Lot 307

Monterey 2023

1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina


$302,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Chassis No.
US Title
  • Number 266 of approximately 500 produced
  • Longtime California car delivered new to the West Coast
  • Attractively finished in Black over black with Borrani wire wheels
  • Includes factory manuals and tool kit
Please note that this lot is titled as a 1972.

Penned by Filippo Sapino of Pininfarina, the 365 GTC/4’s flowing wedge shape with pop-up headlights was a significant departure from the more traditional profile of its predecessors. It debuted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show and effectively replaced two models, the 365 GTC and 365 GT 2+2.

Both in design and performance, the 365 GTC/4 was more subdued and luxurious than the aggressive 365 GTB/4, its two-seater contemporary built on the same chassis. Ferrari produced approximately 500 examples over 18 months, the bulk of which were sold in the United States.

The example offered here completed production in December of 1971 and was delivered new in January 1972 to Casino magnate William F. Harrah’s West Coast Ferrari dealership Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada. It came finished from the factory in a deep shade of red called Amaranto Bull Lea with a Nero Cogolo leather interior. The car’s first owner was a resident of La Mesa, California and the car appears to have spent its life in the Golden State. In 1974, it was advertised for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter and found a second owner in San Diego, who would, in turn, list the car for sale again in the Ferrari Market Letter in 1976. At some point in the following 15 years, the GTC/4 appears to have been refurbished and the color was changed to its current black. Many enthusiasts feel the GTC/4 looks best in black, as the rubber front bumper blends into the bodywork and this could likely be the reason for the color change. In May of 1991, Grand Prix Classics of La Jolla would advertise the car and by the following year it would have a new owner. The Ferrari was next offered for sale in May 2005 after reportedly being substantially recommissioned. Its subsequent owner, a resident of Rancho Santa Fé, California, had possession of it by 2006 and is said to have invested in further mechanical refurbishment. The car was offered for sale again in 2014 and acquired by the consignor in February of that year. Today it remains in very attractive condition and has been maintained as part of a significant California collection.

Riding on stunning Borrani wire wheels with European-style knock-off spinners, this well-preserved GTC/4 is now offered with factory manuals and leather folio, repair manuals, and a tool kit.