Monterey

Monterey Conference Center
18 - 20 August 2022
Lot 348

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina

Offered from the Iannelli Family Collection

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$335,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California

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Chassis No.
13093
Engine No.
13093
Documents
US Registration
  • Offered from the Iannelli Family Collection
  • Presented in factory-correct Rosso Nearco over black leather
  • Only the 103rd US-market example produced
  • Retains its desirable air-conditioning system, numbers-matching V-12 engine; five-speed manual transmission
  • Restored by Miller Motorcars in 2017; over $260,000 in accompanying receipts
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Introduced at the Paris Salon in 1967, the 365 GT 2+2 was Ferrari’s largest and most luxurious model to date, carrying forward the growing demand for high-speed transport with accommodations for four passengers. Designed and constructed by Pininfarina, it features low-slung fastback styling that drew heavily from the 500 Superfast and 365 California. Furthermore, it was the first Ferrari grand tourer equipped with standard power steering, brakes, and windows, and a self-leveling independent rear suspension. The 4.4-liter V-12 engine was fitted with three Weber carburetors and factory-rated at 320 horsepower.

Such performance was combined with a luxurious interior to make a most impressive grand tourer. Plush leather, luxurious veneered trim panels, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, air conditioning, and a radio completed the interior appointments.

Marque historian Marcel Massini notes that chassis 13093, offered here, is the 103rd U.S.-market example of the 365 GT 2+2 produced between 1968 and 1971. Presented today wearing its factory-correct color combination of Rosso Nearco (2.664.032) over black leather (VM 8500), it was delivered new to Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, and later sold to Michael Curran of Denver, Colorado.

Between 1979 and 1998, it had passed through at least three collections in California, then showing approximately 61,000 miles and still purported to wear its original paint and upholstery. After a brief stint under Japanese ownership, 13093 quickly returned stateside, remaining in California until early 2014. Interestingly, the model’s distinctive rear fascia has been slightly modified under previous ownership, possibly to resemble more closely the contemporaneous 365 GTB/4 model. As a result, it wears just four rear taillights, as opposed to the standard six.

By 2016, it had been refinished in dark blue while its original interior remained intact. It was acquired shortly thereafter by the Ferrari dealer Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut. Prior to adding it to their sales floor, 13093 underwent a thorough restoration to peak mechanical and cosmetic condition, as documented by receipts totaling more than $260,000. Sublimely rebuilt, refinished, and reupholstered—it was thusly acquired by the consignor.

Under current ownership, this beautiful 365 GT 2+2 has been part of a private collection stored in a climate-controlled facility. An onsite technician provided maintenance at regular intervals, and within the last 50 miles the car received fresh fluids and necessary service for the upcoming sale.

Riding on a set of stunning chrome Borrani wire wheels wrapped in period-correct Michelin XWX tires, chassis number 13093 maintains many of the distinctive features which prompted the editors of Road & Track to name this model the “Queen Mother of Ferraris” in 1969. It is sure to impress the next caretaker with its appealing blend of vintage style, exhilarating performance, and sumptuous comfort.