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Lot 29

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $858,000

Estimate

$700,000 - $850,000

Chassis

12541

Car Highlights

One of Only 150 Examples Built
Ferrari’s Ultimate Vintage Grand Touring Coupe
Documentation Including Copies of Factory Build Sheets, ACI Registration and
History by Marcel Massini
Desirably Preserved

Technical Specs

4,390 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Three Weber 40 DFI/7 Twin-Choke Carburetors
320 BHP at 6,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and
Shock Absorbers
Register to Bid

Immobiliare Carine, Milan, Italy (acquired in 1969)Eterna Filippone, Milan, Italy (acquired from the above in 1971)Marco Tronchetti Provera, Milan, Italy (acquired from the above in 1973)Leonard Schammel, Milan, Italy/United States (acquired from the above in 1974)Earl Gandel, new york, new york (acquired circa 1975)Judd Goldfelder (acquired in 1986)kirk White, new Smyrna Beach, Florida (acquired from the above in 1999)Hans Mathon, San Francisco, California (acquired in 1999)Current Owner (acquired in 2000)

Vintage Ferrari Concours, Carmel Valley, California, August 1992 and 199331st Annual FCA International Concours d’Elegance, Monterey, California, August 1994Rosso Rodeo Concours, Beverly Hills, California, April 1995Concorso Italiano, Carmel Valley, California, August 1998

The 365 Grand Touring Coupe (or GTC), was the ultimate mechanical development of Ferrari’s luxurious late 1960s road car. Positioned as a refined street model, the GTC first appeared at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show featuring the same four-liter engine first introduced in the 330 GT 2+2. In the smaller and lighter GTC, the motor provided performance dividends, and the new Pininfarina coachwork was exceptionally elegant – combining the prior Ferrari cues of an oval-shaped grille and tapered tail with new features, such as slim pillars and an airy cabin.

Viewed by many enthusiasts as the proper replacement for the beloved 250 GT Lusso, which lacked a true successor after being discontinued in 1964, the 330 GTC was made in a limited quantity of 598 examples. In late 1968, the model was replaced by the improved 365 GTC, which enlarged the long-running Colombo V-12 to a displacement of 4.4 liters. The new Tipo 245/C engine would be Ferrari’s last V-12 to feature single overhead camshafts.

The 365’s most notable physical difference from its GTC predecessor was the relocation of the front cooling vents from the fenders to the hood. Far rarer than the 330 GTC, the 365 was made in a sparing run of just 150 examples and, in many respects, the model can be considered the ultimate evolution of Ferrari’s vintage touring coupe, both refined and sporting.

This ideally presented late-production 365 GTC is documented with copies of its factory build sheets, an Automobile Club d’Italia registration, and a history report by Marcel Massini. Equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, and a Blaupunkt radio, chassis no. 12541 was originally finished in Grigio Mahmoud paint over an interior of blue leather. Other than a respray in its original color in 1994, this car is believed to be largely original and displays excellent quality in its brightwork, interior, and Borrani wire wheels mounted with correct Michelin XWX tires. Also accompanied by a set of Campagnolo alloy wheels, as well as books and tools, this beautiful and rare Ferrari has been maintained by one knowledgeable and fastidious owner over the past 14 years and is documented with yearly service receipts over the course of that period.

As the GTC models have recently evolved into the next highly sought-after Ferrari, well-restored examples have increasingly appeared on the show fields of FCA events and prestigious concours d’elegance. This newfound popularity only further distinguishes pristine, unrestored examples such as this car, which should make an ideal entrant in concours competition. A highly presentable example of the exceedingly rare 365 GTC, this Ferrari promises to delight as a collectable worthy of continued preservation, event display, or potential sympathetic restoration.