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1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

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The Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, the first 'Boxer', was shown at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. It was designed to compete against the Maserati Bora, Lamborghini Miura, and the newly introduced Lamborghini Countach. The production version was shown in 1973 at the Paris Motor Show and during its production lifespan, 387 examples were built with 88 being right-hand drive (58 were sent to the U.K. market). The design was courtesy of Pininfarina and followed the P6 show design which included the pop-up headlights. The Pininfarina design was low and wide, and built by Scaglietti.

It had the same numerical designation as the Daytona, yet it was radically and dramatically different. It had a mid-engine layout housed in its tubular/monocoque combination chassis. It was powered by a flat-12 engine that was mounted longitudinally rather than transversely. With 380 horsepower, it produced slightly more than the Daytona. The motor was placed above the gearbox and final drive, thus allowing for a shorter wheelbase. The ensemble was clothed in low-slung Berlinetta coachwork, the result of extensive wind tunnel testing. It was assembled by Scaglietti and comprised a superstructure mixing aluminum-alloy and steel panels, complemented by matt black-finished glassfibre elements beneath the front and rear overhangs.

The 365 GT4 BB was named for the displacement of a single-cylinder, as well as its four-cam overhead-valve actuation. It was the first of a family of Berlinetta boxers with increasingly powerful engine specifications, none of which were ever federally approved for American road use (except with aftermarket conversion).

Production would continue through 1976, before being succeeded by the 512 BB. At the time of its introduction, it was the world's fastest and most expensive car.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019

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The 365 Series was introduced in the late 1960s and stayed in production until the early 1970s. The 365s 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 22 had an independent with transverse parallelograms....
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1975 Vehicle Profiles

1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 18553

1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 18657

Performance and Specification Comparison

365 GT4 BB

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
98.43 in.
12 cyl., 267.89 CID., 339.00hp
98.40 in.
12 cyl., 267.89 CID., 344.00hp

Industry Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)2,381
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)2,308
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)1,939
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)1,939
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)1,939
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)1,337
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)1,337
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)1,772
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,390,251)850
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)850
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)850

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