Produced between 1966 and 1970, the Ferrari 365 is a sports car Grand Tourer with an FR layout and a 4.4-Liter Colombo V12 engine. Introduced at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, it was intended to replace the Ferrari 330 and the Ferrari 500 Superfast. Four different types of Ferrari 365 were made: the California, the 365 GT 2+2, the 365 GTC and the 365 GTS. The 365 also refers to the Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 and the Ferrari Daytona, also known as the 365 GTB/4 and GTS/4. Just 14 examples of the Ferrari 365 California were made between 1966 and 1967, including two right hand drive cars. Tom Tjaarda at Pininfarina designed the Ferrari 365 California. This was the first 365 model featuring the 4.4-Liter V12, which was based off the 4-Liter Colombo unit of the previous Ferrari 330. The body was built on the same chassis as the Ferrari 500 Superfast, but boasted a more modern design.
Approximately 800 examples of the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 were produced between 1968 and 1970, 52 of which were with right hand drive. The 365 GT 2+2 was intended to succeed to the great Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, of which production ended in 1968, and quickly became the top selling model of the brand. Aldo Brovarone at Pininfarina designed this Coupe with refined and sharp lines and the car was originally fitted with Pirelli Cinturato tires. Like its predecessor, the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 features independent rear suspension instead of the live axle of the Ferrari 365 California. With its leather seats, electric windows, power steering and brakes, and optional air conditioning, the car was very comfortable and luxurious. At the time, it was Ferrari’s top selling model.
Just 168 examples of the 2-seat Coupe Ferrari 365 GTC and 20 of the 2-seat Spyder GTS were made between 1968 and 1970. Those models were replacing the 330 GTC and GTS, of which production ended in 1968. The upgraded 4.4-Liter V12 engine produced 320hp, which was over the 300hp of the previous models. Style-wise, both cars are similar, with the major noticeable difference being the vents previously mounted behind the front wheels, were moved to the bonnet. If you’re thinking about buying a Ferrari 365, let The Beverly Hills Car Club team help you find the perfect model for your needs!
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