Debuting at the 1966 Paris Auto Salon, the Ferrari 330 GTS succeeded the 275 GTS and emerged as the open-air counterpart to the popular 330 GTC coupe. Its heart was a potent 4.0-liter V-12 engine with three triple-choke Weber DCZ/6 carburetors, generating a conservatively estimated 300 brake horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 244 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm.
Managed by a five-speed transaxle and ZF limited-slip differential, the 330 GTS achieved a noteworthy zero to 60 mph in around 6.0 seconds and a top speed of almost 150 mph, remarkable for a convertible in the late ’60s.
Dynamic handling was ensured by a fully independent suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, Koni shock absorbers, and anti-roll bars at both ends. Braking prowess came from four-wheel Girling vented disc brakes concealed behind Campagnolo magnesium alloy or optional Borrani wire wheels.
Adorned with Pininfarina bodywork inspired by the 500 Superfast, the 330 GTS boasted a split front bumper, triple-louvered engine vents, and an elegant swage line. Crafted mainly from steel, the production process involved collaboration with Pininfarina, cementing its reputation as one of Ferrari’s most elegant designs of the era. Limited to just 100 units, the 330 GTS immediately captivated enthusiasts and retains its allure among collectors, sought after for its distinctive blend of performance and timeless elegance.