1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255

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Lot 101
Highly original example
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4

Sold for US$ 253,000 inc. premium
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 15255
Engine no. 15255

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


*Matching numbers example
*Only 53,000 KM on the odometer
*European specification
*Elegant color combination
*Elegant Pininfarina styling with V12 power



THE FERRARI 365 GTC/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 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. 325 of these remained in Europe. Road & Track called it 'a graceful, clean and understated design.' It is all that and more.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This European spec Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was delivered new to the official French Ferrari importer Charles Pozzi in Paris. Originally Marrone Colorado on a Beige Scuro interior the car was repainted in the 1970's or 80's in a stunning metallic silver/grey with a double blue pinstripe, and re-trimmed with a new dark blue full-leather interior. Believed to be a one-owner car until it was sold in 1991, this car remained in Europe until being exported to the US in 2014 by the current owner.

A traditional front-engine V12 Ferrari, the GTC/4 has been overshadowed by the great 365 GTB/4 Daytona, however the heritage of the wedge-shaped Daytona is ever present in this elegant and sleek Pininfarina design. Softer styling and more contemporary features separate the GTC/4 from the Daytona; on this car the very contemporary looking Ferrari five-spoke alloy wheels and sophisticated color scheme provide it with a certain panache capable of turning the heads of even Daytona owners. Presented with a partial tool kit and a history report by Marcel Massini this sporting Coupe should offer it's new owner tremendous pride and pleasant driving.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the engine and engine internal number for this car is 00515, and is a type F101AC engine; the correct type for the model. According to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, Internal number 00515 is unusually high for this car, but only Ferrari S.p.a can determine if this is in fact a replacement engine or the original one for the car.
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1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4  Chassis no. 15255 Engine no. 15255
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