Jay Leno is not a Ferrari guy, or more specifically, he’s not a modern Ferrari guy. His issue with cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia is simple: there’s nothing under the hood that an owner can turn wrenches on, as all service needs to be done by an authorized Ferrari dealer.
Older Ferraris, on the other hand, still have an appeal to Leno, as well as his friend (and fellow comedian) Adam Carolla. In an attempt to lure Leno to the dark side of vintage Ferrari love, Carolla stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage with his 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 for a show and tell session, followed by an eventful drive.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was produced from 1964 to 1967, and less than 1,100 were built in total. Powered by a 4.0-liter V-12 good for a minimum of 340 horsepower, the 330 GT 2+2 never had the same collector appeal as its predecessor, the Ferrari 250 series. While still valuable, 330 GT 2+2s don’t command the same prices as other Ferraris of similar vintage.
Like any car that’s pushing 50 years old, Carolla’s Ferrari has a few mechanical issues with it. After running out of gas with Leno at the wheel, the car developed a vibration and squeal from an improperly lubricated speedometer cable, which eventually caused the speedometer needle to fall off during the brief drive.
We’re sure Jay’s staff of trained mechanics set things to right rather quickly, assuming that the speedometer cable didn’t require replacement. The good news about having Jay Leno as a friend is that he’s guaranteed to have any tool you need at hand.