Enzo Ferrari's personal Ferrari 330 GT up for sale

Own one of Il Commendatore's personal collection

A CLASSIC Ferrari grand tourer that was reportedly owned by the founder of the legendary car maker is now up for sale.

The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is understood to have been the personal car of Enzo Ferrari between 1962 and 1964, before being shipped over to the United States of America where it’s remained ever since.

As well as being the transport of “il Commendatore” himself, the four-seater Ferrari is also noteworthy for being the second of the four 330 GT prototypes that were built, and the oldest that appears to have survived.

Furthermore, this particular Ferrari was shown on the Ferrari stand at the 1964 Brussels Motor Show, and was photographed for the vehicle’s brochure (an original example of which is being included in the sale).

As well as the car’s original toolkit and owner’s manual, the 330 GT is also still sporting the same Light Ivory paintwork it wore upon leaving the factory in Maranello some 56 years ago.

Appropriately enough for a vehicle with this sort of provenance, the Ferrari 330 GT prototype has been fastidiously cared-for over the years. Comprehensive restoration work was carried out in 2009, and the current owner —  who acquired the car at auction in January 2018 — has spent $22,000 (£17,249) on servicing the four-seater, including maintenance work on the 4-litre, 300bhp V12 engine.

The seller also seems to be looking for a tidy return on the initial investment, as the Ferrari 330 is being listed by Daniel Schmitt & Co. in Missouri at $495,900 (£388,290), which is a sizeable increase on the January auction’s winning bid of $224,400 (£175,671).