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Plating and Finishes - 330 America

Hopefully this page will evolve to a comprehensive list of the various plating and finishes that Ferrari used on the 330 America.  It is probably accurate for the 250 GTE too.

In general, a semi-gloss black paint was used for the chassis, under hood and trunk areas.

Silver cadmium plated items:

  1. Hood prop rod.
  2. Hood latch pin assembly (on the hood).
  3. Hood safety latch.
  4. Trunk latch catch (part bolted to body).
  5. Trunk latch assembly (part bolted to trunk lid).
  6. Strut that keeps the trunk open.
  7. Ratcheting spark plug wrench and sockets.
  8. Grease gun hose and adaptor.
  9. Grease gun extension (for driveshaft).
  10. Radiator cap(s).
  11. Cheney clamps.
  12. Copiglia clamps.
  13. Cap nuts used on valve covers, etc.
  14. Oil filter wrench.
  15. Door, hood and trunk light switches.
  16. Hood bumper assembly.
  17. Brake calipers.
  18. Horn compressor bracket.
  19. Oil and fuel line fittings (at ends of wire wrapped hoses).
  20. Brake booster.
  21. Socket ends of carburetor linkages.

Nickel plated items:

  1. Pitman arm.
  2. Steering idler arm.
  3. Suspension upper and lower arms.
  4. Grease gun.
  5. Slotted sides of the air cleaner.
  6. Roadmaster horn trumpet locking nuts.

Black wrinkle painted items:

  1. Valve covers, including the Ferrari script.
  2. Chain covers.
  3. Heat shields.
  4. Starter heat shield.
  5. Fuse box cover.
  6. Accelerator upright mounted to LH valve cover.
  7. Accelerator shaft mounts mounted to RH valve cover.
  8. Ignition wiring tubes.
  9. Metal portion of horn compressor.
  10. Back of rear view mirror.

Polished stainless steel items:

  1. Front and rear windshield trim.
  2. Window pillar trim.
  3. Plate on carpet near accelerator.
  4. A pillar jamb trim.
  5. B pillar jamb trim.
  6. Windshield wiper arms and blades.
  7. Rear reflector surrounds.
  8. Front license plate frame (Euro version). 
  9. Vent window inner trim, both vertical and horizontal.
  10. Rain gutter trim.

Polished aluminum items:

  1. Steering wheel spokes and horn button trim.
  2. Hood pad straps.
  3. Horizontal aluminum trim pieces on the inside front and rear areas of  the trunk opening.

Car body color painted items:

  1. Trunk hinges.  Some seem to be body color for the portion mounted on the car while the portion bolted to the trunk is black.
  2. Fuel filler door.
  3. Front fender vents.
  4. Door hinge cover fascias.
  5. Channel around hood and trunk.
  6. ~" around outside on underside of hood and trunk lids.

Black semi-gloss painted items:

  1. Hood safety latch on firewall.
  2. Differential tubes.
  3. Leaf springs.
  4. Underside of hood and trunk lids.
  5. Steering box.
  6. Steering shaft.
  7. Pinch weld strips.
  8. Radiator.
  9. Top and bottom of air cleaner.

Chrome plated items:

  1. Bumpers and overriders.
  2. Front turn signal surrounds.
  3. Headlight trim rings.
  4. Rear brake/tail light surrounds.
  5. License plate light housings.
  6. Backup light housing.
  7. Visor fittings.
  8. Rear view mirror bracket.
  9. Wire wheels.
  10. Rear quarter window surround.
  11. Rear quarter window latches.
  12. Interior light housings.
  13. Fuse box knurled nuts.
  14. Coat hooks.
  15. Turn, headlight and O/D stalks.
  16. Pliers.
  17. T-handle spark plug wrench.
  18. Exterior door handle.
  19. Interior door handle.
  20. Interior door handle escutcheon.
  21. Fuel log.
  22. Ash trays.
  23. Glove box hinges.
  24. Gear shift and locking nut.
  25. Side mirror(s) if so equipped.
  26. Air vent trim between hood and windshield.
  27. Hood release knob.
  28. Electric window switches (or window crank).
  29. Hand brake.
  30. Jack hole plugs.
  31. Knockoffs.
  32. Pininfarina script.
  33. Trim around aluminum panels on lower door panels.
  34. Ferrari horse in grille.
  35. Front license plate frame (US version).
  36. Rear license plate frame (both versions).
  37. Seat back hinges.
  38. Hand hold strap ends.
  39. Vent window surround.
  40. Foot well kick panel trim.
  41. Console hold down screw.
  42. Outside trim at bottom of window in doors.
  43. Circular trim on alloy wheels.
  44. Glove box lock.
  45. Vent window handle.
  46. Grille surround.

Black oxide finish:

  1. In general, most bolts, washers and nuts.
  2. Accelerator shaft.
  3. Clips for ends of accelerator rods (from accelerator shaft to each carburetor).
  4. Threaded rods from accelerator shaft to each carburetor.
  5. Accelerator shaft arms.

Natural finish items:

  1. Oil breather cap(s).  This is unpolished aluminum.
  2. Heater valves (both manual and wire controlled).
  3. Aluminum panels on lower door panel.  These are anodized aluminum.
  4. Inner door sill guards.  These are anodized aluminum.
  5. Outer door sill guards.  These are anodized aluminum.
  6. Grille slats.
  7. Ferrari script.  This is anodized aluminum.
  8. Door latch receiver (in door jamb).  This is unpolished aluminum.
  9. Metal bottom portion of FISPA electric fuel pump.

Silver painted items:

  1. Engine block.
  2. Intake manifolds.
  3. Timing chest.
  4. Chain tensioner.
  5. Differential body (tubes are black).
  6. Transmission.

Black gloss painted items:

  1. Metal top portion of FISPA electric fuel pump.


Comments, corrections and additions gladly accepted.