A Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Purchased Under an Olive Tree in Sicily
Back in 1977, Santo and Frank Spadaro of Dominick's European Car Repair (which we recently featured) traveled with their father from New York to obtain a pristine ’66 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 series 2 from where it rested underneath an olive tree in Messina, Sicily, for an unbelievable steal. The brothers are now the caretakers of this enviable beauty. Taking two-lane secondary roads such as via Aurelia and via Flaminia, they drove through Calabria and Rome until they ended in Savona. Calabria is in the deep south of Italy and Savona is in the north close to France almost so it's quite a drive!
The car would make a trip to the Grand Prix and Mrs. Spadaro would pack the boys sandwiches. An hour and a half before the race would start, they would throw their sandwiches on the manifold until they were hot and ready. Needless to say, the car has been with the family through a multitude of sentimental moments.