History of the 1972-1976 Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2
After only two years of 365 GTC/4 production, Ferrari replaced it in 1972 with the 365 GT/4 2+2. For this latest 2+2, Pininfarina penned an understated yet handsome and angular notchback coupe that promised more room for all four occupants as compared to its predecessor. The new car shared the 4.4-liter, wet sump, 320-hp, V-12 engine and 5 speed transmission of the previous GTC/4. It also rode on an evolution of the C/4’s chassis with a wheelbase that was stretched by eight inches and that also incorporated the C/4’s self-leveling independent rear suspension. The 365 GT/4 2+2 promised all of the high speed comfort of the previous Ferrari 2+2’s and then some. Its effortless speed and luxurious interior prompted journalists at the time to consider it as an alternative to a private aircraft. 500 examples were built from 1972 to 1976.
For buyers today, the Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 provides a driving experience that is more aristocratic and measurably different than their more sports-oriented stablemates, yet is every bit as satisfying and entertaining for their enthusiastic ownership community. Bear in mind that the car was never officially imported into the U.S., which means all American examples were brought into compliance individually in the States. Most cars had this work properly done, though some did not, so a careful inspection of Federal compliance records is a must. Rust and electrical issues can also be present, though typically these are not pervasive on cars that have not been neglected.