1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
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The success of the 330 GTC encouraged Ferrari to give the design one final year of life, equipping it with an increase in power and torque, as well as minor cosmetic changes, including new cooling vents that were moved from the side panels onto the bonnet.
This 356 GTC was originally finished in Marrone Colorado with a Nero interior. It left the factory in March of 1969 destined for M.G. Crepaldi S.a.s., the official dealership in Milan, from where it was sold to its first owner. It remained in Italy until the early 1970s, when Italian car broker Robert de la Rive Box imported it into Switzerland.
On September 10th of 1977, Mr. de la Rive Box sold it to Ralph Stafano, a mechanical engineer and Ferrari collector living in Anchorage, Alaska. Stuart Hollander of St. Louis acquired it in 1987. At the time, it was still wearing its original color scheme. Mr. Hollander commissioned a complete restoration, during which time the livery was changed to red paint with a tan interior. Completed in 1989, the work resulted in immediate exhibition success when the car placed Third in Class that same year at the annual Ferrari Club of America National Concours at Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia.
Daniel Wetuk of North Salem, NY purchased it in early 2000. In December of 2004, Dr. Alex Albarian from Glendale, CA became the vehicle's next owner. From late 2007 to 2009, the car was treated to a range of mechanical and cosmetic work that included reupholstering the center console and refitting a period-correct radio, installing new carburetors, adding a factory correct air-conditioning system and rebuilding the suspension and brakes.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California. It was estimated to sell for $350,000 - $400,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $374,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011
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