1969 Ferrari 365 GTC news, pictures, specifications, and information
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 ever created. This example, chassis number 12177, is one of the few (circa 150) 365 GTC cars created and has had just four owners since 1974. It is painted in silver metallic and features a black leather interior with red carpeting.

In 2008, this vehicle was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. It had an estimated value of $300,000 - $350,000. The lot was sold for a high bid of $324,500, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2009
Chassis Num: 12271
Engine Num: 12271
Sold for $266,750 at 2010 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $374,000 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
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.

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
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 in the world, Mrs. Hutton knew all about Ferraris since her marriage to Prince Igor Nikolayevich Troubetzkoy, the first man to race a Ferrari in the Grand Prix at Monaco in 1948. Painted in a unique shade of lipstick-red, this 365 GTC still shows its Moroccan heritage by the hand-painted Royal Moroccan green star on the door, as ordered by Enzo Ferrari himself.
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 two-year ground up restoration by Dayal Dindval in California. The coupe has been shown one time since restoration was complete. The result was Platinum at Cavallino Classic in 2006.
Chassis Num: 12713
Sold for $124,655 (CHF 160,817) at 2005 Bonhams.
Sold for $209,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.
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 measures 94.5-inches. This car was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $200,000 - $250,000.

The design is a collaboration of the front end of a 400 Superamerica married to the tail of a 275 GTS. By 1968 a new engine was fitted, displacing 4.4-liters, and creating the 365 GTC. Very few design changes were made, such as the removable of the 330 GTC's fender vents.

This vehicle is a matching numbers grand touring example finished in metallic chestnut brown with an interior that has been re-trimmed in black leather and still retains it original golden teak wood dash. It has traveled just 87,000 miles since new and still is in great condition in modern times.

At auction, the estimated value proved accurate as the lot was sold for $209,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
Chassis Num: 12059
Engine Num: 12059
Sold for $726,000 at 2013 RM Auctions.
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 dispatched in June of 1969 to the Belgian dealer Jacques Swaters. Mr. Swaters registered the car with a Certificate of Conformity on May 28, 1973. Soon after, the car was acquired by Ennio Gianroli, an Italian residing in Flemmale, Belgium. It remained in Mr. Gianroli's collection until 2008.

In 2008, it was purchased by an East Coast enthusiast and treated to some mechanical freshening as well as a repaint in the shade of Grigio Notte (Midnight Grey), while the interior was reupholstered in Pelle Rossa (red leather). In 2010, the car was formally submitted to Ferrari Classiche for factory authentication.

In March of 2011, the car was purchased by a Southern California owner who treated it to a mechanical restoration. On May 6, 2012, the 365 garnered Meguiars' Award for Outstanding Paint Presentation at the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance, while on June 6, the car won Second in Class at the San Marino Motor Classic.

Currently, the car shows 91,000 kilometers on the odometer.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at RM Auction's sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lot was sold for the sum of $726,000 including buyer's commission.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013
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 specified with leather dashboard trim in lieu of the standard wood veneer.

When new, the car was delivered to official Ferrari concessionaire Crepaldi in Milan and sold to its first owner, Sig. Bini of Como, Italy. In 1973, Italian collector Gabriele Artom acquired the 365 GTC from Sig. Bini. Sig. Artom retained the car for 24 years. In the early 1990s, the Automotoclub Storico Italiano certified 12191, confirming its original specification.

In 1997, the car came into the care of its third owner - the first outside of Italy. In 1999, the car arrived in the United States. The Ferrari has been shipped from Michigan to Pebble Beach three times to serve as transportation during the Monterey Car Week.

The current owner has shown the car just once. in August 2002, it took part in the Concours-Italian Style held at the Edsel & Elanor Ford House on Lake St. Clair in Grosse Point, Michigan.

Since 1997, the car has traveled an estimated 30,000 km (18,600 miles). Currently, the 365 GTC remains in original, unrestored condition. It rides on correct cast aluminum wheels, period-correct Michelin XWX tires, and retains its largely original Verde Seabird paint. The original interior is also well preserved and factory original with the exception of new hides on the front seats, fitted in 1997.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2013
Chassis Num: 12203
Engine Num: 12203
Sold for $759,000 at 2013 RM Auctions.
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.

In 1968, the 330 GTC received a batch of modest upgrades, including an increase in engine displacement, good for an additional 20 horsepower, resulting in the 365 GTC. Distinguishing features included the relocation of its front fender vents to the hood. Greater power was achieved at a lower range of the RPM band, with strong torque developing as low as 2,500 RPM.

The 365 GTC was built in smaller quantities, with just 168 examples produced between 1968 and 1970.

This example was first delivered by Rome's original Ferrari dealer, Motor S.a.s di Carla Allegretti e C., to a local resident by the name of Nervi. In the early 1970s, the car was acquired by a Canadian doctor, who was employed at the Canadian Embassy in Rome. When he returned to Canada in the late 1970s, he brought the car with him. It remained in his ownership until his passing in the early 2000s. It was then purchased by a Canadian Ferrari dealer and enthusiast.

The car has been given a restoration and finished in the original Bleu Scuro. The car has Borrani chrome wire wheels, factory air conditioning, and a re-upholstered interior.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014
Chassis Num: 12655
Engine Num: 12655
Sold for $858,000 at 2014 Bonhams.
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 Pininfarina body number is 'C0830'. It was completed at Pininfarina's works in Turin during June 1969 and was delivered brand-new to Dino Ravasio & Sons in Verona, Italy soon after. Its first owner ex-Ravasio was a Signor Pasqualon within Italy. The car has formed part of the Collezione Maranello Rosso ever since the 1980s.

The car still has its original sales number sticker displayed on the back of the rearview mirror, now yellowed and faded by the respectable middle age.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014
Chassis Num: 12315
Sold for $915,000 at 2015 Rick Cole Auctions.
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 Chardack of New York. While in his care, the car was given a restoration, including comprehensive work performed in 1996 by Berlinetta Motorsports of Huntington, Long Island, New York, including a complete engine rebuild, detailed engine compartment, new carburetors, re-chromed bumpers, new carpets, new signal and back-up lights, restoration of the Borrani wheels, installation of a new exhaust, and rebuilding of the transmission/transaxle.

In 2004, it was purchased by Bob Lebenson, who showed it at FCLV shows during the 2000s, with accolades including Best of Show at the first Northern Trust event in 2005. It has been awarded Platinum status under Ferrari judging standards twice (2005 and 2007) at Concorso Arizona, as well as at Northern Trust. The Ferrari was awarded Best in Class at the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d'Elegance held during the fall of 2006, and it was shown by invitation at Quail Lodge in August 2007.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015
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 years, notably changing its color from the original Giallo (yellow) to the Blu Metallizzato hue it wears to this day, but retaining the black leather interior. In 1973, it was sent back to Modena for engine revisions. In 1975, it was sold to Gerhard Keller in Switzerland, with around 50,000 km showing.

After only a year, it was sold to a Swiss doctor, Urs Banninger, whose ownership would last for the next 25 years. During this time, it received a cylinder-head overhaul and a front suspension rebuild. The current owner acquired the car in 2014, gaining Ferrari's Classiche certification. It was fully serviced in June of 2016, with invocies totaling over £27,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017
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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