1976 Ferrari 365

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1976
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    18815
  • Engine number 
    18815
  • Lot number 
    853
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £45000 - £55000. <p> </p><ul><li> One of only 109 UK, right-hand drive 365 GT4 2+2s</li><li> 4.4-litre V12 unit producing 340bhp at 7000rpm. Manual gearbox </li><li> Comprehensive service history. Extensive expenditure over the years </li><li> Supplied with a fresh MOT and UK V5c</li></ul><p> </p><p>At the Paris Auto Salon in 1972, Ferrari unveiled an all-new car to the world. It was a fast, svelte and elegant 2+2 powered by their legendary VI2 engine, and was the most expensive series produced by Ferrari for 17 years. The initial model was the 365 GT4 2+2, which was later followed by the 400 and 412 series, and with manufacture ceasing in 1989, these four-seaters enjoyed the longest production run of any Ferrari model. The 365 GT4 2+2 is easily distinguished from its successors by its six rear tail lights, knock-off alloy wheels, and lack of a front spoiler and was produced between 1972 and 1976. Production totalled 521 cars and just 133 of these were right-hand drive.</p><p>The bodies were built and fully trimmed at the Pininfarina works in Turin, and then shipped to the Ferrari factory in Maranello for the installation of the mechanical components. Under the bonnet, Ferrari squeezed in a 4.4-litre V12 unit producing 340bhp at 7000rpm resulting in the world's most potent full four-seater at the time. Despite its 1,450 kilos, the car galloped from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds and was capable of a top speed of 155 mph.</p><p>We are pleased to offer this particular UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 finished in Silver metallic with a blue leather interior. Its service history is peppered with evidence that significant sums of money have been spent in the past looking after the health of this distinctive car. On one occasion, £19,000, £16,000 on another, and further amounts of £5,000 from time to time, all detailed in its most comprehensive service history which indicates a total expenditure of an incredible £137,069.20! The bulk of the work was conducted by a classic car specialist who rebuilt the engine and restored the bodywork over three years from 1993 to 1996 and it subsequently came third in its class at the 1996 Ferrari Owners Club Concours d'Elegance with details in the file.</p><p>The 365's engine bay is filled to bursting point with that colossal 4.4-litre, V12 complete with its stainless steel exhaust which is notoriously expensive to replace and merely highlights the fact that no expense has been spared on the upkeep of this car over the years.</p><p>Prior to our vendor's purchase two years ago, some work was carried out on the exhaust system with new manifolds and gaskets, sundry service items, attention to the brakes and an annual service, at an odometer reading of 4,555 miles (we presume the car has gone 'round the clock'). Supplied with a UK V5c the car will have a new MoT prior to the sale. <br />The guide price represents around a third of the car's restoration costs, making this is a fantastic alternative to a similarly priced, but considerably more common Aston or Maserati, and is a tempting proposition given the past expenditure. Early four-seat Ferraris have recently returned to favour, and the 365 has a certain amount of cachet given its siblings are the famed Daytona and Berlinetta Boxer, which is some family tree.</p>