1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2SOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $90,000 - $120,000
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

$74,250 Sold

320bhp 4,390cc. V12 engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with coil springs, four-wheel hydraulically-actuated power-assisted disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,650mm (104.2")

The demand among Ferrari ’ s clients for a comfortable and luxurious high speed automobile with accommodations for at least four passengers was strong, leading to the 250 GTE and 330 GT 2+2. This trend continued with the introduction of the 365 GT 2+2, one of the most refined and luxurious Ferraris built.

The new 365 GT model incorporated many changes that enhanced its desirability when first introduced. The 365 GT 2+2 was the first Ferrari with standard power steering and power brakes. Additionally, it was the first Ferrari 2+2 with independent rear suspension. A radio with power antenna was also standard equipment along with power windows. The instrument panel and central “ stack ” were covered with teak veneer and the steering wheel was wood-rimmed for the last time in a production Ferrari.

The 365 GT 2+2 ’ s body was designed and built by Pininfarina who also assembled the cars before shipping them to Maranello for installation of the mechanical components. Pininfarina ’ s design skillfully continued the style that began with the 500 Superfast and 365 GT and achieved a harmonious design. The oval air intake, characteristic Ferrari eggcrate grille, chrome cavallino rampante emblem and delicate quarter bumpers with integrated parking lights would leave no doubt in the minds of drivers being overtaken that this was a Ferrari. The flanks were plain and the greenhouse was supported by thin pillars that allowed for plenty of glass and excellent visibility.

Ferrari built some 800 during the 365 GT 2+2 ’ s five years in production from 1967 until 1971, demonstrating the market ’ s willingness to pay top dollar for the power of its Weber-carbureted 4.4-liter single overhead camshaft V12 engine making 320 horsepower and the roadholding and excellent ride of the all-independent suspension. Unlike its contemporaries from Ferrari, which used transaxles, the 365 GT 2+2 ’ s five-speed gearbox was mounted to the engine, with power transformed via a torque tube to the frame-mounted differential.

The handsome grand touring Ferrari we have the pleasure of presenting here is an excellent example that has benefited from over $60,000 spent on a mechanical restoration since 2000. This included a complete engine rebuild as well as a new stainless exhaust, new brakes, shocks, suspension, air conditioning and full servicing. All receipts of the work are included in the sale of the car and will be available to view onsite at the auction for those interested bidders. Most recently, the Ferrari was also given a no-expense-spared repaint earlier this year. Accordingly, the 365 GT looks as good as it drives and is an excellent, very useable V12 Ferrari that still remains attractively affordable. We encourage close examination of this fit driving and rare Ferrari as it showcases the very essence of the Italian thoroughbred ’ s race-inspired history while offering its driver and passenger the appointments of a luxurious hand-built Italian grand touring car.

Reference Number 5839

as of 1/10/2007

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Car 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
VIN 13583  
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