Five decades later, it’s safe to say they did quite the job, and this gorgeous 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is living proof. This Ferrari–one of the later Series II versions–was once owned by comedian Adam Carolla and even featured in its own episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. It will cross the auction block at Russo and Steele’s Monterey, California event in August.
Underneath the long bonnet of the 330 GT 2+2 is that 4.0-liter V12, a slightly longer version than in previous Ferrari applications. The engine breathes through triple Weber carburetors and produces 300 horsepower, as well as the classic Ferrari exhaust note. Inside, the Ferrari dresses in utterly sumptuous red leather upholstery and being a Series II, comes equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox. Interestingly, this car wears Borrani wire wheels, which were an option at the time.
It’s certainly a memorable design, and its appearance on Jay Leno’s Garage was equally memorable. The pair of car guys take a spin around Los Angeles in the Ferrari, during which Adam Carolla learns two things in hilarious fashion–always check the fuel tank and always carry some extra speedometer cable lube…