Monterey | Lot 116
1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina
$246,400 USD | Sold
| Monterey, California
24 August 2018
- Features optional factory air conditioning
- Documented history by marque historian Marcel Massini
- Includes tool roll, jack, owner’s manual, and spare wheel
- Matching-numbers engine
Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1967, the 365 GT 2+2 was the largest and most luxurious Ferrari model to date, carrying forward the growing demand for high-speed transport with accommodations for up to four passengers. Designed and constructed by Pininfarina, it had a low-slung fastback design and was the first Ferrari to be equipped with standard power steering and power brakes. The 365 GT 2+2 was also the company’s first 2+2 with a self-leveling independent rear suspension.
The 4.4-liter single-overhead-camshaft V-12 engine was fitted with three Weber carburetors and produced 320 hp. Such performance was combined with a luxurious interior to make a most impressive grand tourer. Plush leather, luxurious veneered trim panels, the last wood-rimmed steering wheel in a production Ferrari, air conditioning, a stereo, and standard power windows completed the interior appointments.
Chassis no. 11853 was originally finished in Azzuro Hyperion over black Franzi leather and then delivered from the factory to Renato Nocentini’s garage outside of Florence, Italy, in November of 1968. It was sold later that month to the first owner, a resident of Bologna. Subsequently, it was brought in for routine service and maintenance to the Ferrari factory’s Assistenza Clienti at Viale Trento in Modena. It was later exported to the U.S. in the mid-1970s and was sold from Atlanta, Georgia, to an owner in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, in 1981.
More recently, the car underwent an extensive restoration, including refinishing the Borrani wire wheels, rebuilding the engine and drivetrain, rebuilding the brakes and suspension, and installing new shocks. The body was stripped to bare metal and professionally refinished in Giallo Fly. In addition, the bumpers were re-chromed, and the interior and trunk were re-trimmed. Today, the 365 includes photo documentation of the restoration as well as the owner’s manual, tool roll, and jack bag with the respective jack, hammer, and tools.
The 365 GT 2+2 proved to be incredibly popular among consumers. Just over 800 of these models were built during its model run, accounting for approximately half of total Ferrari production. Chassis no. 11853 offers an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful matching-numbers grand touring Ferrari, packaged with the legendary Colombo V-12.