<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025

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1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4
Chassis no. 16025

Without reserve

Sold for US$ 258,500 inc. premium
1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 16025

4,390cc DOHC V12 Engine
6 Weber Carburetors
340bhp at 7,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Beautifully restored example of the classic 365GTC/4
*Presented in its factory-delivered livery of Blu Ortis over Beige
*Elegant Pininfarina styling with V12 power
*Excellent choice for high-speed rallies and driving events
*Offered with tools and Marcel Massini history report



THE FERRARI 365GTC/4

Introduced at the March 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was derived from the chassis of the 365GTB/4 Daytona of 1968. The engine was similar to the 4,390cc DOHC V12 of the Daytona, but new heads and a lower compression ratio of 8.8:1 lowered brake horsepower to 340, slightly less for emissions-controlled American cars. Six side-draft Weber 38 DCOE carburetors fuelled the engine, which used wet sump lubrication.

The wheelbase, at 94.5 inches, remained unchanged. Improvements included standard power steering and a larger luggage compartment, while the side-draft carburetors allowed a lower hood line. In contrast to the Daytona, however, which used a rear-mounted transaxle, the GTC/4 had its gearbox, a five-speed manual unit, mounted to the engine. Suspension was independent all around, with unequal-length control arms and coil springs, anti-roll bar and hydraulic self-leveling.

Designed and built by Pininfarina, the coupe bodies were shipped to Maranello for assembly. The low hood permitted by the side-draft carburetors incorporated retractable headlamps, and a handsome Kamm tail featured traditional Ferrari tail lamps. The interior was to a completely new design with more comfortable seating, although the occasional "+2" seats in the rear were best used folded as luggage space. The seats had cloth inserts as standard, for comfort in warm weather, although air conditioning was standard. Full leather upholstery was available as an option.

The 365 GTC/4's handling has been described as "phenomenal," even with the tire technology of the time. Brakes, 11-plus-inch ventilated discs all around, are similarly up to the task.

Just 505 GTC/4s were built from 1971 to 1973. Just 180 of these were destined for the United States. Road & Track called it 'a graceful, clean and understated design.' It is all that and more.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Constructed at Pininfarina during the early part of 1972, 365GTC/4 chassis no. 16025 received final assembly at Ferrari that summer. The new Coupe was finished in the same livery it sports today, the elegant Blu Ortis over a beige Connolly interior. 16025 was destined for the Italian home market, and delivered to its first owner, a Mr. Cecchini, through the official Ferrari agent in Prato near Florence, Garage La Rotunda. Like many Ferraris from this era, 16025 was later exported to the US, where by the mid-1980s it was owned by a Mr. John R. Musumeci of Belle Harbor, New York.

By 2012, the 365GTC/4 had made its way south to Florida, where it was acquired by the current owner. Today, 16025 presents beautifully inside and out. Many detail items have recently been expertly refurbished for an excellent cosmetic presentation, and a recent engine-out service has been performed. Presented with classic Borrani wire wheels shod in Michelin XWX tires, the Ferrari looks like a true Grand Touring car representative of its era. A period Becker Mexico radio is installed, giving the interior an equally correct and tasteful appearance. Offered with this handsome Ferrari are tools, a jack, and Marcel Massini's history report. Undoubtedly a great choice to enjoy on tours, rallies, or the show circuit, 16025 is a wonderful example of the classic and striking 365GTC/4.

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Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled with chassis number F101AC10016025
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<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
<b>1972 FERRARI 365GTC/4  </b><br />Chassis no. 16025
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