Built for the Chinetti family in 1965.
Alfredo Vignale, who had already done about 140 Ferrari bodies, realized this very special 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake. It was to be Alfredo Vignale's last work: a few days after selling his factory in 1969 he died in a car crash.
The design was by the American clothes ad and movie poster illustrator Bob Peak, who the younger Chinetti had partnered with in a short-lived venture to create custom bodied Ferraris.
The car changed hands many times, at one point in the 1970s sinking to a low of $27,000 when offered by Ed Waterman’s Thoroughbred car dealership in Arlington, Virginia.
Around 1995 it was discovered in the Netherlands by Jean-Claude Paturau, a Frenchman who bought it in rather derelict condition (but still with all its parts) and took it back to France to be restored. He eventually showed it at both the Louis Vuitton concours and at Villa d’Este. The reception to it was so good that he decided to collect a series of estate wagons, and later added others of the same genre, including three Aston Martins, a Ferrari “Daytona” also bodied by Vignale from a commission by Chinetti and the fabled Lamborghini “400 GT Flying Star II” built by Touring and shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1966. He is in the aircraft business and used the cars for daily commuting.
It sold again, and, at one point , you can find on the internet that it went through a Bonhams auction, and was hammered “sold” at $410,000. Then still later on, it was bought at a Gooding auction by Jay Kay (Jamiroquai). His actual name is Jason “Jay Kay” Luís Cheetham, and for a while it joined his other cars in his garage, including a Kermit Green LaFerrari. He put it up for sale in 2015.
Source: Wallace Wyss / MyCarQuest.com
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