Ferrari 365 GTC

Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in March 1966, the Ferrari 330 GTC (Gran Tourismo Coupe) was designed to complement Ferrari’s sporting Berlinetta, the 275 GTB, in much the same way that the 250 GT Pininfarina Coupe had complemented the 250 GT TdF. Combining many design elements of the most beautiful Ferrari automobiles, the 330 GTC offered the latest development of Colombo’s legendary V-12 engine and a chassis closely patterned after the 275 GTB. Legendary racing drivers Phil Hill and Paul Frère both proclaimed the model to be the best Ferrari built to date, and one of the best GT cars ever made. 

In 1968, the 330 GTC received a batch of modest upgrades, including an increase in engine displacement (good for an additional 20 horsepower), resulting in the 365 GTC. The new model was immediately identifiable by the relocation of the front fender vents to the hood. The improved engine featured greater power at a lower range of the rpm band, with strong torque developing as low as 2,500 rpm. In addition to offering better mechanical performance than its predecessor, the 365 GTC was built in a far smaller quantity, with just 168 examples produced between 1968 and 1970.

320 bhp, 4,390 cc SOHC V-12 engine, three Weber twin-choke downdraft carburetors, five-speed manual rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.

Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona in January, 2012.

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Pawel Litwinski

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