‘Most important was the double overhead cam engine. Like Rolls-Royce, no horsepower figure was quoted, but surely it was at least 320. More important was its massive amount of torque. Taken together with the turbine-like characteristics of the V12 engine, it mattered little which gear one was in or at what speed.’ Stanley Nowak on the 356GT4 2+2, ‘Ferrari on the Road’.
Introduced towards the end of 1972, the 365GT4 2+2 was the biggest and best equipped four-seater Ferrari so far. Flagship of the Maranello range, it reaffirmed Ferrari’s determination to compete with the world’s finest luxury saloons. Based on the preceding 365GT 2+2, albeit lower, longer and wider, the newcomer was fitted with a four-cam version of the 4.4-litre V12 engine while retaining its predecessor’s mechanical underpinnings. A total of only 524 had been completed by the time production ceased in 1976.
This Italian delivered example has until recently spent all of its life in Italy, covering just over 90,000 kilometres. Originally specified in Blue Chiaro with a black leather interior, the 365 has has been refinished in Rossa Corsa in the past.
With a major service in 2018 including carburettor adjustment, this super cool 70s GT car is ready for cross-continental touring once more.