‘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 356 GT4 2+2, ‘Ferrari on the Road’.
Introduced towards the end of 1972, the 365 GT4 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 365 GT 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 very original and correct European-delivered Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 has been in the ownership of just two keepers and has covered only 102,000 kilometres from new. Only 521 examples were made in total making this a rather rare example in Ferrari production terms. The body is in very good overall condition, with perfect panel gaps, and the underside is very clean and solid. The 365 has been very well maintained over the years and is said to be in perfect working and driving order. We are pleased to note the car has recently been treated to a service including a rebuilt carburettor and a stainless-steel exhaust. Offered today with an original black leather interior showing nice patina and equipped with the original wheels and air conditioning, what a wonderful proposition for the Ferrari enthusiast.