Ferrari’s dominance of the sports car market in the 1960’s is legendary. The models produced were ground breaking, elegant and were instant classics even then. Their popularity has only increased with age and the values have continued to rise, gaining the cars iconic status throught the World of fine Automobiles. It is the company’s foray into the luxury Grand Touring market that is perhaps undervalued in today’s market as these cars were equally as exciting and ground breaking. For without their conception, modern luxury GT performance cars would have no marker to start from.
Keen to fill this spot Ferrari aimed these cars directly at wealthy business men, customers who in fact may have already possessed an existing two seater Ferrari. This style of Grand Tourer started with the 365 Series, introduced in the late 1960’s and stayed in production until the early part of the 1970’s when it was superseded by the 400 series. The first version was the 365 GT 2+2, was powered by the Columbo designed single overhead cam 4390 cc V-12 engine which breathed through three Weber carburetors and was capable of producing around 300 bhp. This in turn was replaced by the 365 GT4 2+2, the familiar Pininfarina style body staying in production until the final 412 version ceased in 1989.
This example here on offer today, is arguably the most significant of all 365 cars in existence having formed part on one of the worlds most recognised collections of Ferrari- the Voilote Collection. Offered on its original Modena number of MO 39333 the car was used and featured significantly within the 2003 Film Ferrari. Ferrari is a film based on the book by Enzo Biagi. It depicts Enzo Ferrari’s rise from a successful race driver to one of the most famous entrepreneurs of all time. Being interviewed by a fictitious, intrusive young journalist he recalls his setbacks and personal losses. He also expresses his regrets about race drivers who met with an accident. The film finishes with a dedication by Piero Ferrari: “In loving memory of my father and of my brother Dino”.
Finished in Azur Blue over black, this example is Supplied with the car is a history file containing bills for work undertaken. Fitted with the same V12 4 cam engine used in the Ferrari Daytona this is great example of a true GT Ferrari with a wonderful history to match.