Ferrari 365 GT 2+2.
By the mid-1960s, fifty percent of all Ferraris produced were being built as 2+2’s, and following on from the success of its first such model, the 250 GTE of 1960, Ferrari introduced the 330GT 2+2 in January 1964. Its replacement, the 365GT 2+2, was launched at the Paris Auto Show in October 1967. Sleekly styled in the manner of the limited edition 500 Superfast, the 365GT 2+2 was the most refined Ferrari to date and one of the last of the great Jano designed V12 engined models.
Developing 320bhp in its 365GT incarnation, the well-proven 4.4-litre V12 engine virtually the same power unit as a Daytona and coupled to a five-speed gearbox. The car's blistering performance - top speed 150mph, 0-60mph in 7.0 seconds - was restrained by Girling ventilated discs all round. The model was endowed with that unusual combination of fine handling and a supple ride, the 365GT 2+2 was rated by Car magazine as 'the most civilized Ferrari yet’.
This particular 365 GT 2+2, was recently inspected by a leading Ferrari specialist. He described the car as an excellent and correct example, in first class mechanical order.
We understand the car has had just 3 owners from new and the odometer reading of just over 62,000 Kms is believed to be accurate.
This car left Maranello in the summer of 1968. Chassis number 11699 and was one of the first examples built of that model. Finished in the desirable Azzuro Metalico paint with Nero Hide, the car comes with its original wallet, handbook and complete original tool kit, jack and is fitted with power steering and air condition. Last purchased by a European Ferrari enthusiast in 1998, this fine motorcar has undergone a restoration to all aspects of the car over a period of several years. Work includes full respray to the original colour of Azzuro Metalico, an interior re-trimmed and a refurbishment of the Borrani wheels.
Mechanically the transmission, clutch, electrical system and other components were overhauled along with engine in recent years. Only 800 examples produced, this rare car is definitely a wonderful addition to a discerning collection.
A sure investment for the years to come, and certainly one of the best examples we’ve ever seen.