A stunning example of Pininfarina’s styling in the early-1970s, this very original car is resplendent in Verde Seabird with a Crema leather interior and having covered just 97,000 kilometres.
Our car is a 1975, right-hand drive Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2. Powered by a 4.4-litre Colombo V12 engine mated to a 5-speed ZF gearbox, the car has its original Cromodora ‘knock-off’ alloy wheels along with the six round tail lights that are characteristic of this model. It’s in a superb, original condition and, with just 97,000 kilometres (60,000 miles) on the clock, the engine simply purrs, the gearbox is slick and the car is a delight to drive.
The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 was Pininfarina’s answer to a design brief that moved the marque away from the more traditionally-styled, curvaceous lines of the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, provided more rear-seat space than the Ferrari GTC4 and introduced the aerodynamic and body-styling thinking that was destined to become a feature of the seventies. Launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1972, the Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 was a straightforward ‘three-box’ design based on a long wheelbase version of the Ferrari 365 GTC4 chassis, the ‘2+2’ sharing a number of design features from this, its immediate predecessor, including the Daytona-style, ‘pop up’ twin headlights. A total of 521 production models in both left and right-hand drive were built and trimmed by Pininfarina and assembled at Maranello between 1972 and 1976.
Our car was delivered new to Crepaldi, the Ferrari agent in Milan, in July 1975 who sold it to a wealthy Italian family living in Monaco: the owner having a preference for right-hand drive cars (the family also owned a right-hand drive Ferrari 412). In preparing the car for sale we’ve carried out a though inspection and given the car a full service. We’ve replaced the Koni shock absorbers, overhauled the brakes, replaced the fuel lines and fitted a new battery.
Marking the time that Ferrari made a conscious move away from what could be called its ‘classic styling’ to introduce new thinking and, simultaneously, address the continual ‘2+2 issue’, this is a fabulous example of a model that is a true milestone in Ferrari’s history and one that thoroughly deserves its classic status.
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