1969 Ferrari 365 GTCSOLD

Christie's Retromobile Paris Auction - February, 16 & 17th, 2007

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Estimate 160,000 - 220,000 Euros
Result (incl.) 198,250 Euros

Engine: twelve cylinders in V, single overhead camshaft per bank, 4,390 cc, three twin choke Weber 40 DFI carburettors, 320 bhp at 6,600rpm; Gearbox: five speed manual all synchromesh; Suspension: front and rear independent, coil springs, shock absorbers; Brakes: Girling four wheel disc. Left hand drive

Model History

The 365 GTC, which replaced the 330 GTC at the end of 1968, was externally distinguishable from its predecessor by the repositioned air vents which were removed from the flanks and relocated in the hood just in front of the windscreen. The extra 400 cc in engine size increased the power output by 20 bhp and more importantly the torque from 33.2 to 37mkg, noticeably improving the various acceleration times. Only 151 cars were produced. The main reason for the 365 GTC being phased out quite rapidly was the increasingly strict safety laws in the U.S.A. Ferrari was willing to play by the rules but only with new models. As an intermediate model it was manufactured in small quantities, which adds to its attraction. With only a handful of these cars built, they are rare and in our opinion highly collectible. The quality of the model can perhaps best be summarized by the number of distinguished Ferrari aficionados who have owned them, this car being a perfect example of this fact. The short wheelbase of 2,400mm coupled with the 4.4 litre powerplant make this the ultimate choice of the understated model for the real connaisseur.

Specific history of this car

The 365 GTC Christie's is proud to be offering for sale comes with photocopies of invoices for over 65,000 Euros by French Ferrari Importer Ch. Pozzi dating back to 1998, then the property of well known historic car enthusiast Mr. Ruiz Picasso. These invoices include the period through till 2004 when the car was the property of Mr. Pierre Gosselin at which time it underwent a complete engine rebuild at Ch. Pozzi for a cost of over 40,000 Euros. This is accompanied by another invoice for close to 8,000 Euros for work on the bodywork and a full respray by ODS Automobiles in Asnières. The car was subsequently acquired by the current owner on July 12th 2005 when it joined his impressive stable of models from Maranello.

The Ferrari is accompagnied by a comprehensive photographic record of the painstaking restoration it underwent in 2004. Now presented in near concours condition it has the desirable option of factory fitted air- conditioning, a complete tool roll and more modern radio CD player. In addition a full length stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted. The car has seen regular use, currently showing 22,645 kms on the odometer, the mileage it is believed to have covered since the full engine rebuild. Christie's highly recommend close inspection of this 365GTC, a superb example of a model that has justifiably doubled in value over the past four years.

Reference Number 6918

as of 2/1/2007

Car 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
VIN 12099 
Exterior / Interior Color      Light Blue /      Beige 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims, Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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