17 June 2000
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1975 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 'CONVERTIBLE'
COACHWORK BY PININFARINA - see text
Chassis No. 18295
Red with tan leather interior and fawn top
Engine: V-12, four-cam, 4,390cc, 320bhp at 6,200rpm; Gearbox: five-speed manual; Suspension: all independent with double wishbones and coil springs; Brakes: four wheel disc. Left hand drive.
Mechanically similar to the Ferrari GTC/4, the coupe GT4 2+2 had a longer wheelbase than its predecessor. By stretching the wheelbase, Pininfarina was able to build a generously sized 2+2. The car was pitched against other hand made GTs such as the Aston Martin DBS and Jensen Interceptor. With the traditional V12 engine, the Ferrari was no slouch and top speed was a quoted 150mph. A convertible model was never a factory option, although Fly Studio Modena produced a one-off targa-styled car.
This is a convertible and at the time of cataloguing we had not been able to determine who created it; the car was offered for sale by the Vintage Motor Car Co. in Southern California at some point and was sold by the Auto Toy Store, FL to Mr. Millett in May 1991. Invoices show that Mr. Millett used the car regularly and spent some $7000 on general service work. It is fitted with air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels (the spare is a 5 spoke alloy) and the paint is described as acceptable with a few shrinkage marks. The conversion has been attractively executed and certainly the Ferrari is an interesting variation.
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