1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2SOLD

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2 2

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To be offered at auction at RM Sotheby's Monterey event, August 13-15, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/.

Chassis No.
11893

Estimate:
$325,000 - $425,000

320 bhp, 4,390 cc SOHC V-12 engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 104.2 in.


European-specification example with left-hand drive
Well-preserved restoration in attractive colors
Matching-numbers engine
Offered with a complete tool kit, jack, and owner's manual

Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1967, the 365 GT 2 2 was the largest and most luxurious Ferrari model to date, carrying forward the growing demand for high-speed transport with accommodations for up to four passengers. Designed and constructed by Pininfarina, it had a low-slung fastback design and was the first Ferrari to be equipped with standard power steering and power brakes. The 365 GT 2 2 was also the Modenese company's first 2 2 with self-leveling independent rear suspension.

The 4.4-liter single overhead-camshaft V-12 engine was fitted with three Weber carburetors and produced 320 horsepower. Such performance was combined with a luxurious interior to make a most impressive grand tourer. Plush leather, luxurious veneered trim panels, the last wood-rimmed steering wheel in a production Ferrari, air conditioning, a stereo, and standard power windows completed the interior appointments. By the time production ended in 1971, Ferrari had built approximately eight hundred 365 GT 2 2s, accounting for half of Ferrari production in its three-year run.

The car offered here, chassis number 11893, was built to European specifications, with left-hand drive and metric instruments, and it was delivered through Torino dealer Italcar S.A. to a local resident, Mr. Schreiber, in June 1969. It was registered as TO D 09929 and serviced and maintained by the Ferrari Factory Assistenza Clienti at Viale Trento Trieste in Modena.

At some point in the early 1970s, the car was exported to the U.S.A. and was acquired in 1974 by Richard S. Scarpellini, of St. Louis, Missouri, who drove it in the FCA Tour de Saint Louis in nearby Westport in September of that year. In 1979, it passed through Foreign Cars Italia of North Carolina to Jim Francis, of Roanoke, Virginia, and then to David G. Seibert, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Fred Von Basedow, of Moline, Illinois.

Von Basedow apparently owned the car until the late 1980s, when it was acquired by Ralph D. Crosby Jr., of California. Mr. Crosby displayed the car at the Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1995, by which time it was reported to have undergone a complete restoration, including a bare-metal repaint in black, with new leather interior, carpeting, and headliner installed. When sold in 1997, it had reportedly completed only 2,000 miles since its completion.

Well-preserved since and reportedly still fully matching-numbers, including its original engine, this is a handsome example of a comfortable, powerful, adept grand tourer, offered with its original tool kit, owner's manual, and jack.

Reference Number 363605

as of 8/19/2015

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Car 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
VIN 11893 
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