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1971 FERRARI 365 GTC4
SERIAL NUMBER 15609
340 hp, 4,390 cc DOHC V-12 engine with six Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and telescopic dampers, and four-wheel disc brakes with power assist. Wheelbase: 98.4 in.
Presented in its original color combination of silver with tan leather
The seventh of only 500 produced
Documented matching-numbers example
Three owner car with 18,300 original miles
Factory air conditioning and desirable original alloy wire wheels
Superb original condition
Ferrari Classiche certification pending
Complete set of original tools and books
First shown at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the 365 GTC/4 was a grand touring car in the classic Ferrari tradition. Pininfarina created a two-seater coupe with two occasional seats in the rear. Enveloped in a sinuous and streamlined shape, it was clearly developed in the stylist’s new wind tunnel, which came into operation at the time the car was being developed. Rear seats fold down in the interest of additional storage. Most notable about the exterior styling was the radiator grille, which was encircled by a broad ring that doubled as a bumper placed at the extremity of the car’s long and tapered nose. Within the nose were the hidden headlights, and on the hood, two rectangular air intakes were added to aid in the cooling of the hand-built, 340-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-12 engine.
Despite being the same engine capacity as its Daytona predecessor, the engine was an entirely different unit, designed to accommodate the dramatically lower hood line. A new cylinder head was employed, which put the intake manifolds between the inlet and exhaust camshafts on each bank, and the six Weber carburetors were now side-drafts. Wet-sump lubrication was used, as opposed to the dry-sump method used on the Daytona. Power steering and brakes, along with a hydro-pneumatic self-leveling device on the rear suspension, were also included.
Road & Track described the 356 GTC/4 as “a fine car for a cross country trip in any weather. Every new Ferrari model brings some noteworthy advance over previous ones. The GTC/4’s is mechanical refinement. Less mechanical thrash comes through from the engine room than in any previous Ferrari, and the controls are smoother and lighter than ever, making the car deliciously easy to drive well.”
Chassis number 15609, a North American delivery example, is one of only 500 examples produced between the spring of 1971 and autumn of 1972, and it is one of 465 left-hand drive models. It was originally delivered to its first owner by the Ferrari dealer in Vancouver, Canada where it has had only two subsequent owners in forty five years.
It had been driven just 18,300 from new when it was subjected to a complete service in 2014 by Ferrari of Vancouver. the documentation remains on file with the rest of its comprehensive service file, to support the meticulous work performed.
This exceptional Ferrari 365 GTC/4 is fitted with the now iconic five star alloy wheels and Michelin rubber. It has been superbly refinished in its original color of Argento (Silver) and has a highly original tan leather interior that has never been touched. Its glass and brightwork shows to near new condition, as do all gauges and instrumentation. It is fitted with an original, period correct Becker Mexico radio, five speed transmission and factory power windows. Factory air conditioning, makes the car comfortable to drive on summer days. All body panel fit and finish is to original factory tolerances. 15605 benefits from a recent distributor service and sorting out of the six Weber carbs. A recent cosmetic detailing has been performed to ensure that the car looks as good as it drives. A complete set of original tools and books in their correct original pouches perfectly complement this survivor of another age.
Please contact us for an appointment to inspect this low mileage original example.