1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781

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Lot 35
Matching numbers example and delivered new to the US
1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2

US$ 275,000 - 325,000
€ 240,000 - 290,000
1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 11781
Engine no. 11781

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


*Matching numbers example of the classic Touring Ferrari
*Delivered new to the US
*Elegant Pininfarina-built coachwork
*Great Ferrari for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000
*Offered with Marcel Massini's report and service receipts



THE FERRARI 365GT 2+2

By the mid-1960s, fifty percent of all Ferraris produced were being built with four seats. Following on from the success of its first such model, the 250GTE of 1960, Ferrari introduced the 330GT 2+2 in January 1964. Its replacement, the 365GT 2+2, was launched at the Paris Auto Show in October 1967. Sleekly styled in the manner of the limited edition 500 Superfast, the 365GT 2+2 was the most refined Ferrari to date.

Based on that of the contemporary 330GTC, the chassis was made up of Ferrari's familiar combination of oval and round steel tubing, and in addition to featuring independent suspension all round (for the first time on a Ferrari 2+2) the car 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 365GT incarnation, the well-proven 4.4-liter V12 engine was coupled to a five-speed gearbox. The car's blistering performance - top speed 150mph, 0-60mph in 7.0 seconds - was restrained by Girling ventilated discs all around. 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

Completed in the summer of 1968, the stellar example offered here, chassis number 11781; was the 209th example built in the series. The new Ferrari was finished in Marrone Colorado over a Beige interior, and was in September 1968 delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors, the US East Coast distributor for Ferrari. The car had been equipped for the US-market, with instruments in miles-per-hour.

The cars first owner after delivery at Chinetti remains unknown, but the 365 2+2 was by 1988 owned by Menlo Park, California Ferrari-enthusiast Paul Houk. The car had apparently been part of a lawsuit in the early 1980s, and sold by a local car dealer. Doug Pirrone and New York based Berlinetta Motorcars owned the car in late 1980s, and possibly up through the late 1990s. 11781 is believed to have remained in the North East until now, and maintained by the specialists at New York based Autosport Designs and Wide World of Cars.

Most recently, the 365GT 2+2 received a fresh set of XWX tires, and a comprehensive service, where much attention was paid to the air conditioning system. Finished in an elegant and period-correct dark red metallic paint over a sharp black leather interior, 11781 is a wonderful example of these classic touring Ferraris. The car still retains its original matching numbers engine, and is offered with a jack and a history file that includes copies of the service receipts and Marcel Massini's history report.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this car is titled as 1969.
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1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
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1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
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1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
1968 FERRARI  365 GT 2+2  Chassis no. 11781 Engine no. 11781
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