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Lot 149

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

Coachwork by Scaglietti

Estimate

$525,000 - $575,000

Chassis

18635

Engine

00358

Car Highlights

The 342nd of 387 Examples
Known History from New with One Owner for 35 Years
Ferrari Classiche Certified Matching-Numbers Example
Impressively Original, Including Matching Date Codes Throughout
Presented in Outstanding Color Combination

Technical Specs

4,391 CC DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Four Weber 40 IF3C Carburetors
380 BHP at 7,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with A-Arms, Coil Springs (Twin at Rear), and Anti-Roll Bars

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this car will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident.

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Ishitoku Corporation Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (acquired new in December 1975)Private Collector, Japan (acquired from the above in March 2011)Charles Wegner, West Chicago, Illinois (acquired via Symbolic International in July 2015)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

The Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer that made its debut in 1974 offered a road-going interpretation of the flat-12 race car that Maranello had legendarily campaigned against Porsche’s 917. Featuring the same mid-engine architecture but wrapped in a modern Pininfarina-styled body, the new berlinetta was a success in both styling and performance while transforming Ferrari’s 12-cylinder flagship model into a modern supercar.

The 342nd of 387 examples built, chassis no. 18635 was initially ordered by a customer in France but, following his cancellation, the car was sold to the Ishitoku Corporation in Japan. Originally finished in red and arriving in Yokohama aboard the SS Nipponica, the car was later refinished in its current shade of Tour de France blue, which beautifully complements the unusual factory-appointed black leather upholstery and red carpets. The GT4 then remained in the possession of its first owner for 35 years.

A second Japan-based collector acquired the Berlinetta in 2011, and it was imported to the US in 2015 by Symbolic International in San Diego. Upon arrival, the Ferrari was thoroughly inspected and was found to be remarkably original. In addition to displaying just 7,475 km, the car showed matching date codes throughout, including the spare tire with the correct rim – which are virtually unobtainable, as they were also used by Ferrari as transit wheels for the Formula 1 team cars. The Boxer also retained all of its books and a complete, nearly untouched tool kit. Symbolic serviced the car as needed, and it was soon purchased by respected collector Charles Wegner of Illinois, who retained Dugan Enterprises to further refine and tune the car.

Recently acquired by the consignor and currently displaying less than 7,800 km, this minimally driven 365 GT4 has been authenticated as a matching-numbers example by its Ferrari Classiche Red Book. It documents that the flat-12 engine, chassis, gearbox, and body are all original, while the suspension components are equipped to original specification. The motor features the correct Weber 40 IF3C carburetors, and the 15" Cromodora wheels match proper specifications. The existence of matching date codes on most of these components suggests that the equipment is original to the car. In fact, other than the paint finish, the Boxer is believed to be almost entirely original.

This remarkably preserved 365 GT4 is also very well documented, including a copy of the original purchase order from Ferrari, service invoices, and the Classiche Red Book. It was recently serviced by Symbolic again to ensure good condition. This time-capsule-quality Berlinetta Boxer demonstrates the direction that Ferrari took in the early 1970s in a counterpunch to Lamborghini’s Countach. This Ferrari is ideal for display at Ferrari Owners Club events or regional concours, and it stands ready to welcome its next caretaker.