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Coachwork by Pininfarina
Ferrari’s 365 GT 2+2 was the last V-12 “Gentleman’s Express” offered by Maranello until the 456 in 1992. About 800 examples of the 365 GT 2+2 were built from 1967 to 1971. Designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari for four delivered 0–60 mph in 7.2 seconds, a quarter-mile in 14.7 seconds, and a top speed of 149 mph. Styled after the exclusive 500 Superfast, the 365 shared an airy greenhouse, elegant oval grille, and a luxurious interior.
The car on offer was sold new in Newport Beach, California, and displays a rich, inviting patina throughout. In 1982, the 365 was refinished in its original factory color of maroon; the tan leather interior appears original. More recently, the interior wood was refinished by Blackhorse Motor Sports in Los Angeles, the Borrani wire wheels were restored by Valley Wire Wheel Service, and the carpets and floor mats are new. A Gooding & Company specialist who recently drove the 2+2 reports that it started easily from cold, drove particularly smoothly, and exhibited good power through the rev range.
The 365’s odometer indicates less than 57,000 miles, and it is accompanied by an impressive file of service records dating to 1974, tool roll, and manuals. The 365 GT 2+2 is widely considered to be the best “family” Ferrari, and this example makes clear that such a phrase is not a contradiction in terms.