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Lot 385
1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2


Selling on Friday

From The Rockhound Collection


• 1 of only 800 built during its four-year production period
• Desirable color combination
• Ferrari V-12 power
• Optional factory air-conditioning

268 cid SOHC 12-cylinder engine, triple Weber twin-choke carburetors, 320 HP, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axles, four-wheel hydraulic vented disc brakes with vacuum assist; wheelbase: 104.3”

Introduced in 1967 at the Paris Salon, the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 became one of Ferrari’s most refined vehicles to that date. Designed and constructed by none other than Battista Pininfarina, the 365 meets the demands of the consumer looking for high-speed transportation that also accommodated up to four passengers comfortably. Along with its new fastback design, it became the first production model to be equipped with standard power steering, power brakes, and self-leveling independent rear suspension. Built for only four years, this particular 365 GT 2+2 was built during the second year of production and was one of only 800 in total to leave the factory.

Along with the new standard power steering and power brakes, the 365 GT 2+2 came with the option of air-conditioning, which this example includes. Chassis number 11335 would go into the Pininfarina Coachworks factory in Torino, Italy in February of 1968 and be completed in April of 1968. The Grigio Scuro 24008 Metallizzato grey Ferrari would be delivered new to official Ferrari dealer Gustavo Lombardi in Naples, Italy. This 365 GT 2+2 would then be privately sold to Giovanni Lauro, who was an attorney practicing in Naples, Italy. From that point on, little is known about the history or whereabouts until The Rockhound Collection took ownership in the mid-2000s, after the color had been changed to the current dark blue.

Currently the car warrants some minor refreshing in the cabin and in the exterior paint. The interior is upholstered in its original Rosso VM 3171 Connolly leather throughout the cabin, which still presents nicely. Producing 320 horsepower out of the gate, the 12-cylinder engine coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox gives this Ferrari impressive performance. With a top speed of 150 miles-per-hour and seven-second flat 0 to 60 times, it still carries fine handling and CAR magazine would describe it as, “the most civilized Ferrari yet”, proving to be a first-round pick among the wealthy of the time.

The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 proved to be the ultimate Gentleman’s GT in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Still loved to this day because of its stylish looks and smooth performance, this one of only 800 Ferraris built is an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful vehicle that carries the legendary prancing horse logo and Pininfarina nameplate.

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