Lot 154 - 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Lot 154 - 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Lot 154 - 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Lot Number 154
Registration OPA 59R
Chassis Number F101AL 19603
Engine Number F101AC001 01124
Odometer reading 55,172 miles
Estimate £48,000 - £62,000

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 0-60mph in just 6.4 seconds and was capable of a top speed of 155mph.

This right hand drive 365 GT4 2+2 was first registered in the UK in 1977 and was the last example to leave the factory in 1976. Presented in metallic blue, this Ferrari retains its original black leather interior and claret carpets. Showing a mere 55,000 miles on the odometer, chassis 19603 is presented in good order throughout, the paintwork retains a deep shine and is generally very nice, as is the interior which retains a very original patina. The engine has been worked on in recent years and the running gear has been treated to a rebuild around 5,000 miles ago as well as a new clutch fitted just circa 500 miles ago. The vendor reports that the engine and gearbox work well and when on song sounds fantastic as you would expect with a front engine V12 Ferrari. Offered with various sundry invoices, previous MoT test records and the UK V5 registration document. A very understated Ferrari, the 365GT4 2+2 is very practical indeed and offers huge amounts of fun at a relatively modest outlay.

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