330 America on ebay alert

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330 America on ebay alert

Post by Yale » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:21 pm


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Post by Yale » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:50 pm

It's that John Bond Road and Track car that was raced at one point. Yale

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Post by jsa330 » Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:28 am

I'm going to bookmark it and keep an eye out for for "miuraman" in the bidders list...
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Post by 330GT » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:20 am

Too good of shape and too expensive for Tom :)
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Post by David Booth » Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:00 pm

What's that plastic tank on the passenger side fender well - radiator overflow? I don't think I've ever seen one of those. Anyone?
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Post by 330GT » Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:34 pm

Looks like it. You can see the same type of hose leading from the radiator (near the cap) going toward the rear of the car. Most certainly non-standard.

Since the owner used to vintage race this car, a recovery tank makes sense. Otherwise if the radiator was full, it would be down an inch or so after a race. A few times of that and you've had to add a gallon or so of antifreeze.

The late 330 GTs have an overflow tank that's mounted between the vent holes under the front bumper. The major difference is in the late 330s, the overflow tank is pressurized. The pressure cap is on the overflow tank and a sealing non-pressure cap is used on the radiator. It takes a more substantial hose between the two tanks.
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Post by jsa330 » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:37 pm

330GT wrote:Too good of shape and too expensive for Tom :)

I think this car has been offered on Ebay before.

My guess on reserve: $82.5K

I can't get emotional over cars like #4765--they are true basket cases and better off parted out or turned into a Ferrari hotrod by someone with more money than sense (That could be me; money, not imagination, is the lacking element)

However, if the ex-John Bond 330 America went to Shaughnessy or another boneyard for parting out, that would be a travesty; no -- I'll make that tragedy.

My guess is that it will go to an enthusiast. Even lacking the $$, I'm very sorely tempted to pull the trigger.
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Post by David Hodge » Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:55 pm

reserve met at $65K

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Post by T308 » Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:36 pm

David Hodge wrote:reserve met at $65K
I wonder what's happened to it. It's been on before with very high reserves and has been advertised at $90k in the past. I bid it up to $60k, it'll be interesting to see where it ends...

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Post by jsa330 » Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:49 pm

David Hodge wrote:reserve met at $65K
I'm surprised-- it was truly "priced to sell". Revised estimate: $77.5 K final sales price, since with the 5 speed it's not a matching-numbers car.

With a replacement 5 speed trans, would Ferrari refuse to issue documentation? But, that may have been taken care of before the work was done.

The exhaust isn't right - two big pipes sticking out the back.
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Post by David Hodge » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:46 pm

here is an excerpt from the john bond article from R&T 2/65 off of the 330 registry:

"Above that our 5th gear gave us an edge though I shut off at 125."

Which suggests it had the 5 speed back in '65!

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Post by tyang » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:26 pm

He may have been talking about the laycock overdrive 5th.

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Post by David Hodge » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:39 pm

oops, i guess it wasn't until '66-'67 that the 330gt's had a 5-speed and in '65 for the superfast

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Post by Rudy van Daalen Wetters » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:51 pm

My car came with the exact same overflow tank system. Works well for California climate so I decided to leave it as is for now. Am tempted to bid.....wife is asleep.

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Post by jsa330 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:00 pm

Rudy van Daalen Wetters wrote:My car came with the exact same overflow tank system. Works well for California climate so I decided to leave it as is for now. Am tempted to bid.....wife is asleep.

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Last night , I asked my wife if I could buy it and she said "sure--go right ahead if you want". I think she had had a couple or more glasses of wine and was also feeling a little guilty about buying some $tuff on Ebay. A little later I said "I'm going to bid on that Ferrari now", and the scream from the next room was probably heard down the block. Just having fun--I wasn't serious (I hope).

More realistic goals: getting Borranis and tach/speedo rebuilt during the hot, non-driveable Dallas summer weather.

Info: I called Seaport Mold and Casting on Thursday and they have the knockoff sockets in stock. I ordered one as well as a 3/4" drive torque wrench from Harbor Freight.
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