With the intention of competing in the worldwide luxury car market, Ferrari introduced the totally new 365 GT 2+2 at the Paris Salon in October 1967. It bore a strong resemblance to both the 330 GTC Special built for Belgium’s Princess de Rethy and to the famous 500 Superfast.
The car was a technical triumph. It was the first 2+2 Ferrari to have four-wheel independent suspension, which also featured a hydro-pneumatic self-leveling system. Power steering and air conditioning were standard, while excellent insulation from noise and vibration was achieved by stabilizing the engine, gearbox and rear axle casing in one unit and mounting it all at four points on special rubber bushes. The engine itself was the new Type 245, with a displacement of 4.4 liters, single overhead camshafts and three Weber carburetors, producing 320 bhp at 6,600 rpm.
The car was indeed no slouch — with a top speed of 152mph, it could achieve 0-60 mph and 0-l20 mph times of 7.2 seconds and 26.2 seconds respectively.
During the three years of its production, only 800 examples of the 365 GT 2+2 were produced, yet nonetheless it is regarded as one of Ferrari’s most successful luxury models ever made.
The car pictured here has seen little use, having only been used during the dry summer months and has always been well maintained and garaged. Finished in Argento with navy blue leather upholstery, this stylish 1960s four-seater Ferrari has recently enjoyed some cosmetic improvement.