• Chassis # 14207
  • Engine # B824
  • A Well Preserved Example Featuring Original Interior & One Repaint
  • Only Two Private Owners From New With Original, Matching Numbers Engine
  • Finished In Rare & Desirable Colors Of Rosso Chiaro Over Nero
  • Sold New Through Harrah's in Las Vegas & Remained With Its Original Owner Unit 2017
  • Accompanied By Its Original Order Forms, Massini Report, Books, Tools, Jack, & Spare
  • A Beautiful Driving Experience That Only An Original Car Can Provide
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This car is currently located in: Pontiac, MI

The Overview

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 first debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968 as the successor to the highly acclaimed 275 GTB/4. In prototype form, with dark blue metallic paint, it was an instant hit. Though some would argue this should have been Ferrari’s opportunity to unveil a competitor to the upcoming mid-engined Lamborghini Muira, the success of the preceding 275 series offered little to no reason to change direction or engine placement. 

The 365 GTB/4 bears the honor of being the last Ferrari to be constructed of hand-hammered steel along with an aluminum hood, doors, and trunk. Power came from an all-alloy, four-cam, 4.4 Liter V12 cranking out 352 bhp and 318lblft of torque allowing the 365 GTB/4 to be the fastest production car in the world at the time, with a top speed of 175 mph. Thanks to a race-inspired dry-sump lubrication system the engine was able to be mounted very low in the chassis providing for fantastic handling and road behavior. The V12 was mated to a five-speed transaxle which aided in balancing out the weight of the car, achieving a perfect 50/50 split. It featured no power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and provided the option for air conditioning and power windows. Ferrari had yet again created a high-performance GT that delivered a brilliant driving experience that could best the likes of the Lamborghini Miura, Mercedes 300 SL, and Jaguar V12 E Type while remaining as comfortable as a period aged Fiat. 

Though not an official title, the Ferrari 365 instantly gained the nickname “Daytona” as it was the first model revealed to the public after finishing in 1-2-3 fashion at the 24 Hours of Daytona and subsequently winning the world sportscar championship in 1967. The name is still relevant in the modern-day Ferrari world via the Daytona seat option, which has continued to be available on all current models.

This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, chassis #14207, is finished in stunning Rosso Chiaro over Nero Leather. It is a wonderfully original example showing only two owners from new, a single repaint in its life and time capsule interior. This example was purchased by the first of two owners in 1971 at William F. Harrah’s dealership in Reno, Nevada. As stated in the report from Ferrari expert Marcel Massini, chassis #14207 was originally configured in Rosso Chiaro with Silvergrey Nose Band, over a Nero interior, and sporting Borrani wire wheels when it left the Maranello Assembly line on March 27, 1971, with a sequence number 435 and a Scaglietti body number 445. The original owner held on to the vehicle for 46 years before parting ways in 2017 – leaving it in fantastic condition with only 29,000 original miles. During his ownership, the car was cared for appropriately and maintained as one would expect. Due to its loving long-term ownership over the years, this 1971 Ferrari GTB/4 presents wonderfully today, both mechanically and cosmetically. The most recent servicing according to our records was carried out in 2017 by The Intrepid Motor Car Company of Sparks, Nevada, and totaled just shy of $9,000. It included a carb rebuild, fluids change, tuning, and new tires amongst a host of other items. This GTB/4 represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a truly fantastic example of one of Maranello’s most revered twelve-cylinder, front-engined, high-performance grand touring cars ever produced. 

Included in the sale are a full set of Cromodora wheels and tires, documentation, service records, owner booklets, and a complete tool kit.

 

The Details

exterior

body and paint

The paint quality is excellent with consistent, bright shine, excellent colors, and depth throughout. We believe that most, if not all of the car has been repainted at some point. The Panels are very straight down the sides with consistent gaps. The hood and headlight buckets fit nicely and there are no real issues to note.

glass and trim

It appears that most of the rubber was replaced at some point in time and remains in good condition. The brightwork throughout the car remains in good condition with only minor hazing around the bumpers. The glass throughout the car appears to be all original or period-correct with the proper Securit branding and an original appearing “Mark of Insurance” document in Italian affixed to the front windshield.

wheels

The wheels currently on the car are a set of beautiful Borrani wire wheels. They present in fantastic shape with no stand-out flaws to note. The included Cromodora wheels suffer from minor rashing on all 4 wheels but in general present nicely and could easily be refinished should a future owner choose to fit them.

notable flaws

Overall the exterior of the car is in very good condition with the exception of a few minor knicks and scratches that generally result from normal use.

interior

seats and surfaces

Most of the interior appears to be original with the exception of the seat belts currently fitted to the car. There is some very light patina present in high traffic areas, as should be expected from such an original example, but overall it adds a wonderful charm to the feel of the vehicle. The Daytona Style seats present in wonderful condition for their age with no cracks or hard creasing. The dash remains original and has lost most of its original color but retains good shape, smooth with no tearing and only some minor bunching around the edges and the left side of the air vents. The carpets retain good color, tight weave, and proper fitment with only minor wear congruent with the mileage in high traffic areas. There is a bit of scuffing on the leather door sills but nothing out of the ordinary for an original interior.

functionality and accessories

All buttons and switches work as they should, including the 8 track tape player. Interior componentry remains in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition showing bright letterings and overall smooth and clean surfaces.

engine bay and trunk

engine bay

The engine bay presents in great conditions showing minimal signs of wear. All correct plaques appear to be in place. Painted surfaces are smooth and correct, mechanical components appear well looked after, and there are no signs of any issues past or present.

trunk area

The trunk area is trimmed nicely with black carpet throughout with a leather-wrapped tool kit. The carpet fits nicely all around with no signs of wear.

Underside

Much like the engine bay, the underside presents in great condition with no signs of any issues past or present.

mechanicals

engine

The 4.4L Tipo V12 fires to life with no hesitations. On the road, it makes great power and even better noises. After sitting at long lights there is sometimes a quick stumble while taking off but has proved not to be an issue when putting it through its paces.

transmission

The 5-speed transmission shifts gears smoothly and holds power well. The clutch has appropriate take-up and solid feedback with no real issues to note. It holds power well and shifts through the gears as it should.

brakes and suspension

The brakes feel appropriate, bringing the car to a smooth and controlled stop with no apparent issues. The suspension feels compliant and tight with no odd noises or road manners to speak of.

tires

The tires are the correct Michelin XWX on all four corners. They appear to have plenty of tread life left in them with solid and supple side walls showing no cracking or dry rot.

driving experience

The Ferrari 365 GTC/4 represents quite possibly one of Ferrari’s best road-going achievements. From the stunning and timeless exterior to the beautifully trimmed cabin and the wonderful and tactile driving nature, it truly is a remarkable driving experience that culminates as you apply pressure to throttle. The noise that emanates from under the hood of this car is one of the most glorious automotive symphonies ever produced in a road car and is truly something special. The overall package that the 365 GTC/4 provides is truly unmatchable and is the reason these cars are so highly sought after.

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