1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4SOLD

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Serial Number 15197

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We are pleased to offer 1972 USA model 365 GTC/4 s/n 15197. This is the best running, best driving and best looking 365 GTC/4 we have had in many years. Finished in gorgeous new Rosso Corsa red over a mirror–straight body and fitted with a very nice black leather interior with black carpets. Has had only three well documented long–term owners from new, with the last owner for 27 years.

365 GTC/4 s/n 15197 has just been treated to an engine–out service with the valves set, cams degree’ed, and a new timing chain, new clutch assembly, new motor mounts and a new starter ring gear all fitted. The gearbox has new front and rear shaft seals. The carbs were rebuilt and tuned to perfection and the water pump was rebuilt. The distributors were overhauled and new plugs fitted. All main and secondary seals and gaskets were replaced while the A/C system, cooling system and heater system were rebuilt or serviced and most components replaced. A new brake master was fitted, the calipers were rebuilt and all brake soft lines are new. All shocks and the rear self–levelers were rebuilt and all new ball joints and rear suspension bushings were fitted. Correct USA muffler system. Four new Pirelli P 4000 tires were installed. The engine compartment and chassis were steam cleaned and the engine compartment was painted and detailed. Needless to say the engine, transmission and differential numbers are all correct for this chassis.

The new paint was color sanded and buffed to perfection on a mirror straight body. All wheel wells and under panels were texture coated while the engine compartment was painted. The cam covers and air cleaners were stripped and wrinkle finished. This freshly tuned 365 GTC/4 makes excellent power with no smoke and has excellent oil pressure. The rebuilt suspension is soft and compliant, and the rebuilt brakes stop the car effectively and evenly. Second gear synchro is good, both when warm and cold. This is a wonderfully driving car, and thanks to Factory power steering, all the controls are light to the touch and operate harmoniously. Perhaps no Ferrari of the era achieved such a pleasant balance between performance and luxury, combined with the wonderful Ferrari V–12 exhaust note, as did the 365 GTC/4. All invoices plus detailed photos of the paint work, the color sand and buff, the assembly work and the engine–out service are available on request. Click on the link below for the full ownership and service history and new parts list. Total invoices $34,492.08.

365 GTC/4 s/n 15197 is the best running and best driving 365 GTC/4 we have had in many years and would require little to be ready for the show circuit. Comes with books and the “briefcase” tool set. Priced very right for a great running, great driving 365 GTC/4 and seriously for sale at $109,500 or best offer. We welcome a detailed pre–purchase inspection.

Reference Number 96604

as of 8/20/2010

Overview
Car 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4
VIN 15197 
Mileage 43,669 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

S/n 15197. Identified as 365 GTC/4. Destinazione Modern Classic Motors, USA. Assembly sequence no. 257, body no. 167. (H. Raab “Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I, 2nd ed.”). January 1972 production. USA model. Engine # 510.

 

1972, new to Francisco Mir, authorized Ferrari Dealer for Santa Monica, CA.

 

1972, to first owner.

 

1978, 24 Sept., offered in the L.A. Times by Ferrari of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Red with tan interior.

 

1978, 10 Dec., offered in the L.A. Times by Ferrari of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Red with tan interior.

 

1979, sold to Michael Geller, Beverly Hills, CA.

 

1980, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster as owned by Michael R. Geller, Beverly Hills, CA.

 

1982, 09 Aug., serviced by Hollywood Sports Cars, Inc, 1629 North Gower, Hollywood, CA. New clutch cable, rebuild starter motor, total invoice: $1,059.91.

 

1983, 17 May, sold by Michael Geller through Grand Touring Jems, Inc to Melvin Moultry, Beverly Hills. Sales price: $30,000.

 

1984–1985, listed in the Ferrari Owner’s Club roster as owned by Melvin Moultry, Los Angeles, CA.

 

1984, 23–28 Aug., shown by Melvin Moultry at the International Ferrari Meet, Monterey, CA.

 

1985, shown by Melvin Moultry at the Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix and Concours d’ Elegance.

 

1985, shown by Melvin Moultry at the Santa Barbara Concours.

 

1985, shown by Melvin Moultry at the Newport Invitational Concours, Newport Beach, CA.

 

1985, Sept., featured in Prancing Horse No. 79, pages 19–20.

 

1986, shown by Melvin Moultry at the Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix and Concours d’ Elegance.

 

1986, shown by Melvin Moultry at the Santa Barbara Concours.

 

1986, shown by Melvin Moultry at the Newport Invitational Concours, Newport Beach, CA.

 

1989, 7 Jan.–10 June, for sale in FML by Mel Moultry, Beverly Hills, CA. Red with black. Borranis. Absolutely immaculate. Displayed at numerous concours throughout Southern California during the last five years. Featured in Prancing Horse N. 79p. 20. $250,000 firm.

 

1995, June, at Rosso Rodeo, entered by Moultry.

 

1995, 16 Sept., shown by Melvin Moultry at the Santa Barbara Concours.

 

2002, 19 Dec., mechanical and suspension inspection, disassemble for paint, strip car to bare metal, repair minor body work, repaint complete, total first invoice: $15,527. Total second invoice: $17,125. Total body, strip, paint: $32,652. All paint work completed but never color sanded, buffed, detailed or assembled. Moultry died and the car was tied up for multiple years.

 

2010, April–August, major mechanical service by Rod Drew’s Francorchamps of America:

 

 

Remove and re–install engine, steam clean engine compartment, steam clean frame and suspension, degree cams, adjust valves, re–torque cylinder heads, replace timing chain, replace front “O” rings, replace distributor seals, replace front and rear crank seal, fit new flywheel ring gear, rebuild water pump, replace oil pressure sender, replace all rubber belts, rebuild and setup carburetors, overhaul distributors and install electronic unit in distributors, fit new engine mounts. All new clutch assembly, remove and refit gearbox and replace front and rear gearbox shaft seals.

 

 

Overhaul cooling and A/C systems including recore radiator and install new radiator cooling fan switch, replace all engine compartment heater hoses, replace heater valves, replace heater control cables, replace all engine compartment hoses, install missing thermostat, rebuild A/C compressor, replace A/C receiver dryer, recharge A/C.

 

 

Overhaul suspension and brakes including remove and refit shock absorbers for rebuild, remove and refit rear suspension control arms and replace inner suspension bushings, replace rear helper–springs, replace upper and lower ball joints, remove and rebuild all four brake calipers, replace brake caliper soft lines, replace master cylinder, fit new brake booster hose.

 

 

Color sanded, buff and detail new paint. Re–assembly work including undercoat and blackout under panels and wheel wells, re–assemble interior stainless steel trim, install trim on drivers door, paint and install lower trim, install head light buckets, install bumpers and grill, install emblems. Total mechanical, cooling and A/C system and assembly labor: $20,000.00.

 

 

Sublet including steam clean engine compartment, frame and suspension, recondition and paint four wheels, mount and balance new tires, chemical strip cam covers and air cleaners, wrinkle finish cam covers and air cleaners, rebuild starter, four wheel alignment. Total invoice: $2,501.49.

 

 

New parts includes four new Michelin P 4000 tires, new clutch assembly, front oil line, driver door latch, 6 new carburetor kits, 8 new brake hoses, 12 spark plugs, new timing chain, new heater hoses, 8 new suspension bushings, 2 new engine mounts, new oil pressure sender, new water pump seal, new starter ring gear, 4 new ball joints, front and rear engine main seal, front and rear transmission seals, 2 air filters, 8 silent blocks, rebuilt hood struts, master cylinder rebuild kit, new chrome valve stems. Total parts: $10,990.59. Very good used USA model muffler system: $1,000. Total all three invoices: $34,492.08.

 

2010, August, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s www.Ferraris–online.com.