1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4


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The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a fabulous time for Ferrari. Its flagship 365 GTB/4 Daytona was a resounding success and Enzo’s ‘big risk’ the Dino 246 was also selling very well. Ferrari wanted to continue with his tradition of producing high performance ‘Grand Touring’ cars and needed a successor to the 365 GT 2+2 and 365 GTC. He opted to continue with a 2+2 configuration – enter the 365 GTC/4.

The Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was first shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show and the unique Pininfarina design took some styling cues from its ‘big brother’, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. It shares the same chassis and engine block from the Daytona but the focus on this car was to ensure it was a comfortable, luxurious, high performance GT car. It had power steering, electric windows and air conditioning as standard.

The model received good reviews in period and 505 cars were built in a short production run from 1971 to 1972. It was succeeded by the wedge shaped 365 GT/4 2+2.

Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4.This particular example is a very rare factory right hand drive example (1 of 31 delivered new to the UK) and it was purchased in February 2011 and imported into Australia by its previous owner back in May 2012.

The car has a known history from new. It was ordered on the 8th January 1971 with exterior colour ‘grigio le sancy’, light blue upholstery with dark blue carpets. The car was finally delivered to its first owner a Mr Bert Caira from Dundee in Scotland in May 1972! The car is understood to have passed to its second owner, Maurice Ravens, in 1988 and then its third owner, Michael Berry, in 2004. The car’s fourth owner acquired the car through UK Ferrari specialists DK Engineering in February 2011. The car underwent a major refurbishment in 2005 which included an engine rebuild and repaint. The mechanical works were completed by Ferrari specialist Kent High Performance Cars.

Once the car was imported into Australia its fastidious owner decided to have the paintwork redone and the interior re-trimmed in black leather. This car is very well known to Oldtimer Australia having been sold by us back in June 2015 to its current owner. The mileage at that time was 31,324 miles. The car joined a significant collection and now a change in circumstances has resulted in this stunning GTC/4 being offered for sale. The car has been sparingly used in the last three years and today the odometer reads 31,925 miles.

Today the car presents and drives beautifully. The paintwork is excellent as is all of the chrome and the trim. Given the interior has been re-trimmed within the last thousand miles or so it is ‘like new’ and the cockpit is a lovely place to be. The car starts on the button and the engine pulls strongly, as you would expect given it has only done circa 12,000 mile since it was rebuilt. The car is tight on the road with no rattles or squeaks.

The car has been meticulously cared for since arriving in Australia and it has been regularly serviced and maintained. The car is fitted with ‘as new’ Borrani wire wheels, which were an option new and they really suit the car. The original Cromodora alloy wheels and a set of colour coded fibreglass bumpers will accompany the car.

To ensure this car is a more usable classic the previous owner has fitted Black Stallion electronic ignition, a modern A/C system which blows ice cold air and electronic cooling fans to improve the efficiency of the cooling system. The previous owner also complained of a noisy gearbox when he first got the car and swapped the aluminium case gearbox from this car with a steel case gearbox from a 365 GT/4 2+2.

Highlights:

–  A UK delivered, factory RHD example.

– Full books in the correct leather wallet.

– Original brief case tool kit and jack kit.

– Fitted with Borrani wire wheels. 

– The original Cromodora wheels accompany the car.

– Fitted with Becker radio.

– Has a custom car cover.

– A comprehensive history file.

– With only (circa) 40 factory RHD Ferrari 365 GTC/4’s built, these cars are very rare with perhaps only six or seven examples remaining in Australia.

Price – enquire.

 

 

 


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  • Ferrari 365 GTC/4
  • 1972
  • Coupe
  • Manual
  • 31,925 miles
  • 4390cc

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