1969 Ferrari 365 GTCSOLD
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Estimate: $200,000-$250,000 US

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $209,000

320bhp, 4,380cc V12 engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with coil springs, four-wheel hydraulically actuated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400mm (94.5")

The predecessor to the 365 GTC was introduced to the world at the Geneva Auto Show in 1966. The 330 GTC was a happy marriage of three elements: the chassis of the 275 GTB, the new larger engine from the 330 GT 2+2, and sleek new two seater coachwork penned by Pininfarina.

The body itself was derived from two of Ferrari ĺ s most admired designs. The nose came from the 400 Superamerica, and the tail was from the 275GTS. The result is highly admired today as the quintessential two place GT car of the period. The chassis was highly advanced for the time, utilizing Ferrari ĺ s competition-inspired rear mounted transaxle, four-wheel disc brakes, and four-wheel independent suspension.

In late 1968, a new engine displacing 4.4 litres was installed, thus creating the 365 GTC. With the exception of the larger engine and the removal of the 330 GTC ĺ s fender vents, the 365 GTC was otherwise very similar to its predecessor. In total, about 150 365 GTCs were produced, making them relatively rare, and consequently attractive to collectors today.

The handsome matching numbers grand touring Ferrari we have the pleasure of presenting here was the 140th 365 GTC built. It was delivered new to Ferrari agent Gastone Crepaldi in July of 1969. Its second owner was purportedly Sergio Cassano, former president of the Ferrari Owners Club of Italy, family friend of Enzo Ferrari and author of several books on the marque. It was subsequently sold two more times, once in 1984 and again in 2000. The current owner purchased the car in late 2005 at auction in Gstaad, Switzerland and shipped it to North America.

The Ferrari is finished in metallic chestnut brown (marrone metallizato). Its interior has recently been retrimmed in black leather with new black carpets, retaining its original golden teak wood dash. The 365 GTC is fitted with factory air conditioning and power windows. The car comes with the original owners wallet, original manuals and original tool roll containing most of the original tools. The odometer reads 87,000 kilometers (54,000 miles), which is believed to be actual as it corresponds with the mileage recordings on the work receipts dating back to 1984 which also come with the car.

Not surprisingly, this was the model Enzo Ferrari chose as his daily driver, even long after production ended. The 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC will provide as much enjoyment to its next owner as it did to Enzo Ferrari himself.

Reference Number 11486

as of 7/21/2007

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Car 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
VIN 12713 
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