1969 Ferrari 365

GT 2+2 Engine and mechanics well rebuilt

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2/1969
  • Mileage 
    22 724 km / 14 121 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Azzurro Metallizzato
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    320 PS / 236 kW / 316 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Model History

The Ferrari 365 was Ferrari's large front-engine, rear-wheel-drive 2- and 2+2-seater grand tourer line.

The 365 California was the first one in the line-up and replaced the 500 Superfast in 1966. Its 4.4 L V12 engine was based on the 330's 4.0 L Colombo unit, but with an increased bore of 81 mm. This resulted in an engine capable of producing around 320 BHP at 6.600 RPM. Integrating the gearbox with the final drive gave these cars a nicely balanced 50:50 weight distribution. The 365 California used the same chassis as the 500 Superfast but with an evolutionary cabriolet body styled by Pininfarina. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966, just 14 examples were produced (including 2 right hand drive), before production ended in 1967. Whilst the prototype was built on a 330 GT 2+2 type 571 chassis, production cars featured the type 598 chassis. Chassis' were sent to Pininfarina's Grugliasco plant to be bodied and trimmed which were later returned to Ferrari for fitment of the mechanical components.

The most popular 365 model was 1968's 365 GT 2+2, replacing the 330 GT 2+2. Unlike the 330 GT 2+2 car it replaced, which had a live rear axle on leaf springs, the 365 GT 2+2 had independent rear suspension rather than the live axle of the 365 California.

Styled by Pininfarina, the car was a pure masterpiece, with a long roof line. The exterior of the 365 GT 2+2 resembles a lot of ingredients of the Ferrari 500 Superfast with the headlamps again nestled in nacelles. The 365 GT 2+2 looked like a fast and also luxurious car at the same time. It was a luxurious car with leather seats, power steering and brakes, electric windows, and optional air conditioning. It quickly became the company's top-selling model with about 800 produced in four years, 52 of which were right hand drive.

This example

This car is a very beautiful example of a 365 GT 2+2 from February 1969. The car was delivered to an Italian client directly from the factory on 3 March 1969. The body color used was Azzurro Metallizzato (light blue metallic) and the internal trim was originally in black leather. In 1977 the car was sold to Mr. R. Goatley, London, UK. In early 1986 the car was exported to the Netherlands and in 1989 the car was sold through a Ferrari dealer. The current and 5th Dutch owner bought the car in 2013 through VSOC and later performed an impressive 70.000,- Euro overhaul at well known specialists in 2017. The car was only run in since (2.000 km).

Overall this wonderful car is in very good and original condition and shows perfect panel fit. The interior was renewed a few years ago with lovely beige leather. The car still features its very attractive Azzurro Metallizzato and comes with a lot of records of service history which shows that has always been well maintained.

If you are looking for an elegant, fast and luxurious Ferrari, this is the car! These elegant cars are a treat to drive and still very fast with the 4.4 litre V12 delivering 320 bhp and also remarkably comfortable.

With the engine and mechanics well rebuilt this car is ready for a new enthusiast !

A very tempting offer.

Price is Euro 245.000,-.

This car has arrived in our showroom and is available for viewing.