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Making its debut at 1967’s Paris Auto Show, the 365 GT 2+2 emerged as the most luxurious and best-equipped Ferrari model in the hallowed company’s history. In addition to its sleek Pininfarina bodywork, the 365 GT 2+2 was the first Ferrari equipped with power steering and brakes as standard equipment, as well as Ferrari’s first self-leveling rear suspension. Unlike the balance of the product line, which used transaxles, the gearbox of the 365 GT 2+2 was mounted behind the engine and routed power to a conventional differential. The SOHC 320 bhp, 4.4-liter V-12 included triple twin-choke Weber carburetors, good for sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just over seven seconds and capable of top speeds over 145 mph. After a successful run, the 365 GT 2+2 was taken out of production in 1971, with approximately 800 examples having been built.
Imported through Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors, and specified from new in silver over black leather, 365 GT 2+2, no. 13069, has benefited from single Southern California ownership since the consignor acquired it from local enthusiast Stephen Buff in 1987. Enjoyed throughout the years, both as an occasional driver and even for short stints as primary transportation for the owner and his family, the Ferrari has been kept in a fine state of tune throughout the consignor’s tenure with the car.
In recent years, 13069 received new paint and a beautifully re-trimmed leather interior, its three Weber carburetors have been rebuilt, and the shock absorbers, self-leveling suspension, and brakes were similarly addressed. The Borrani wire wheels have been restored and received a new set of Michelin XWX tires, and a new windshield was installed. For added reliability, the auxiliary cooling fans and alternators have been upgraded. In all, the consignor estimates that nearly $100,000 has been spent over the years maintaining the 2+2, and he has thoroughly enjoyed his 28 years of ownership; though it should be noted that the air-conditioning system has not received its R134a update and is currently not operational.
When searching for an Enzo-era Ferrari, long-term West Coast history represents a major step in the right direction and this handsome 365 GT 2+2 is one such example. Whether taking part in Ferrari Club activities or on a leisurely coastal jaunt, 13069 is sure to please its next caretaker with its prodigious performance and inimitable Italian charm.