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Lot 50

2016   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2016

1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

Coachwork by Pininfarina

Estimate

$375,000 - $425,000

Chassis

13583

Engine

13583

Car Highlights

Low-Mileage, Original European-Delivery Car
Retains Matching-Numbers Engine and Rare Verde Bahram Livery
Offered with Tool Kit, Owner’s Manual, and Factory Brochure
Fresh and Stunning Restoration Performed 2015-2016
Accompanied by History Report Compiled by Marcel Massini

Technical Specs

4,390 CC SOHC V-12 Engine
Three Weber Twin-Choke Carburetors
320 BHP at 6,600 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this Vehicle is titled 1969.

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Introduced at the 1967 Paris Salon and produced through early 1971, the 365 GT 2+2 was a great commercial success by Ferrari standards, numbering as few as 801 and accounting for about half the company’s total production during its relatively brief run. For a time, the 365 GT 2+2 was the sole Ferrari model available for sale in the crucial US market due to the tougher emissions regulations in effect beginning in 1968. According to Stanley Nowak’s book, Ferrari: Forty Years on the Road, approximately 100 examples were imported when new to the US. Today, Ferrari’s 365 GT 2+2 is, simply put, a gentleman’s sports car with a matchless pedigree. The model features timeless style and delivers the outstanding performance characteristics of the greatest classic V-12 Ferrari GT cars.

Numbered 13583, this original European-specification 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 is documented by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini as car number 702 of the series by assembly sequence. It left the factory finished in distinctive Verde Bahram paint, an extremely rare green hue, over Nero (Black) leather upholstery. During 1970, 13583 was delivered new to official Swiss Ferrari importer SAVAF (Société Anonyme pour la Vente des Automobiles Ferrari) in Geneva, where it was sold new to a Swiss resident. Subsequently repainted in red but remaining otherwise highly original, it remained in the Geneva area until the 2000s, when it was exported to the US. After importation, the Ferrari received comprehensive mechanical restoration work, including an engine rebuild, installation of a new stainless-steel exhaust system, and attention to the brakes, suspension, and air-conditioning, plus a full service and freshening of the exterior paint finish.

Notwithstanding the high quality of this work and the Ferrari’s very nice overall presentation, 13583 was elevated to a new level of correctness and detail by a restoration performed in 2015 and 2016 at the well-known firm Jeff’s Resurrections in Taylor, Texas. Now resplendent in its original shade of Verde Bahram, 13583 is wonderfully presented and an ideal candidate for the concours lawn, classic rallies, and touring events. Spirited weekend drives are another great option, with 13583 well-equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, and power steering.

Not yet shown publicly, 13583 shows less than 30,000 km, and includes a concours-correct tool kit, owner’s manual, factory brochure, and reproduction period Swiss license plates. This beautifully restored car will give its next owner the opportunity to enjoy a classic V-12 Ferrari GT as intended.