1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4
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 500 cars were built during 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 car is understood be a very rare Australian delivered, factory right hand drive example. Of the 41 factory right hand drive 365 GTC/4’s only 6 were delivered new to Australia.
This car was originally finished ‘marrone colorado’, a fabulous period colour, with a beige interior. The car was painted blue prior to being sold in 1991. It has known ownership dating back to the mid 1970’s and further research is ongoing to confirm its early history.
In September 1991 the car was sold, through Melbourne based classic and prestige car dealer Dutton Pty Ltd, to a local enthusiast who amassed a significant collection of cars over a very short period of time. He sparingly, and in some cases never, used his cars and they were all stored at the Chequered Flag Stables which was a car storage facility in Moorabbin, a southern suburb of Melbourne. At the time of purchase, the odometer read 72,775 miles. The owner passed away some eighteen months ago and his car collection has just been sold off by his estate.
This car has been in storage and not run for in excess of 25 years and will require recommissioning. We have had a respected Ferrari specialist inspect the car and he confirmed that the engine turns freely by hand.
The paint work on the car is generally good. It has a strong depth of colour and a high gloss, though there are a number of blemishes and imperfections present. Most noticeable are some humidity blisters which are present on a few panels. The external trim, chrome, bumpers and the glass are in good original condition. Inside the cabin, the interior is neat and tidy and the leather remains in good condition. Similarly, the instruments, controls and steering wheel are also in good condition. The carpets have deteriorated and replacing them would lift the car. The engine bay is clean and mechanically the car looks to be have been well cared for.
Today the odometer reads 72,853 miles. The car is incredibly well preserved and presents a unique opportunity.
- Ferrari 365 GTC/4
- 72,853 miles
- 4390 cc