1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

Coachwork by Pininfarina
Estimate: $700,000 - $800,000
Chassis: 11989
Engine: 11989

HIGHLIGHTS
The Ultimate GTC; One of Only 168 Examples Built
Delivered New in Rome with Three Long-Term US Owners
Consistently Maintained by François Sicard and John Hajduk
Low-Mileage Car Offered with Books, Jack, and Tool Roll
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini

4,390 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Three Weber 40 DFI Carburetors
320 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Wishbone Suspension and Tubular Shock Absorbers

PROVENANCE
Bruno Caccamo, Rome, Italy (acquired new in January 1969)
Syd Levethan, Stamford, Connecticut (acquired circa 1975)
Private Collector, Connecticut (acquired from the above in 1993)
Current Owner (acquired from the above)

THIS CAR
In 1968, Ferrari quietly updated the popular 330 GTC to feature a 4.4-liter engine with improved torque at lower rpm. Benefiting from increased power and revised styling, the resulting 365 GTC was built in fewer numbers than its predecessor, with just 168 examples completed through 1970. This largely original and meticulously maintained example benefits from the care of three long-term owners, resulting in a finely prepared classic Ferrari that may be enjoyed on the road and presented with confidence.

According to a report produced by marque historian Marcel Massini, chassis 11989 was completed in November 1968, specified with instruments in kilometers and finished in Argento (Silver) paint with a black leather interior. By the end of the year, the 365 GTC was distributed to the official Ferrari dealer in Rome, Motor S.a.S. di Carla Allegretti e C. In early 1969, the car was purchased by Bruno Caccamo, the founder of a garage in Rome. During the 1970s, the 365 GTC was exported to the US and acquired by Syd Levethan of Stamford, Connecticut. The Ferrari would remain in his hands for approximately 15 years. In the early 1990s, the 365 GTC underwent a sympathetic restoration that addressed most cosmetic and mechanical aspects, and at that time the body was refinished in the current red livery, with the interior trimmed in black leather and contrasting red carpets.

Mr. Levethan eventually sold the Ferrari to a private collector around 1993. That owner entrusted its care to famed Ferrari veteran François Sicard, a mechanic who cut his teeth working on Luigi Chinetti’s NART entries at Le Mans during the 1960s. After stints on Formula 1 and Can-Am teams, Sicard founded his own shop in 1979, and he cared for the GTC for roughly 18 years. In early 2011, the car was repainted in Rosso Corsa, and a new exhaust and clutch were installed, soft parts were refreshed, and a full service was completed.

Sold in July 2011 to the consignor, a respected Midwest collector, 11989 has since been entrusted to marque expert John Hajduk of Motorkraft in Indiana for sorting and maintenance. Displaying just 43,144 km at the time of cataloguing, and accompanied by a correct tool roll, jack kit, and handbook set, this fine 365 GTC has recently been serviced with new plugs, and proper new Michelin XWX tires have been mounted on the optional Borrani wire wheels.

The consignor, who has owned many fine Italian sports cars, reports that this particular GTC is an unusually genuine example, in that it has never been fully disassembled for restoration and thus maintains the character of an original, low-mileage Ferrari. Authentically presented, expertly maintained, and complete with the most desirable accessories, this rare 365 GTC can continue to be enjoyed for its rewarding performance on the open road or exhibited at local concours and FCA events.


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