‘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 wonderful and original right hand drive 2+2 Pininfarina Coupe is an example of the ultimate Ferrari of its day and – being one of only 100 right hand drive cars in existence- it is also incredibly rare. Chassis 19603 was the subject of an engine rebuild in 1999. Having covered less than 5,000 miles since the carburettors and clutch were replaced in 2014, the brakes and suspension were also rebuilt in the early part of 2016, and most recently tuned by Dick Lovett in April this year.
Finished in arguably the best colour combination for a 365, this is perhaps your last chance to own a front engined manual V12 Ferrari on carburettors for under £100,000.