Ferrari built just over 1,000 examples of the wonderful and practical 330 GT 2+2 from 1964-1967, and as good as the car was, an improved model was needed in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. Those present at the 1967 Paris Auto Show saw the new Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, resplendent in new Pininfarina coachwork that utilized styling cues from the Superfast as well as the 330 GTC, combined with the new and larger 4.4-liter, 320-hp version of the Colombo V-12. This package rode on a modified version of the 330 GT 2+2 chassis, now with a wider track to allow for more interior room as well as independent rear suspension—a first for a Ferrari 2+2. This suspension was developed in conjunction with Koni and it featured a self-leveling system designed to assist in maintaining ride height when rear passengers were carried.
Driving one of these "Queen Mothers" as Road & Track called them, is heightened by the sound of the car’s Weber carburetors, capable handling and braking (courtesy of four-wheel vented disc brakes), and a driver environment that included power steering, electric windows, air conditioning, and an abundance of wood and leather on the dash.
Those shopping for a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 today should be aware that like all Ferrari's from the 1960s, rust can be a present and costly issue. Other potential problems involve the electrical system as well as the self-leveling rear suspension, which can also be expensive to fix if it is not in correct working order. With these considerations taken into account, the 365 GT 2+2 is a luxurious and capable choice for any enthusiast who is looking to have one of the last of the classically styled Colombo V-12 2+2s from the 1960s. Just 800 examples were built from 1967 to 1971.
This Italian example spend 3 years in the UK for a complete nut and bolt renovation before coming in 2019 to the Czech Republic. This matching numbers example got also a Ferrari Classiche certification in 2017, confirming not only the matching numbers, but also the rare and stunning colour combination of Marrone Colorado over Pelle Beige leather. The compression test is also included in the gallery for each of the 12 cylinders. The last service was made in October 2020.
|Engine||4.390 ccm, 320 PS, V12|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Maronne Colorado|
|Color - interior||Pelle Beige|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||35.947 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||13671|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
• 2-door coupe body type; • RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; • gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4390 cm3, advertised power: 235 kW / 315 hp / 320 PS (DIN), torque: 363 Nm; • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4980 mm, width: 1790 mm, wheelbase: 2650 mm; • reference weights: base curb weight: 1580 kg; • top speed: 245 km/h (152 mph) (declared by factory); • accelerations: 0-60 mph 6.2 s; 0-100 km/h 6.5 s
Hradec Kralove, Czechia