Presented here is an exceptional example of perhaps the most undervalued Ferrari.
The 365GTC/4 is the last in the line of hand built front engined V12 Ferraris. Combining the four-cam Columbo V12 with six side draft carburettors enabled a low bonnet line, which was key to the creation of a shape that was ahead of its’ time and has aged gracefully. Unlike the Daytona, the steel and alloy 365GTC/4 body was built by Pininfarina then shipped to Maranello for completion. With a lower production run than the Daytona, the GTC/4 was only built between 1971 and 1973, with 505 leaving the factory.
Period road tests confirm the tremendous breadth of ability that this 162mph sports car still retains today. The glorious V12 was also praised for having a better engine note than the Daytona, and the revised induction and heads endow the 365GTC/4 with an approachable character, making it an ideal and engaging companion. This was the first model of Ferrari to be fitted as standard with power steering and air conditioning and the ‘+2’ configuration gives increased practicality over the Daytona.
Finished in Argento Auteuil paintwork with Blu hide this 365GTC/4 is in stunning condition. Supplied in Italy in 1972 where the car remained until now, it has had only four owners from new.
Sympathetically restored by the last owner 2,500km ago, both the paintwork and interior are in excellent condition. The engine fires easily and settles to a beautifully balanced idle, and once warmed through the drivetrain is the best that I have sampled in this lineage of Ferrari.