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Coachwork by Pininfarina
Enzo Ferrari fell in love with what he called the “song of a V-12.” That love found expression decades later in the grand touring cars Ferrari built, such as this well-kept 365 GTC/4. With its clean, swooping Pininfarina lines, the GTC/4 at once evokes its contemporary, the Daytona, while moving the design language forward. The low nose was possible thanks to innovations including retractable headlights, and the use of sidedraft Weber carburetors bolted to manifolds cast into the intake cam covers, which reduced the height of the Colombo V-12. Although designed specifically to meet US emissions requirements, power was a healthy 320 hp. Meant as a state-of-the-art grand touring car, the GTC/4 was equipped with power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, and all-independent suspension with self-leveling at the rear. Heating and ventilation were also improved, altogether making the GTC/4 easier to live with.
The Ferrari offered here, chassis 15609, was delivered new to Clarke Simpkins Ferrari of Vancouver, British Columbia. Chassis 15609 stood on the timeless five-spoke 7.5″ x 15″ Cromodora alloy wheels and was fitted with a 4.09:1 rear axle ratio. Documentation confirms the original colors as Silver, with tan Connolly leather seats. This GTC/4 was well optioned, with air-conditioning, power windows, and a Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette stereo.
Today, this four-owner car has covered approximately 20,000 miles and is supplied with books, tools, and service invoices. Work performed by Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver in late 2014 included new self-leveling shocks and spark plugs, and a rebuild of the carburetors, along with other ancillary parts. In August 2017, the GTC/4 went to Milestone Motorcars in Boynton Beach, Florida, for a freshening that included a new clutch and starter ring gear, along with exhaust resonators and other ancillary items. Joining the consignor’s collection in 2018, the GTC/4 has received extensive service by well-known Winning Makes of Santa Barbara, California, totaling nearly $40,000. Presenting beautifully in its original colors, this well-optioned example has been lovingly cared for. Poised to be driven or further preserved, this GTC/4 offers an exciting opportunity to add a superlative grand touring Ferrari to your stable.
*Please note that this vehicle is titled 1973.