1972 Ferrari 365

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    171
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Produced for merely two years, the Ferrari GTC/4 was designed as the refined touring-car sister to the legendary Daytona. First unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1971, the GTC/4 introduced a wind tunnel-developed Pininfarina 2+2 coupe in the tradition of the 365 GTC. The GTC/4 was based on the same Colombo-designed V-12 engine and employed sidedraft Weber carburetors, allowing for an even lower, sleeker hood line than the Daytona.

An integrated resin front bumper minimized brightwork, giving the car a clean and contemporary appearance. Innovative self-leveling Koni shocks were employed in the rear, and air-conditioning was standard. Sold in far fewer numbers than its Daytona and Dino stablemates, the GTC/4 today is prized for its refined manners, rewarding driving characteristics, and stirring exhaust note.

According to notes provided by the consignor, in 1978 this 365 GTC/4, showing 2,936 miles, was purchased from Ron Tonkin by legendary collector and enthusiast Richard Slobodien of West Orange, New Jersey. Later, the GTC/4 was acquired by noted Porsche collector Frank Gallogly. It was then purchased by the consignor in 1984 showing 5,787 miles. In the 33 years under its current ownership, the Ferrari has been lovingly maintained, and it displayed less than 7,500 miles when catalogued. It wears the iconic Cromodora knock-off alloy wheels made famous by the 365 series cars. Quintessentially Ferrari, this GTC/4 is finished in extremely rare Arancio (orange) with optional black Connolly full-leather interior.

Possessing the DNA of the Daytona, this Ferrari GTC/4 offers a handsome four-seat grand tourer with plenty of performance.