1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649

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1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2

Sold for US$ 258,500 inc. premium
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 11649
Engine no. 11649

4,390cc SOHC V12 Engine
3 Weber Carburetors
320bhp at 6,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Winner of 1992 Cavallino Classic Preservation Cup
*Highly original car in splendid color combination
*Matching numbers example
*Elegant Pininfarina styling
*Approximately 40,000 miles on the odometer



THE FERRARI 365 GT 2+2

Following on from the success of its first four-seat model, the 250 GTE of 1960, Ferrari introduced the 330 GT 2+2 in January 1964. The newcomer's steel tube chassis was 50mm longer in the wheelbase than that of its predecessor and featured independent front suspension and a live rear axle, while beneath the 330's more-spacious Pininfarina coachwork was a 300bhp, 4.0-liter V12 coupled to a four-speed overdrive gearbox. Its replacement, the 365 GT 2+2, was launched at the Paris Auto Show in October 1967. Sleekly styled in the manner of the limited edition 500 Superfast, the 365 GT 2+2 was the most refined Ferrari to date.

Based on that of the contemporary 330 GTC, the chassis was made up of Ferrari's familiar combination of oval and round steel tubing, and as well as featuring independent suspension all round (for the first time on a Ferrari 2+2) boasted Koni's hydro-pneumatic self-leveling system at the rear. Further refinements included mounting the engine and drive-train in rubber bushes to insulate the car's occupants from noise and vibration, and providing ZF power-assisted steering and air conditioning as standard equipment. Developing 320bhp in its 365 GT incarnation, the well-proven 4.4-liter V12 engine was coupled to a five-speed gearbox, while the car's blistering performance - top speed 150mph, 0-60mph in 7.0 seconds - was restrained by Girling ventilated discs all round. A total of 800 cars had been completed by the time production ceased in 1971. Endowed with that unusual combination of fine handling and a supple ride, the 365GT 2+2 was rated by Car magazine as 'the most civilized Ferrari yet.'


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Delivered new to Canadian Ferrari importer George Woolley in Montreal, Quebec; chassis no. 11649 was presented in a stunning, and unusual, Argento silver on Blue color combination. Remaining in Canada until 1988 the car's first owner thoroughly enjoyed the car, using it sparingly and accruing just 26,000 miles. In 1992, after having been sold to an enthusiast living in Florida, the exceptionally original 365 GT was displayed in the Cavallino Classic where it was awarded the Preservation Cup. Three years later it would take second place in this same class, highlighting the fastidious stewardship of the cars owners to date.

This 365 GT remains remarkably well preserved today. It is believed that this car has only endured one re-spray and a new muffler system installed in 2013. Well maintained mechanically, this car appears to have a strong engine and is an outright joy to drive. Presented in its original color combination of silver with blue leather and blue carpets, and offered with books and tools, this 365 GT 2+2 is a fine example of an elegant Ferrari grand touring car.
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1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
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1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
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1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
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1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
1968 FERRARI 365GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11649  Engine no. 11649
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