It is the only one of its kind, physically. Meet the 1966 Ferrari 330 GT commissioned by Norbert Novarro. Dubbed the Navarro Special, this rather unique Ferrari is going to be up for grabs next month when it hits the auction block at Gooding & Company. Who will want this decadent gold slice of Italiana? The 1966 Ferrari 330 GT Navarro Special. Photo by Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Co.
Navarro commissioned the transformation of the Ferrari 330 GT through Piero Drogo’s shop, Carrozzeria Sports Cars. He was a wealthy nightclub owner craving something flashy yet still Ferrari, so he scrawled a rough idea of what he was looking for and the aftermarket tuner delivered. It was said that the traditional Ferrari 330 GT’s 2+2 body and layout was simply to vanilla for the vintage hipster. It will be gracing the stage at Pebble Beach in August, but will it get a gold star?
This bespoke vintage Ferrari has been called many names, bad and good, but ‘Golden Car’ seems to be the one that has dried solid. It has been called the “Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Speciale” and the Navarro Special NART”. While it boasts a different shell and vibe, in its most basic form it is still a Ferrari 330 GT. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V12 engine kicking out an impressive 300 horses released from a 5-speed manual transmission. That is right, a manual transmission! With the option to purchase a real transmission dropping from the lists of major brands, it has become important to cling to the comforts of the past.
The large gold Ferrari 330 GT Navarro captured the attention of importer Luigi Chinetti. Chinetti bought the car and took her to the United States, where she has had a few owners and even a red coat once. Gooding auction house anticipates that this car will fetch a handsome $400-$600k, what do you think?
The clip above shows a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT making a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. You will notice the major changes between the standard and the bespoke versions of this car.
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