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Lot 171

2017   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2017

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $352,000

Estimate

$325,000 - $375,000

Chassis

15783

Car Highlights

One of Just 505 Examples Produced
Rare Arancio Exterior
Odometer Displays Less than 7,500 Miles
Marcel Massini-Documented Ownership History
Includes Books, Tool Kit, Jack, and Spare

Technical Specs

4,390 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Six Twin-Choke Weber Sidedraft Carburetors
320 BHP at 6,200 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent A-Arm Suspension with Coil Springs
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Produced for merely two years, the Ferrari GTC/4 was designed as the refined touring-car sister to the legendary Daytona. First unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1971, the GTC/4 introduced a wind tunnel-developed Pininfarina 2+2 coupe in the tradition of the 365 GTC. The GTC/4 was based on the same Colombo-designed V-12 engine and employed sidedraft Weber carburetors, allowing for an even lower, sleeker hood line than the Daytona.

An integrated resin front bumper minimized brightwork, giving the car a clean and contemporary appearance. Innovative self-leveling Koni shocks were employed in the rear, and air-conditioning was standard. Sold in far fewer numbers than its Daytona and Dino stablemates, the GTC/4 today is prized for its refined manners, rewarding driving characteristics, and stirring exhaust note.

According to notes provided by the consignor, in 1978 this 365 GTC/4, showing 2,936 miles, was purchased from Ron Tonkin by legendary collector and enthusiast Richard Slobodien of West Orange, New Jersey. Later, the GTC/4 was acquired by noted Porsche collector Frank Gallogly. It was then purchased by the consignor in 1984 showing 5,787 miles. In the 33 years under its current ownership, the Ferrari has been lovingly maintained, and it displayed less than 7,500 miles when catalogued. It wears the iconic Cromodora knock-off alloy wheels made famous by the 365 series cars. Quintessentially Ferrari, this GTC/4 is finished in extremely rare Arancio (orange) with optional black Connolly full-leather interior.

Possessing the DNA of the Daytona, this Ferrari GTC/4 offers a handsome four-seat grand tourer with plenty of performance.