1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 on Congress Ave.

Written by Ken Altes

John Lennon’s first car was a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 and was the same color as this one. He must have enjoyed it because he drove it a lot — covering about 20k miles before selling it after two years.  Imagine the high speed get-aways from the paparazzi.

Powered by a 300-hp version of the Colombo V-12, and designed by American Tom Tjaarda, it has four wheel independent suspension and disc brakes.

Glamorous Sandra West, a rich oil heiress, owned a 1964 Ferrari 330 GT and stipulated in her will that she “be buried next to my husband in a lace nightgown seated in my Ferrari with the seat comfortably slanted.”  Her husband, Ike West, died under mysterious circumstances at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel in 1968, his fortune made from Texas oil and cattle.  A sad and lonely Sandra died at 37 from an overdose.  She and her blue Ferrari rest together under a simple stone at the San Antonio Masonic Cemetery. But, this is not the only story of a buried Ferrari. 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Austin Texas1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Austin TX1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Austin TX rear1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Austin TX Pininfarina1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Austin TX front

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