1969 Ferrari 365

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    162
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 was introduced in 1968 as the replacement for the 330 GT 2+2. The beautifully proportioned Pininfarina design featured independent, self-leveling rear suspension and optional air-conditioning. The luxurious 365 GT 2+2 became a top-selling model for Ferrari, with 800 produced over four years.

This Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, chassis 12957, was delivered new in 1969 to a Chicago resident who soon relocated to Florida, where the vehicle was driven sparingly. The Ferrari briefly changed ownership again before being acquired in 1986 by a New York-based collector of Italian cars. He kept the 365 in a darkened underground garage, and during his 29 years of ownership he added just 1,000 miles. As a result, the lustrous Blu Chiaro paint, which is stated by the consignor to be largely original, and the upholstery and wood dash appear astonishingly well preserved despite being nearly 50 years old. The consignor acquired the 2+2 in 2015 and treated it to an extensive mechanical service by a marque specialist. It then earned a well-deserved First in Class in the 1949–75 preservation category at the 2016 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida.

Presented today essentially as it was first delivered, this 365 GT 2+2 displays less than 25,000 miles and is accompanied by restoration receipts as well as period photos. This magnificent Ferrari with room for four will make for a wonderful grand tourer for its next owner.