GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ferrari 330GTS

I received an email from Michael Adams saying, "...don't forget to come over to see the best 330GTS ever. It's at home now." Two weeks earlier, Michael had invited us to take a drive in his immaculate Ferrari 275GTB which we did. He said he really wanted us to see the GTS which was elsewhere at the time. It had come home and thus the invitation for a return bout. Since Kenny Lombino of the Ferrari Club of America had made the introduction, I thought it was fitting and proper for him to join us. This time he left the Maserati at home and brought along his Ferrari 16M as a chase car.

I had driven a 275GTS many years ago and Michael's 330GTS seemed newer now than the 275GTS did then. Like his 275GTB, Michael's GTS seemed to be in showroom condition. The engine sounded like Ferraris of legend and it idled at high revs like a nervous Thoroughbred going into the starting gate. I've never experienced another engine that conveys as much excitement and anticipation as does the Ferrari V12.

Michael pointed out to me that the interior of the GTS and been re-done more than once and it was finally the handiwork of Tony Nancy that we see in these photographs.

It was a beautiful day for a ride and photographing this gorgeous car. While we were at it, Kenny treated my son Sean to a warp-speed experience in the 16M which doesn't accelerate so much as it moves instantly through space and time.

We were a skeleton crew for this EWTV shoot with Kenny Lombino, Sean Mitchell and Jeanetta Dumouchel handling cameras and chase cars and we want to thank Michael Adams for extending his invitation to us to enjoy this car that has a seven-figure market value and a provenance that is beyond price.

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