This is certainly one of the most undervalued and underappreciated models in the Ferrari Line up, it was sold at the same time as the Iconic Daytona and was improved in every aspect including Self Levelling suspension and Power Steering as standard. It is a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe, Left Hand Drive. Our car is a matching numbers US supplied car in a Concours condition, certainly one of the best available anywhere in the world today, freshly serviced with a new clutch and UK Registered.
Our car was sold new in June 1972 by the Ferrari Dealer, Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada and was delivered in Gunmetal Grey with Beige Leather. The first Californian owner kept the car for 6 years when the car was sold to Stephen Kroman, a mediacal management consultant based in San Jose, the car had less than 4000 miles on the clock. He used the car well, owned it for 8 years and sold it in 1986 with 23k Miles. The new owner was Joseph Phillips, a broadcaster resident in Starkville, Mississipi, who owned the car until 1994, another 8 year period. It was during this priod, in the mid nineties when the car was totally and comprehensively restored, changing the colour to the Black on Black it still wears today. It was sold by Symbolic Motor Cars of La Jolla, California around this time in a deal with Bruce McCaw’s Vintage Racing Motors in a deal for a 375MM Spider Vignale. The car came to the UK in 1996 and has formed part of a large Ferrari collection for the last 20 years, doing negligable mileage and being kept for local runs at the owners Italian base in Udinese for a while. The car is now showing 33k Miles which we believe to be the correct original mileage from new and fits with the known history from new. we have just commissioned a full service and new clutch from Foskers Ferrari here in the UK and the car is driving as it left the factory.
A short-lived and rare model that bridged the gap between production of the 365GT 2+2 and 365GT4 2+2, the 365GTC/4 was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971. A contemporary of the awe-inspiring Daytona, the 365GTC/4 used a similar chassis and a wet-sump version of the former's 4,390cc four-cam V12 in a slightly lower - 320bhp - state of tune, which was coupled to a conventional five-speed gearbox rather than the Daytona's transaxle. Cylinder heads revised to accommodate side-draught carburettors enabled stylist Pininfarina to achieve an elegant, low profile bonnet line. 'In all, a graceful, clean and understated design with subtleties one discovers only by looking it over carefully. One might say this model is a Ferrari for the mature enthusiast,' observed Road & Track.
Altogether more civilised and easy to drive than the heavy Daytona, the rapid 365GTC/4 came with ZF power steering and servo-assisted brakes as standard, the option of air conditioning, and an especially luxurious interior featuring individual reclining front seats and occasional rear seats. In spite of the increasing emphasis on refinement, the 365GTC/4 gave nothing away to its rivals in the performance stakes, racing through the standing quarter mile in under 16 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 150mph. By the time the model was withdrawn in October 1972, production had totalled only 500 units, making the 365GTC/4 eminently collectible today.
Our car is desirable as a Matching Numbers, Concours restored, Left Hand Drive example with a very low mileage from new finished in the perfect colour scheme of Black on Black. The car comes with Air Conditioning, your choice of Chrome Borrani, or the original Cromodora Magnesium wheels, has all its Books and Manuals, including the Parts Booklet, and also both Toolkits. The Black exterior hides successfully the rubber bumpers that this model carries. It has just been fully serviced with no expense spared, comes with the Massini History Report from new, has all EU Taxes Paid and is ready to form the centrepiece of a Ferrari Collection. This model has long been touted as the one for the future mixing useability, beauty, performance and value in the Market.