1965 Ferrari 'shark nose' GT to star in Scottsdale auction

A unique "shark nose" 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is to cross the block at Russo & Steele's Scottsdale 2016 auction on January 27-31.

The lot was originally owned by Houston businessman John W Mecom, founder of the New Orleans Saints football team.

Ferrari shark nose
The 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 displays unique modifications

Shortly after he bought the car, Mecom had it shipped to Italy for modification. The front grill was enlarged and the headlights altered - giving the car an unusual profile.

The auction house comments: "Said to be one of Enzo Ferrari's favorite models, just over a thousand 330 GT 2+2s were built along two distinct series between 1964 and 1967…

"The offering of 6537 GT provides a truly exciting and rare opportunity for Ferrari connoisseurs to own a truly unique design statement, based on one of Ferrari's best V-12 GT cars of the 1960s and carrying fascinating history."

The car spent around 30 years in storage until 2007, when it was rediscovered and extensively refurbished.

While there is no estimate available for the model, Darin Roberge of Russo & Steele told car news site Autoblog: "We expect this amazing, one of a kind automobile to cross six figures several times over."

Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction will feature a unique car designed by Boyd Coddington.

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