The 365 GTC came to life in 1968 as a replacement to the 330 GTC. Next to an increase in the engine displacement, and a 50/50 weight distribution, it was revolutionary in a sense that it was the first ever road-going Ferrari to feature a fully independent suspension. The performance figures were brilliant for the time: 0-100 kph in around 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 243 kph. In total, only 168 of the 365 GTC were built, making it twice as rare as a 250 Lusso, and as rare as a 250 GT SWB.
Our 365 GTC
Our Ferrari 365 GTC was completed in March 1969 and delivered through Italcar s.p.a. in Torino, Italy, to its first owner Rocco Jenna from Torino, who paid 7,100,000 Italian Lire. The nimble GT was finished in Grigio Le Sancy (2.443.009) over a Pelle Rossa (VM 3171) interior. Registered under the plates “TO B 08865”, and then in 1972, sold by Jenna to its second owner, Val Susa S.p.A. for 2,000,000 Italian Lire. In 1973, the 365 GTC found its way to its third owner, Antonio Briante from Messina, and the year after, to its fourth owner, Giovanni Giordanengo. Four years later, Marco Boroli from Barengo in Italy acquired the Ferrari. It wasn’t until eight years later that he decided to pass his possession on to the next caretaker, Mario Pietro Piatti from Modena, in 1986, who proceeded to keep the GTC 19 years. In 2005, Silvano Toni acquired chassis 12155 from him, and sold it a few months later to Nicola Frontera for 80,000 Euros. It wasn’t until 2015 that the car left Italy for the first time, being now a part of a big collection in Germany. Subsequently, the car had a second owner in Germany.
Its current specification is similar to the original exterior color it left the factory in, as it is now presented here in Argento over Pelle Nera interior. Over the summer and fall of 2022, the 365 has received an extensive overhaul at the hands of our Engineering department for over 35.000 Euros. During the overhaul, several rubber bearings have been replaced, the suspension incl. stabilator at the front and back have been overhauled, the braking system was overhauled, the carburetors were completely dismantled, cleaned, and adjusted, and a full service was carried out. Our mechanics have listened to the Ferrari’s needs and given it the treatment it deserves, so that it is now ready to be driven out of the showroom in all confidence and peace of mind. Our 365 was awarded a Ferrari Classiche Certificate in 2013. According to the red book, the engine, gearbox and differential were not replaced, making it a matching-numbers example.
Given how rare the 365 GTC is, and how nice it is to both look at and drive, their prices can almost be seen as bargains in the world of classic Ferrari’s. A quick glimpse at what a 330 GTS or a 275 GTS costs puts the matter into perspective.