First and rarest of the model; just 525 made
Two owners from new, first for 39 years
Here is what will always be one of the most beautiful designs for a 2+2 coupé you’re ever likely to see – and what’s more, it’s a Ferrari. The work of Leonardo Fioravanti, who was also responsible for the Daytona and the 288 GTO, it is so assured that over the 17-year lifespan of the 365 GT4 2+2 and its successors the 400, 400i and 412, it only underwent the most subtle evolution. The 365 GT4 2+2 – the ‘4’ referring to the engine’s four camshafts – had a V12 derived from that of the Ferrari 365 GTC 4, but with three extra carburettors. Throughout its life it remained the most expensive model in the company’s range and was the Ferrari of choice for personalities such as Mick Jagger, the Shah of Iran and Enzo Ferrari himself.
The featured 365 GT4 2+2 was sold new in Switzerland in 1975 by Ferrari Franchini of Lugano, and its owner preserved it with all due affection for 39 years. In March 2014 it was the second historic vehicle to join the collection of its current proprietor, at which stage it had a by all accounts genuine 54,000km (33,555 miles) on the clock. As is his habit, for someone who believes in regularly using his cars, the collector in question had some mechanical work carried out by the Garage du Trident in Melun, essentially concerning the fuel system (pumps, filters, fuel lines) and then the following year a full mechanical service and the replacement of the air conditioning radiator. In 2015 the paintwork was completely stripped by Carrosserie Mouchet in Pussay and reprayed in the correct Bleu Scuro. The original leather upholstery was in good condition and so was just cleaned and fed, while the marine-blue carpets were replaced. In November 2018, at 65,558km (40,737 miles), the engine was completely rebuilt by V12 Automobiles at a cost of more than 22,000€ and more recently the springs and dampers were replaced for 2882€ excluding labour.
What more can one say? Hellishly beautiful, functioning perfectly, blessed with a fine history and maintained with no expense spared, this is an extremely desirable Ferrari. Accompanied by an impressively thick file of bills, the original handbooks in their wallet and the two factory tool rolls, this fine piece of Maranello machinery is to boot perfectly suited to family life.
This car will be sold during an auction sale organized by AGUTTES Auction House.
It will take place in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on March the 17th, 2019.
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