Introduced as a replacement for the 330 GT 2+2 at the Paris Salon in 1967, the 365 GT 2+2 was the largest and most luxurious Ferrari model to date, featuring amenities such as air conditioning, power steering, a rear self-leveling suspension, and far more seating and luggage space than its predecessor. With styling that echoed its bigger and more exclusive cousin, the 500 Superfast, the 365 ‘Queen Mary’ was powered by a 4.4L V12 similar to the 365 GTB/4 Daytona, producing 320 horsepower and enough torque to traverse continents in utter comfort and style.
As is the case with most Ferrari four-seaters, the 365 GT 2+2 has become a very attractive and relatively affordable offering in the classic Ferrari range, offering the soundtrack and looks of far more expensive models. Based on our own past experience with this model as a daily driver, the 365 is a very usable car with good reliability for occasional or semi-daily use, as long as they are properly serviced and maintained —most maladies in these cars usually stem from the hand-built nature of the car, improper care, or deferred maintenance.
This particular car, chassis 13471, was delivered new at Automobiles Charles Pozzi, the official Ferrari dealer in Paris (France), in 1970. Eight years later, the made its way to the North America, where it enjoyed the care of four known owners.
The second of these (1987-2010) commissioned an extensive (and expensive) restoration in the early 1990’s, employing Ferrari guru Patrick Ottis, and repainting the body from Oro Kelso (gold) to black. The car was shown at multiple concours, including three events at the Monterey Car Week (1993, 1994 and 2001).
The third known owner (2010-2016) continued this tradition of care, further enhancing looks and reliability, maintaining the car with Tom Shaugnessy, Dorman Garage, and Greg Jones in Florida. The culmination of these works was the Ferrari Classiche Certification or ‘Red Book’, obtained in June of 2013.
The car eventually made its way to Canada in 2016 after selling at auction, and was acquired by us in mid-2021. Under our custodianship, we have performed diligent service, paintwork and chromework for the car to look and perform at its best. This car can be thoroughly enjoyed on the road, and taken to events and shows, while still having the reassurance of a fully certified, matching-numbers asset known to perform in the market.