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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Bob Zambelli, Oct 25, 2021.

  1. Bob Zambelli

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    I can't remember if I posted this before so I'll go for it anyway.
    Does anyone know the history of this car?
    Was the front end modification done by the factory by special order or did a private owner contract it and, if so, who did the work?
    Where is the car now?
    I would like to contact the owner to get more information.
    Why am I asking? I'd like to have the covered headlight modification done to mine.

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    Looks like the driving lights can flip back? Like. 928?
     
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    #4 miurasv, Oct 25, 2021
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    According this this Forza Article about 330 GTC #8727, some 330 GTC production cars received the Supervis retractable headlamps as well as 2? 330 GTC Speciales.
     
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    #6 fasthound, Oct 25, 2021
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    I’ve always loved that look/feature. I’d do that to mine, but it would just devalue it and at current prices one must be conscious of adding features that diminish value. But to have a 330 GTC that was delivered with those light would be very cool indeed. All a matter of personal perspective and opinion, of course. And thanks for that magazine article link! Great info.
     
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    It reminds me of the front end of a 365 California Spider.
     
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    For more in dept look into the GTC specials please refer to Cavallino # 76 for part 2 of Dyke Ridgley's excellent article on these very special Ferraris.
     
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  15. Bob Zambelli

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    From the Forza Article I posted above re 330 GTC #8727: On the outside, Pininfarina removed the 330 GTC’s fender vents, a legacy of the 330 GT 2+2, replacing them with vents placed on the hood at the base of the windshield. While visually not as pleasing, this arrangement proved to be more efficient at extracting hot air from the engine bay. As a result, the new vents were chosen for the 365 GTC and the 365 GT 2+2.
     
  17. Marcel Massini

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    Thanks for reposting my photo.
    This is a special one-off GTC with a very special dashboard and an oh-shxt bar for the passenger.
    Has two electrically-activated pop-up driving lights, no speedometer, large tachometer and a single rear bumper.
    #9571 sold new to Jaime Ortiz-Patino, Bolivian tin king resident in Geneva, Switzerland.
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  18. Edward 96GTS

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    did he special order it that way and what was the surcharge for the requests?
     
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    Back to the OPs original question, does anyone know of a current owner he can contact? Calling Marcel?
     
  20. Bob Zambelli

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    Unless I'm REALLY missing something, where is the clutch pedal?
     
  21. RamsHmb

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    And the shifter. Automatic?!
     
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  23. readplays

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    Camera angle.
    If you zoom in on Marcel's picture on Bob's post- focus on the lower right quadrant ('3:00-6:00') of the wheel, you can see the side of the black shift knob.
    You can see the side of the silver shift knob where the seat and wood steering wheel rim meet in the photo.

    I suspect the camera angle is also responsible for the inability to see the clutch pedal in the photo.
     
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    It’s obscured by the steering wheel in that picture.
     
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    If it existed, the clutch pedal would be much closer the the brake pedal. Therefore, there is no clutch pedal.

    The only shift-like object that I can discern is a T-handle that is characteristic of an automatic transmission.
     
  26. Edward 96GTS

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    part of the shift knob can be seen behind the wheel. 4 oclock position.
     
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    The camera angle is deceptive but what you're referring to is in the passenger footwell and is a parcel shelf or something of that nature.
     

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