Lot 227: 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2
Ferrari's dominance of the sports car market in the 1960's is legendary. The models produced were ground breaking, elegant and were instant classics even then. Their popularity has only increased with age and the values have continued to rise, gaining the cars iconic status throught the World of fine Automobiles. It is the company's foray into the luxuary Grand Touring market that is perhaps undervalued in todays market as these cars were equally as exciting and ground braking. For without their conception, modern luxuary GT performance cars would have no marker to start from. Keen to fill this spot Ferrari aimed these cars directly at wealthy business men, customers who infact may have already possesed an existing two seater Ferrari. This style of Grand Tourer started with the 365 Series, introduced in the late 1960's and stayed in production until the early part of the 1970's when it was superceeded by the 400 series. The first version was the 365 GT 2+2, was powered by the Columbo designed single overhead cam 4390 cc V-12 engine which breathed through three Weber carburetors and was capable of producing around 300 bhp. This in turn was replaced by the 365 GT4 2+2, the familiar Pininfarina style body staying in production until the final 412 version ceased in 1989. This example here is one of just 109 UK right hand drive cars produced from a total production of 525. Produced in 1973 and finished in blue with a black leather interior this fine example is has had just two former owners from new. Supplied with the car is a history file containing many bills for work undertaken. In total these bills amount to a staggering £66,000 plus, there is also a small file containing photographs of a bare metal respray. In addition the car has a full service history from 1984, and MoTs back to 1990 confirming the mileage in 1990 at just 33,000. The current 36,000 miles shown is believed to be correct as we understand the car has been used little in the last few years. Fitted with the same V12 4 cam engine used in the Ferrari Daytona the car also has a manual gearbox, air conditioning and power steering. Complete with an MoT until March 2007, this is great example of a true GT Ferrari.
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