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Lot 65

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1973 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $242,000

Estimate

$250,000 - $300,000

Chassis

15609

Engine

00405

Car Highlights

Less than 20,000 Miles from New
Presents Beautifully in Silver over Tan Leather
Ferrari Classiche Certification Applied for
Equipped with Air-Conditioning, Power Windows, and Becker Mexico Radio
A Lovely and Authentically Presented 365 GTC/4

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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First Owner (acquired new via Clarke Simpkins Ferrari, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)John Quigley, Vancouver, British Columbia (acquired circa 1989)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

Enzo Ferrari fell in love with what he called the “song of a V-12” working with Packard aero engines during WWI. That love found expression decades later in the grand touring cars Ferrari built, such as this unrestored, low-mileage 365 GTC/4.

With its clean, swooping Pininfarina lines, the GTC/4 at once recalls the Daytona while moving the design language forward. The low nose was possible thanks to the zeitgeist innovation of the era, pop-up headlights, and the use of sidedraft Weber carburetors bolted to manifolds cast into the intake cam covers, thereby reducing 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 giving the GTC/4 fine over-the-road capabilities.

Chassis 15609 was delivered new to Clarke Simpkins Ferrari of Vancouver, British Columbia. The rear axle ratio was 4:09, and 15609 stood on the timeless five-spoke 7.5" x 15" Cromodora alloy wheels. Documentation confirms the original colors as Silver, with tan Connolly leather seats and a black dashboard. This GTC/4 was well optioned, with air-conditioning, power windows, and a Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette stereo.

Today, this three-owner car has covered just 18,826 miles and is supplied with books, tools, and invoices detailing two recent major services, performed in 2014 and 2017. Work performed by Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver in late 2014 included new self-leveling shocks, new spark plugs, and a carburetor rebuild, 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.

This GTC/4 is a rare and desirable unrestored, low-mileage, and well-documented V-12 Ferrari. Ferrari Classiche certification had been applied for at the time of cataloguing. Presenting beautifully in its original colors, this well-optioned example has been lovingly cared for. Poised to be driven or preserved, this GTC/4 offers an exciting opportunity to add a superlative grand touring Ferrari to your stable.