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Chassis Num: 12177
Engine Num: 12177

Though there was only a 20 horsepower stated difference between the 4.0-liter engine of the 330 GTC and the new 4.4-liter 365, the drivability was drastically different. The 365 GTC/4, introduced in 1971, meant that only a few of the 365 GTC were ev....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12271
Engine Num: 12271

The Ferrari 330 and 365 Series were refined models that offered owners a sophisticated chassis, potent drivetrains, charming styling and luxuriously appointed interior. There were only 150 examples of the 365 GTC produced between 1968 and 1969.....[continue reading]

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First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 this car was ordered by the Woolworth heiress, Barbara Hutton. It was delivered to her Tangiers home in Morocco, where she drove it very rarely, covering less than 5,000 miles. One of the wealthiest women ....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12471

One of only 168 cars built. This car lived in Italy most of its life. It was well used when the current owner purchased it in 2004 with an eye toward bringing it back to its original condition and glory. The GTC s/n 12471 has gone through a full t....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12713

This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC has chassis number 12713 and is the 140th example created. It has a 4380cc V12 engine with 320 horsepower and a five-speed manual gearbox. There are four-wheel hydraulically actuated disc brakes and a wheelbase that measur....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12059
Engine Num: 12059

This Ferrari 365 GTC was completed on December 24th and finished in Celeste Gainsborough (Gainsborough Sky Blue) and trimmed with a Nero Franzi (Franzi Black) interior. It is a European-specification model with instruments in kilometers. The car was ....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12191
Engine Num: 12191

When Chassis number 12191 was completed in March of 1969, the car was finished in the combination of Verde Seabird over beige leather upholstery. Equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, and a deluxe Becker radio, this car was further sp....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12203
Engine Num: 12203

The Ferrari 330 GTC (Gran Turismo Coupe) was unveiled at the Geneva Salon in March of 1966. Power was provided from the latest development of Colombo's V-12 engine with a chassis closely patterned after the 275 GTB. ....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12655
Engine Num: 12655

This Ferrari 365 GTC left the factory in 'Marrone Colorado 2.443.221' paint which it still wears today. The interior was recorded from new as being 'Beige VM 31218'. It began life as number 731 in the overall series' assembly sequence list and its Pi....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12315

This Ferrari 365 GTC with factory-fitted air conditioning was delivered new to Motor Roma in Italy. Sold new in 1969, it later found ownership in Switzerland and remained there until 1986, when it was sold out of Switzerland via Tom Shelton to Mark C....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 12325
Engine Num: 12325

Completed at the Ferrari factory on May 16th of 1969, chassis number 12325, was delivered new to official Ferrari dealer Dino Ravasio and Sons of Verona, who sold it to Piero Moretti, a resident of Milan. Sig. Moretti retained the car for around six ....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 12177 
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Chassis #: 12271 
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Chassis #: 12471 
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Chassis #: 12713 
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Chassis #: 12059 
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Chassis #: 12191 
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Chassis #: 12203 
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Chassis #: 12655 
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Chassis #: 12315 
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Chassis #: 12325 

History

The 365 Series were introduced in the late 1960's and stayed in production until the early 1970's. The 365's were often powered by a Columbo SOHC 4390 cc V-12 engine with three Weber carburetors capable of producing around 300 horsepower. The front and rear suspension for most of the series was independent with double wishbones and coil springs. The 365 GT4 2+2 had an independent with transverse parallelograms and coil springs suspension. The 365 California had a live axle with coil springs rear suspension. The chassis was an oval tube ladder type frame layout.

Disc brakes were standard on all the vehicles, as was the five-speed manual gearbox. Many of the series received standard options such as power steering and air conditioning, uncommon at the time. When most manufacturers such as Lamborghini and DeTomaso were creating vehicles with mid-engined design, Ferrari continued to use their tried-and-true front-engined, rear wheel design.

In 1967 Ferrari dominated the Daytona 24 Hours race with a first, second, and third place finish. At the 1968 Paris Auto Show the public and press were expecting Ferrari's new berlinetta to be dubbed 'Daytona'. They were proven wrong when Ferrari dubbed the vehicle the 365 GTB/4, however, the name Daytona is a common reference to the vehicle even to this day. Ferrari had intended on using 'Daytona' but it was revealed prematurely so the traditional Ferrari naming sequence was used.

During its production lifespan lasting from 1968 through 1974, 1383 examples of the Pinifarina designed 365 GTB/4 Daytona vehicles were created.

The famous coachbuilder Pininfarina was tasked with creating many of the designs for the 365 Series. The designs were not new, rather they borrowed many of the styling cues of the prior 330 GTC and 275 GTS models. The headlights were courtesy of the 500 Superfast. The result was a visually stunning automobile with proven Ferrari mechanics and performance.

GT represented Gran Turismo. GTB represented Berlinetta or coupe. GTS stood for open models which were either a targa roof or a full convertible. '4' represented four-cam engines. 'C' represented 'Competizione' or 'Corsa' meaning 'to race'.

365 California
In 1966 Ferrari introduced the 365 California at the Geneva Auto Show as a replacement for the Ferrari 500 Superfast. The famous coachbuilder, Pininfarina, had been tasked with creating the body for the vehicle. The result was a two door, two-seat, convertible. The 365 borrowed many of the mechanics of its predecessor including the five-speed manual gearbox, chassis, and suspension. The front of vehicle was similar in design to the 500 with the remaining portions all new. With a top speed of 240 km/h, it was the fastest convertible in the world at the time. Disc brakes provided excellent stopping power for the 1300 kg vehicle. Production continued for only a year with a total of fourteen examples being created.

365 GT2+2
In 1967 Ferrari introduced the 365 GT2+2, only its second production four-seater vehicle. The vehicle would stay in production until 1971 during which around 800 examples being created.

The rear passengers had limited headroom but there was sufficient legroom for most passengers. The purpose of the vehicle was to provided performance and comfort. As a result the vehicle was outfitted with electric windows, leather interior, power assisted brakes, full carpeting, and optional air conditioning.

365 GTC
Near the close of 1968, Ferrari introduced the 365 GTC which stayed in production until 1970. During the production lifespan, 168 examples were produced. The 365 GTC was basically a 330 GTC with a SOHC 4390 cc V-12 engine. Visually, the vehicle was very similar to its predecessor except for the air vents in the front wings had been removed. In their place were black vents placed in the back corners of the hood.

365 GTS
The 365 GTS was a replacement for the 330 GTS. It featured a 4390 cc SOHC engine and had its cooling vents removed in favor of vents in the hood. Only twenty examples were created.

365 GTC/4
In 1971 Ferrari introduced the 365 GTC/4 as a replacement for the 365 GT 2+2. It sat atop a Daytona chassis and given an independent suspension. The same Daytona ventilated disc brakes were used. The gearbox was mounted in the front and the engine was the 4390 cc V12 but with six sidedraught Weber carburetors and wet sump lubrication resulting in 340 horsepower.

The design was once again handled by Pininfarina. The two-door, 2+2 coupe had pop-up headlights and five-spoke alloy wheels. During its production lifespan lasting until 1972, around 500 examples were produced. Strict American safety and emission regulations were partly responsible for the demise of the GTC/4.

365 GT4 2+2
The 365 GT4 2+2 was debuted to the public at the 1972 Paris Auto Show as a replacement for the 365 GT 2+2 and the 365 GTC/4. It sat atop an enlarged 365 GTC/4 chassis and given the same mechanics. The larger chassis meant more interior room for the passengers, especially the rear passengers, and their luggage. The styling was once again assigned to Pininfarina. The design was different from the prior 365 models.

During its production lifespan lasting until 1976, around 470 examples were created.

365 GT4 BB
The 365 GT4 BB, meaning Berlinetta Boxer, was introduced to the public at the 1971 Turin Auto Show. Its styling was similar to the P6 show car built in 1968. The engine was a flat-12 cylinder power-plant mounted longitudinal. The gearbox was mounted under the engine. This was a great design but ultimately created an unbalanced weight distribution with most of the weight over the rear axle. The weight distribution problem and the fact that the engine was mounted high in the vehicle resulted in a car that had poor handling and never achieved successful racing status.

The 365 GT4 BB was replaced by the 512 BB in 1976. The 512 BB was similar in design but featured a five-liter engine.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006

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