Ferrari in 1963. The first 330 America was simply a 250 GT/E with a larger engine, and the 330 GTC/GTS shared their chassis with the 275. Only the 330 GT 2+2 was a truly unique product. Production ended in 1968 with the introduction of the Ferrari 365 series.

All 330 models used an evolution of the 400 Superamerica's 4.0 L Colombo V12 engine. It was substantially changed for the 330 cars, however, with wider bore spacing and the notable use of a true alternator rather than a dynamo generator.


[hide] *1 330 America

[edit] 330 AmericaEdit

330 America
Production 1963

50 produced

Predecessor Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2
Successor Ferrari 330 GT 2+2
Body style 2+2 Berlinetta

The 1963 330 America shared the outgoing 250 GTE's chassis but not its engine, being powered by the new Type 209, 300 hp (220 kW) at 6600 rpm, 4.0 L engine.

Socialite Sandra West is buried with her blue 330 America at the Alamo Masonic Cemetery at San Antonio, Texas.

50 330 Americas were built.

[edit] 330 GT 2+2Edit

330 GT 2+2
Production 1964–1967

1088 produced

Predecessor Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2

Ferrari 330 America

Successor Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
Body style 2+2 Berlinetta

The 250 GT/E 2+2 was replaced in January, 1964 by the new 330 GT 2+2. It was much more than a re-engined 250, however, with a sharper nose and tail, quad headlights, and a wide grille. The wheelbase was 50 mm (2.0 in) longer, but Koni adjustable shock absorbers improved handling. A dual-circuit Dunlop braking system was used with discs all around, though it separated brakes front to back rather than diagonally as on modern systems.

The 1965 Series II version featured a five-speed gearbox instead of the overdrive four-speed of the prior year. Other changes included the switch back to a dual-light instead of quad-light front clip, alloy wheels, and the addition of optional air conditioning and power steering. Prior to the introduction of the 'Series II' 330 GTs, a series of 125 'interim' cars were produced, with the 4-headlight external configuration of the Series I cars, but with the 5-speed transmission and 'suspended' foot pedals of the 'Series II' cars.

628 Series I (including 125 'interim' cars) and 460 Series II 330 GT 2+2 cars had been built when the car was replaced by the 365 GT 2+2 in 1967.

[edit] 330 GTC/GTSEdit

330 GTC, 330 GTS
Production 1966–1968

GTC: 600 produced GTS: 100 produced

Predecessor GTC: Ferrari 250 GT

GTS: Ferrari 275 GTS

Successor GTC: Ferrari 365 GTC

GTS: Ferrari 365 GTS

Body style GTC: 2-seat coupé

GTS: 2-seat Spider

The 330 GTC and 330 GTS were more like their 275 counterparts than the 330 GT 2+2. They shared the short wheelbase of the 275 as well as its independent rear suspension.

The GTC berlinetta was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 1966. It was a 2-seat coupe with a Pininfarina-designed body. A 1967 GTC was given one-off bodywork by Zagato at the behest of American importer Luigi Chinetti in 1974. This car was called the "Zagato Convertibile", since it was of a targa-style. [2][3]Zagato-bodied 330 GTCThe GTS spider followed at the Paris Motor Show. About 600 coupés and 100 spiders were produced before the 1968 introduction of the 365 GTC & GTS and the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona".

[edit] 330 LMBEdit

[4][5]1962 Ferrari 330 LM BerlinettaFour 330 Le Mans Berlinettas were built in 1963. They were essentially a development of the 250 GTOs and fitted with the 4-litre 330 engine. Although visually similar to the 250 GTOs, there are numerous body differences; these four cars are not the same as the "330 GTOs".

[edit] 330 PEdit

Main article: Ferrari P[6][7]Ferrari 330 P3Four models of mid-engined racing cars used the 330 engine and name as well — the 330 P/P2/P3/P4 range of the mid 1960s. The 330 P4 had 450 bhp at 8500 RPM. It had a top speed of 320 km/h (198.85 mph). And had a dry weight of 800 kg (1763 lb).

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