Registration Number: WHJ443M Chassis Number: 177949
With the intention of competing in the worldwide luxury car market, Ferrari introduced the totally new 365 GT 2+2 at the Paris Salon in October 1967. It bore a strong resemblance to both the 330 GTC Special built for Belgium‘s Princess de Rethy and to the famous 500 Superfast. The car was a technical triumph. It was the first 2+2 Ferrari to have four wheel independent suspensions, which also featured a hydro-pneumatic self levelling system. Power steering and air conditioning were standard, whilst excellent insulation from noise and vibration was achieved by stabilizing the engine, gearbox and rear axle casing in one unit and mounting it all at four points on special rubber bushes.
The engine itself was the new Type 245, with a displacement of 4.4 litres, single overhead camshafts and three Weber carburetors, producing 320 bhp at 6,600 RPM. The car was indeed no slouch - with a top speed of 152 MPH., it could achieve 0-60