London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
7 June 2004
1969 FERRARI 365 2+2
Registration No. ABW 95G
Chassis No. 12077
Engine No. 12077
Red with black leather interior
Engine: 60 degree V12, single overhead camshaft per bank, triple twin choke Weber carburettors, 4,390cc, 320bhp. Gearbox: five speed manual; Brakes: disc all round; Suspension: front wishbones and coil springs, rear, wishbones and coil springs with hydro pneumatic self-levelling units. Right hand drive.
Combining the elegant nose of the exclusive 500 Superfast with the more rectangular styling of the one-off 330GTC Speciale show car, the 365 2+2 was much more sophisticated than the four seater Ferrari coupes that came before it. Under the steel bodywork, as usual from the pen of Pininfarina, was an all-new chassis with unequal length wishbones and coil springs at the rear instead of the live rear axle of the 330GT 2+2. The model also pioneered the use of self-levelling rear suspension on a Ferrari road car, the Koni-supplied hydro-pneumatic units taking into account the variations in load. Another first was the adoption of power steering and air conditioning, underlining the luxury touring car personality of the 365GT 2+2.
First registered in Singapore, this 365 was originally finished in grey coachwork and there is stayed until 1982 when it was brought to the UK by a Mr Kendell. He then sold the car in 1985 when he stated the then mileage of 14,000 (to the best of his knowledge) to be correct, also humorously noting that when he bought the car it had covered only 6,500 miles and had just had its first change of tyres!
Sitting on chrome Borrani wire wheels this 365 is a attractive example of the model, the older repaint in red has a few blisters in places along with several touch-in marks but otherwise is in fair order.
The interior has been re-trimmed in black leather with red piping and black carpets and appears in fine condition. Despite this, the wood dashboard trim requires a fresh coat of veneer and the door cards have been damaged due to previous speaker installation.
Not perfect, but a sound example that only needs routine detailing work to hugely enhance the car. On file is the Singapore registration document, relevant correspondence and various invoices relating to the cars maintenance.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July