1 of 149 Produced. Matching numbers. Original Colors and Upholstery. $90,000 in Recent Receipts.
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
s/n 12079, Engine no. 12079
Silver with Dark Blue Leather
Widely regarded to be one of the best driving and most usable classic Ferraris, the 330 and 365 GTC and are highly sought after today. While 600 examples of the 330 were built, just 149 365 GTC’s were built. Both variants are extremely nice to drive, even in today’s traffic, thanks to the wide torque band provided by the engine, and the tractability and balance that result from the combination of the transaxle and torque tube. 365’s are substantially the same as 330’s, with the exception of the extra .4 litre of displacement, which makes the cars extremely rapid, even by today’s standards. The cars are also fitted with Daytona type transaxle and emergency brake arrangement. From a driver’s standpoint, the 365 GTC is the premier roadgoing Ferrari coupe produced in the 1960’s and is particularly desirable not only for its increased power, but also its rarity. Because of their elegant understated lines, superb driving experience, and classic Ferrari layout, these cars have a timeless appeal that continues to earn them a spot in the collections of the most discerning Ferrari enthusiasts.
This particular car has been repainted in its original silver, while retaining its original dark blue leather and carpets. It is a matching numbers, long time dry climate car having been in Arizona or California for at least the last 15 years. Fantasy Junction had the pleasure of transacting this car to the present owner in 2007, when it showed just 24,000 miles on the odometer.
Since that time, approximately $90,000 has been invested in the mechanical aspects of the car. The engine and transaxle were removed from the car and the transaxle inspected and rebuilt with new bearings and synchro rings as necessary. The ring and pinion was inspected, and the lash set to factory specifications. New drive shaft bearings were installed where needed, new transaxle mounts installed, and the entire driveline detailed and painted according to original specifications. The engine was cleaned, inspected, and resealed including the front cover area. The distributors were rebuilt, the valves adjusted, new plug wires fitted, and many other ancillary needs carried out. The entire engine bay was cleaned and detailed to exacting standards including the replacement of any non-original hardware. The air conditioning system was serviced including a rebuild of the compressor, and the installation of new belts. New correct Yellow fuel lines and brown oil lines were sourced and installed. A new window washer bag was also installed. The brake booster was overhauled. While the components were out of the engine bay, the inner fender wells were primed and painted and new hardware correctly plated, insuring an exceptional presentation when reassembled.
The mechanical work was not limited to the driveline. All four suspension corners were fully disassembled, crack tested, and refinished with new powder coating, bushings, and rebuilt Koni shock absorbers. The underside of the chassis and exhaust was sanded, primed, and painted.
Upon reassembly, the clutch, throttle linkage, and shift linkage were all adjusted, and the car was aligned. Accordingly, the car starts easily, and functions as it was designed to, providing an exceptional driving experience. With the single exception of the backup lights, all the switchgear, lights, and gauges are fully functional when checked at Fantasy Junction. When recently tested, the engine compression readings were between 150-170 lbs on all 12 cylinders, confirming the health of the engine.
The car employs excellent driver cosmetics with wonderfully original interior. The body appears to have never been damaged or required corrosion repairs. The paintwork, done in the original color, is generally very nice. The chrome is very nice throughout, showing minimal age or weather. The window glass and lenses are all in good condition, including the correct Carello headlights. The car sits on nice, but not freshly restored Borrani wire wheels with Michelin XWX tires. While the majority of the work was done with driving in mind, the finished car was invited to the 2011 Del Mar Concours d’Elegance in Los Angeles.
The interior boasts original dash, door panel, seat, headliner, and rear parcel shelf upholstery in very good condition. The carpets are almost certainly original as well, and show minor age and wear accordingly. The gauges and switchgear are original and functioning properly. Tasteful safety belts have been added by the current owner.
The trunk is in outstanding original condition to match the interior. Included with the car are the full tool set with jack and bag, books with leather pouch, and records supporting all the recent work mentioned here, as well a hand written maintenance log kept by the previous owner going back to 1997 when the odometer showed just 19,000 miles.
This particular car embodies what makes Ferraris so unique and sought-after. The driving experience is genuinely enjoyable, and this car is the perfect condition to enjoy. It is beautiful to behold, yet not too nice to drive as frequently and extensively as you like.
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Fantasy Junction • 510-653-7555 • 1145 Park Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608