1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina
Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation
- Ferrari Classiche certified
- Matching numbers throughout
- Known, Italian history from new
- Presented in its original colours of Azzurro Hyperion over Nero
Continuing Ferrari’s now well-established tradition of luxurious 2+2 coupés, the 365 GT 2+2 was first introduced to the public at the Paris Salon in 1967. For this largest and most luxurious Ferrari to date, styling was provided by Pininfarina and did a wonderful job of clothing the car’s large footprint. Offering a number of modern conveniences, the 365 GT 2+2 was the first Ferrari fitted with standard power steering and power brakes, and it was also the first Ferrari four-seater with a self-levelling independent suspension.
This helped the 365 GT 2+2 to become an uncompromising grand tourer, and of course, performance was readily available. Powered by a 4.4-litre single overhead camshaft V-12 engine topped with triple Weber carburettors, the 365 GT 2+2’s power plant produced 320 brake horsepower. Providing incredible performance with unparalleled luxury, this was a grand tourer par excellence. By the time production ended in 1971, approximately 800 examples were produced over the course of three years.
Chassis number 12043 was produced in January of 1969 as a European-specification model, finished in Azzurro Hyperion (2.443.648) over a Nero (VM 8500) interior. According to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, it was delivered new in January of 1969 to M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s., the official Ferrari dealer in Milan. Crepaldi subsequently sold the car new to its first owner, Giorgio Casagrande, also of Milan, on 1 February that same year. Passing through several Italian owners in Como, Milan, Brescia, and Torino, chassis number 12043 has spent the vast majority of its life in Italy and was purchased by its current French owner. Restored within the last five years to its original colours of Azzurro Hyperion over Nero, the car presents extremely well today as an understated and luxurious grand tourer. In addition, it is important to note that the car is Ferrari Classiche certified, confirming its exceptional level of factory originality.
Offering plush interior accommodations for four modern conveniences and the performance one would expect from Ferrari, it is no wonder that these cars proved popular with customers when new and continue to be desirable to enthusiasts today. This particular example presents very well and with Ferrari Classiche certification, it would prove to be an excellent driver for the enthusiast looking to enjoy classic Ferrari ownership with the whole family.