One-of-52 Ferrari heads to Autosport International sale

| 13 Dec 2018
Classic & Sports Car – One-of-52 Ferrari heads to Autosport International sale

It’s rare, it has V12 power and it wears a Prancing Horse – where do we sign?

This 1970 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 certainly ticks a lot of boxes and is sure to make one bidder very happy when it crosses the block at next month’s Silverstone Auctions Autosport International sale.

It also appears to be in fabulous condition – no surprise, perhaps, given that it’s coming out of an exclusive private collection where it’s been cosseted for the past 20 years.

There’s even room in the back so you can share the experience with mates; although granted, they’ll need to be short friends or, even better, children.

Classic & Sports Car – One-of-52 Ferrari heads to Autosport International sale

This matching-numbers 365GT 2+2 has a pre-sale estimate of £190-220,000, so what will its next custodian get for his or her cash?

Well, it’s one of just 52 right-hand-drive examples and recently benefited from a thorough mechanical and engine overhaul which cost almost £20,000.

That engine is a 320bhp, 4.4-litre V12, it’s mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, and the car is good for 150mph, doing 0-60mph in 7 secs.

And to help handle that power, this Ferrari has Koni hydropneumatic self-levelling rear suspension, as well as all-round Girling ventilated disc brakes.

Its original – and rather fetching – Azzurro Hyperion paint has been refreshed in recent years, too, and it wears pristine Borrani wheels.

Inside, the blue-leather trimmed cabin is also in great condition and the original Nardi steering wheel is present.

It’ll be sold with its original and rare leather Ferrari wallet and handbook.

Classic & Sports Car – One-of-52 Ferrari heads to Autosport International sale

This is Silverstone Auctions’ first Autosport International Sale and it’ll be at the NEC Birmingham on 12 January.

“This beautiful, long-legged Ferrari offers drivers the complete ’60s Italian Grand Touring experience,” says Joe Watts, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions.

“Designed by Pininfarina, the 365 was the pinnacle of style and class during the 1960s, with performance to match thanks to its powerful engine and superb handling.”

He added: “This matching-numbers car drives and performs as well as you’d expect and is certainly one of the best examples of its type available. This classic four-seater beauty offers a substantial opportunity over its two-seater stablemates from the 1960s.”


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