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Purchased New by Movie Icon Albert R. BroccoliAlbert R. Broccoli, Beverly Hills, California (acquired new via Maranello Concessionaires in March 1970)Ronald J. Devine, Corona del Mar, California (acquired in January 1987)Dr. David Walden, Corona del Mar, California (acquired from the above in November 1987)DriverSource, Houston, Texas (acquired from the above in 2014)Current Owner (acquired from the above)
First shown at Paris in 1967, the 365 GT 2+2 took its place as the largest, most luxurious, and best-equipped Ferrari model to date. In addition to sleek Pininfarina-designed-and-built bodywork, the 365 GT 2+2 was the first Ferrari equipped with standard power steering and brakes, as well as with the company’s first self-leveling rear suspension. Unlike its siblings, which used transaxles, the gearbox of the 365 GT 2+2 was mounted in unit with the engine and routed power via torque-tube drive to a frame-mounted differential. The SOHC 320-bhp, 4.4-liter V-12 included triple twin-choke Weber carburetors, good for sprints from rest to 62 mph in just over seven seconds and top speeds over 145 mph. By the end of production in 1971, as few as 800 examples of the 365 GT 2+2 were built.
Numbered 13109 and documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this 365 GT 2+2 is an original left-hand-drive, US-specification model sold new in 1970 by the UK’s Maranello Concessionaires to Albert R. Broccoli, the legendary producer of the James Bond movies. Interestingly, the warranty booklet for 13109 shows delivery on March 11, 1970, to Shawn Peter Bealey, resident of Buckinghamshire, England, home of Pinewood Studios, where Mr. Broccoli did much of his filming. Continuous service records show that Mr. Broccoli imported the Ferrari to Beverly Hills, California, as early as 1975, where it was serviced and maintained by Hollywood Sport Cars with mileage documented throughout this period. Mr. Broccoli sold 13109 in November 1986 at approximately 21,400 miles, and in November 1987, it passed from another collector to Dr. David Walden of Corona del Mar, California, who retained the Ferrari for over 15 years.
Presented with one repaint performed during the early 2000s in factory-original Argento Metallizzato (metallic silver), 13109 retains the original Nero (black) interior. During a detailed examination, it was discovered that the door panels retained their original Ferrari-logo internal plastic dust covers along with the handwritten Pininfarina body number “103”; this number also remains stamped on the hood and trunk lid. An accompanying reproduction UK “ARB 007” number plate commemorates Albert R. Broccoli’s early ownership of this truly great grand touring Ferrari.
Underhood, many of the correct hoses, clamps, and decals are in place. Further enhancing the presentation of 13109 are a period-correct battery, originalspecification Michelin “XWX” radial tires, and a thoroughly detailed undercarriage. Most recently, the Ferrari was given over $15,000 worth of care and attention by Continental Ferrari of Hinsdale, Illinois.
As one of the finest examples of the 365 GT 2+2 to come to market in recent memory, 13109 is further accompanied by a set of owner’s manuals, a shop manual, leather pouch, warranty card, Blaupunkt radio manual, a tool kit with jack, wrench, and knock-off hammer, as well as an extensive file of documents including historical records.