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This Week @ Coys > The Strangest Ferrari Ever

By Gunnar Heinrich

IF you mated a Ford Pinto with a Ferrari 308GTS this is what you’d get – an it-thing-whadjamacallit.

UK auto auctioneer Coys of Kensington is offering a mint condition 330GT “Shooting Brake.”

Not too sure what a “Shooting Brake” stood for, the online dictionary explained that it’s a distinctly British term used to describe any two door coupe with a station wagon’s backend.

Right.

So, in this Ferrari’s case, the 330GT Shooting Brake was warmly received by some of the auto press of its day.

“The late Paul Frere, the noted Belgian racing driver and automotive journalist, road tested a 330 GT 2+2 late in 1966. He came away suitably impressed: ‘In handling, this car is exactly like all Ferraris which I have driven before … It is close to being as neutral as one could want… But the most impressive feature of the handling of the 330 is the solidness with which it changes direction, particularly in S-bends, where it tracks with about the same precision as a modern race car’.” Coys’ site said.

As always, Coys is mum on the price.

To check out more pictures of this rare Italian albatross, tap the link.

[Linked: Coys]

June 12, 2008
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About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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  1. I seem to remember seeing pics of this car in the 60′s and if memory serves me, there were several other exotic re-bodies as shooting brakes.

  2. I understand that there’s a real niche market for these kinds of odd-ball cars. Bentley SUVs, Ferrari stationwagons, etc.

  3. I find it strangely appealing, in fact I’d go so far as to say that I actually like it.

  4. If we can forget it’s a Ferrari, then sure it is a nifty looking auto.

  5. Ah for the days when the only thing that stood between you and owning a coach built automobile was money. Find the appropriate (exotic) donor chassis/drive train and take it to your favorite coach builder.

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