This Is the One-Off Zagato Ferrari Your Life Is Missing

Forget Ferrari's modern special editions. What you really want is a unique 330 GTC Zagato from 1974.

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©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

As demonstrated by the 1991 Ferrari 348 TB we featured last month, Zagato's Ferrari specials will always be divisive among car enthusiasts. But, the story of this unique 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato explains why it's , even if you'd otherwise prefer the curves of the standard, Pininfarina-designed 330 GTC. After all, this car comes with a targa top, among other upgrades tailored to the 1970s.

In 1967, Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti sold 330 GTC chassis #10659 to Gerald L. Buhrman of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Chinetti couldn't foresee how the car would soon end up crashed in Massachusetts by its second owner, Robert Kennedy (no, not that one). When Chinetti saw the damage, he decided to sent the car to Zagato to create a unique targa out of a busted coupe. According to auction house , Carrozzeria Carlo Marazzi and M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.S joined in on the project after the car's Pininfarina body was removed.

The finished Zagato debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1974, sporting an angular body with a chopped roof. Funny enough, Kennedy liked it so much, he bought it back from Chinetti.

Previously judged at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the only Zagato-bodied 330 GTC will be offered by on May 25th. That leaves you with plenty of time to get your checkbook ready.

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