Ferrari 330GT Shock Absorbers

With the front suspension almost done, it was time to turn my attention to the rear suspension on the 330GT. The rear suspension on 330GT 2+2s have leaf springs and coil over shocks to suspend the rear axle. The rubber components on the rear shocks had deteriorated so badly, it looked like it was melting!

After compressing the coil springs, I disassembled the shock assembly and cleaned up the mess. It looks like the shock oil had leaked out and began dissolving the rubber parts.

After cleaning, I removed the paint on the shocks to confirm I had the correct shocks for this car. The rears were marked Koni 82R 1322 and had a date code stamped 11-65 which fell in line with the manufacture of this car.

The front shocks were 82H-1321 and had a date of 11-65.

These shocks were in pretty bad shape and had a lot surface rust just like the rest of the car, but I’m going to try and have these shocks rebuilt to see if we can save the correct date codes.