Ferrari 330 GT 'Shark Nose' added to Russo & Steele Scottsdale sale



2015-12-08 10:01:14

Russo & Steele has announced a new consignment for next month's Scottsdale Sale – a one-of-a-kind Ferrari 330 GT 'Shark Nose'.

The company will host its 16th annual in Scottsdale, Arizona across five days, with 750 hand-picked automobiles set to cross the auction block.
The latest addition to the roster is a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Shark Nose' whose famous first owner gave the car a distinct transformation. 

This Series I 330 GT 2+2, chassis 6537 GT, was one of just 505 cars built with four headlamps and a 4-speed gearbox with overdrive. It was shipped new to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Connecticut, who promptly sold it to John W. Mecom Jr., founding owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL franchise and his own Mecom Racing Team.

Mecom then returned it to Italy for a unique new front-end design, including covered single headlamps and an angular frontal treatment with large split radiator-grille openings.

Having subsequently passed through several collections, and spent years tucked away in long-term storage, the car was given a complete overhaul including a new finish, interiors and recomissioned mechanical systems.

According to the auction house, "6537 GT provides a truly exciting and rare opportunity for Ferrari connoisseurs to own a truly unique design statement, based on one of Ferrari's best V-12 GT cars of the 1960s and carrying fascinating history."

Aside from this unique European racer, the sale will also offer the company's usual selection of classic American muscle.

Major highlights already on the roster include a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 'Survivor' Convertible described by experts as "the Holy Grail" for collectors; a completely original, unrestored 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe; a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 KK 2029; and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Coupe.

The Russo & Steele Scottsdale sale takes place on January 27-31, 2016.


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