If you ever wondered what particular car John Lennon meant when sang “Baby you can drive my car” from the eternal Beatles` “Rubber Soul” album, let us share with you the right answer – Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1.
John Lennon passed his driving test in February 1965 and the car he purchased was brand new Ferrari 330 GT 2. Few months letter he wrote the lyrics of “Drive My Car”, a song composed by Paul McCartney. It is a pretty sweet start of a driver`s life, no doubt. And it cannot be different way considering the V12 Colombo engine stored below the front bonnet. Just like the model family of 250, Ferrari 330 (built as 2+2 GT Coupe, two-seat Berlinetta, spyder and a race car) was a fabulous line of cars with glorious road-legal and furious racing incarnations.
Ferrari 330 GT Coupe is so fabulous it deserves to be owned at least as a poster art print
Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 is specific with its quad headlights, similar to those ones you can spot on the Lamborghini 4000 GT which was released in few years after the 330 GT Series 1 debut. Unsurprisingly, this Ferrari GT Coupe was designed by Tom Tjarda for Pininfarina. He changed the quad headlights for the Series 2 facelift which distinguished this car as the only Ferrari with such lighting arrangement.
Ferrari 330 GT was produced in 1099 numbers between 1964 and 1967. 625 of them were Series 1, the rest were facelifted. The car relied on Weber carburetors to release 304 hp at 660 rpm, enough for maximum speed as of 152 mph or 245 km/h. This GT Coupe was equipped with adjustable Koni shock absorbers and 4 disc brakes. Power steering and air conditioning were optional, unlike the wooden steering wheel.
Just like the rest of his artworks, Adam Ambro created this one on old school print media. This time he didn’t rely on yesterday’s newspaper but Road & Track edition covering 1964 Le Mans. You can also spot a headline like “So you`d like to own a Ferrari?” which we found highly suggestive. It can’t be better than this, isn’t it?
Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 is a really remarkable car that inspired Adam Ambro to create this epic fine car art poster print, carefully issued by Simply Petrol.