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1972 Ferrari 356 GTC/4350,000-425,000 USD - Estimate

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

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PROVENANCE R. Moe, San Francisco, California (acquired circa 1972) Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above in 2011) THIS CAR At the 1971 Geneva salon, Ferrari introduced a new grand touring coupe that featured radical new coachwork by Pininfarina and a significant restructuring of the Daytona model’s 4.4-liter engine. Over two years, 501 examples of the 365 GTC/4 were built, and the model’s eye-opening features, many of which were never repeated, have earned it a special place with marque enthusiasts. According to the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, this handsome 365 GTC/4, chassis 14871, completed production in December 1971, specified for the US, and was dispatched to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1972. Later that year, the coupe was sent to a California dealer and soon came into the ownership of Mr. R. Moe in San Francisco, who registered the car with blue California license plates reading, “72 GTC.” Mr. Moe retained possession of his beloved 365 GTC/4 for close to 40 years, and displayed the car at shows in the San Francisco Bay Area including the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. Following Mr. Moe’s passing, the Ferrari was sold by his estate in 2011 to the consignor, a true connoisseur of sporting Italian marques. Following the purchase, the current owner embarked on a significant restoration typical of his very high standards, including rebuilding the carburetors, brakes, and suspension, and fitting the Borrani wire wheels. The valve covers were repainted with correct crackle finish, new KONI shock absorbers were installed, and numerous chassis components and hardware pieces were replated. The exterior was stripped and refinished in Glasurit paint in the correct original color of Grigio Argento Metallizzato (Metallic Silver Gray), and new rubber moldings were installed. The interior featured the rare upholstery design of black Italian leather with seat inserts that were faithfully reproduced in wool, matched to an unblemished sample, by a mill in Scotland. New Wilton wool carpets and “mouse hair” fabric on the dashboard completed the interior refurbishment. The restoration was sympathetically conducted with the intent of retaining as many original components as possible, including the original radio and antenna. Accompanied by a jack, tool kit, and owner’s manuals with warranty card, this beautifully restored 365 GTC/4 retains its original V-12 engine according to its stamping, and is one of the finest examples offered in recent memory. Bidders should note that the process of certifying the car with Ferrari Classiche has been initiated. This unusually upholstered and exquisitely finished Ferrari would complement any collection and is particularly suited for collectors of Maranello’s touring coupes.

Reference Number 583368

as of 7/16/2019

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Lot 062

Gooding & Company - Pebble Beach  Contact  Location
Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Portola Road & Stevenson Drive  Phone  310-899-1960  City  Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, CA 93953  Fax  310-526-6594  State  California
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Car 1972 Ferrari 356 GTC/4