Ferrari debuted the 365 GTC/4 model at the Geneva Motor Show in
March, 1971. Although the car sports two small rear "seats", it
wasn't designed as a replacement for the longer 4-seat 365 GT2+2,
instead it was Ferrari's newest civilized and practical 2-seat
coupe, similar to the previous 330 GTC and 365 GTC models. Keeping
with Ferrari's engine-centric naming scheme of the time, the 365
referenced the displacement (in cubic centimeters) of a single
cylinder while the GTC meant it was a Grand Touring (road) car in
Coupe (2 door hardtop) configuration and the 4 bragged of the newer
4 camshaft cylinder heads.
Mechanically, the 365 GTC/4 is closely related to the 365 GTB/4
"Daytona" but it presented its own innovations, including power
assisted steering, a large trunk, and side draft carburetors which
allow a lower hood line. As Road and Track said in its July 1972
review of the car: "In all, a graceful, clean and understated
design with subtleties one discovers only by looking it over
carefully. One might say this model is a Ferrari for the mature
enthusiast." Or, Winston Goodfellow was quoted in the Forza 365
GTC/4 Buyer's Guide as saying: "The styling is so elegantly low-key
that the model is often overlooked."
Production started in late 1971 and ran for 500 units through the
beginning of 1973 on the same assembly line as the 365 GTB/4 and
parallel to the line producing the 246 GT Dino. Excluding the
prototype (s/n 13741), GTC/4 serial numbers range from 14277 to
16349. As with all Enzo-era Ferrari road cars, the serial numbers
end in an odd integer and Daytona and Dino models of the era also
fall within that range. 3,761 Dinos were produced from 1969-1974,
along with 1,406 Daytonas, making the GTC/4 three times as rare and
only half the price of a Daytona today. (In 1972 the GTC/4 was
$3,000 more expensive than the GTB/4).
1972 Ferrari 365
Location:Costa Mesa, California
Exterior Color:Black Non-Metallic
Interior Color:Tan Leather
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