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Ferrari 330 GT V12 station wagon by Vignale

Ferrari 330 GT V12 station wag...
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale. Estimate: between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale. Estimate: between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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The lines of the car are not broken by headlights
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The lines of the car are not broken by headlights
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000
Very few V12 Ferraris offer this level of utility and luggage capacity 
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Very few V12 Ferraris offer this level of utility and luggage capacity 
Four seats and luggage space too 
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Four seats and luggage space too 
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale is estimated by Gooding & Company to sell for between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
The Pininfarina-styled car below is what they started with (albeit a red one at the time), and the car above was what they finished with (albeit in green at the time). Official Auction Page
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The Pininfarina-styled car below is what they started with (albeit a red one at the time), and the car above was what they finished with (albeit in green at the time). Official Auction Page
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale. Estimate: between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
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1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake with coachwork by Vignale. Estimate: between $700,000 and $900,000. Official Auction Page
Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay with Salon Privé’s Andrew and David Bagley
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Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay with Salon Privé’s Andrew and David Bagley
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Our feature last month entitled "the world's most expensive station wagon" featured a Bentley Arnage station wagon upon which $900,000 had been spent and we didn't think there could be a more lavish attempt on making a prestige car more utilitarian. We were wrong. This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT was transformed from a standard 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 to something quite unique by no less than Alfredo Vignale, and unlike the above mentioned 2003 Bentley Arnage which failed to reach its $90,000 reserve in Monaco, this absolutely unique Ferrari is likely to sell for 10 times that amount.

The Ferrari 330 GT "shooting brake" came into being back in 1967 when the son of the American Ferrari importer, Luigi Chinetti Jr, decided to create a special body for a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Collaborating with the "father of the Hollywood movie poster" Bob Peak, the pair came up with what they wanted, then commissioned the famous Italian automotive coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale, to sculpt the metal.

The Pininfarina-styled car below is what they started with (albeit a red one at the time), and the car above was what they finished with (albeit in green at the time). Official Auction Page
The Pininfarina-styled car below is what they started with (albeit a red one at the time), and the car above was what they finished with (albeit in green at the time). Official Auction Page

The Pininfarina-styled car below is what they started with (albeit a red one at the time), and the car above was what they finished with (albeit in green at the time). Apparently, the only parts the bodies have in common are the windscreen and a section of each door (as improbable as that may sound).

The Vignale Shooting Brake has gained quite a bit of press coverage in recent years as the personal car of Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay, particularly when it was used as a promotional vehicle for the hyper exclusive Salon Privé in London in 2012.

Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay with Salon Privé’s Andrew and David Bagley
Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay with Salon Privé’s Andrew and David Bagley

That's the car in it's previous green livery above, along with Jay Kay and Salon Privé's Andrew and David Bagley. The Ferrari was exhibited at Salon Prive alongside a collection of shooting brakes that included an Aston Martin DB5,Bentley Flying Star, Cadillac and a Maserati Bellagio.

Source: Gooding & Company

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5 comments
navmed
I like wagons, but this looks like a hearse.
Bill S.
Between 700-900K for that? All it is missing is a coffin in the back.
sk8dad
What was the point of this exercise in the first place? A practical Ferrari? Ironic fashion statement for a rich 60's hipster? It's fugly.
Indiver716
I'll give the owner $70 to hide this monstrosity forever in a barn as far from me as possible
owlbeyou
Makes me wonder how much of the final design was Alfredo Vignale's and how much was the client's. I've seen some nice examples of his work, but this isn't one of them. It sits too low at the rear, the slats of the lighting should have been less, the original car with its Boranis looked far better, the paneling and the glass of the rear of the car is overbearing, and I never cared for Jamoraquai. I would be seriously surprised if someone pays the reserve estimate. There's no accounting for bad taste, but the deer don't seem to mind. :)