Lot 188 - 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Lot 188 - 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Lot 188 - 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Lot Number 188
Registration NPH 972P
Chassis Number 18827
Engine Number 18827
Odometer reading 51,804 miles
Estimate £40,000 - £50,000
  • One of only 109 UK, right hand drive 365 GT4 2+2s
  • 4.4 litre V12 unit producing 340bhp at 7000rpm with manual gearbox
  • Copies of original factory correspondence

At the Paris Auto Salon in 1972, Ferrari unveiled an all new car to the world. It was a fast, svelte and elegant 2+2 powered by their legendary V12 engine, and was the most expensive series produced by Ferrari for 17 years. The 365 GT4 2+2 is easily distinguished from its successors by its six rear tail lights, knock-off alloy wheels, and lack of a front spoiler and was produced between 1972 and 1976. Production totalled 525 cars and just 109 of these were right hand drive. The bodies were built and fully trimmed at the Pininfarina works in Turin, and then shipped to the Ferrari factory in Maranello for the installation of the mechanical components. Under the bonnet, Ferrari squeezed in a 4.4 litre V12 unit producing 340bhp at 7000rpm resulting in the world's most potent full four-seater at the time. Despite its 1,450 kilos, the car galloped from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds and was capable of a top speed of 155 mph.

This UK supplied, right hand drive 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 finished in Rosso Sir Ivor with a black Cognolo leather interior, is one of only 27 believed to be left in existence. Ordered new with air conditioning, electric mirrors, electric windows and cassette stereo, it was first registered on 14thMay 1976. The paperwork that accompanies the car shows it was first ordered by Maranello Concessionaires in Egham before being sold onto Lancaster Garages in Colchester, Essex. The car is even rarer in that it has only had three keepers in its entire 45 year life. It has benefitted recently from new, correct Michelin XWX tyres, a suspension overhaul, a new high torque starter motor, new clutch and an engine service which included the carburettors being cleaned and balanced with new points and condensers fitted. The vendor reports that the car drives very well, attracting a lot of attention wherever it goes.

Supplied with copies of the car’s original order sheet and factory correspondence, a V5C registration document, previous MoT test certificates and receipts. This desirable, well presented and rare final year of production car, offers an excellent alternative to the much more common comparable Aston Martin or Maserati of the time.

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