Ferrari – 330 GTC
Throughout the mid-1960s, Ferrari enjoyed a considerable run of success with its road cars. The diverse 250-series laid a solid foundation for the future production car program, and machines like the sublime 275 GTB did a magnificent job of building upon that base. By the later part of the decade, Ferrari had a noticeable gap between the hard-edged and sporting 275 and the softer, four-passenger 330 GT 2+2 grand tourer. Ferrari recognized sufficient demand for a car that fits between those two – a comfortable GT car with luggage space for a weekend’s journey but packed into a smaller, more nimble chassis with a powerful V12 engine. Enter the 330 GTC, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. The elegant Pininfarina styling drew heavily from the somewhat conservative open-topped 275 GTS, combining elements of the big 500 Superfast in the graceful roofline. Judged alongside the 275 GTB with its classic long bonnet/short deck proportions, the 330 GTC was more open and airy, but it’s taut, compact dimensions subtly hinted at its capabilities with just a touch of aggression.