Wednesday, 30 September 2015
But of course over time a lot have been traded and exported. I also would have expected a higher number of total Ferrari's in the Netherlands.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Estimate: £250,000 - £300,000
Registration Number: EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number: 19235
With the intention of competing in the worldwide luxury car market, Ferrari introduced the totally new 365 GT 2+2 at the Paris Salon in October 1967. It bore a strong resemblance to both the 330 GTC Special built for Belgium's Princess de Rethy and to the famous 500 Superfast. The car was a technical triumph. It was the first 2+2 Ferrari to have four wheel independent suspensions, which also featured a hydro-pneumatic self levelling system. Power steering and air conditioning were standard, whilst excellent insulation from noise and vibration was achieved by stabilizing the engine, gearbox and rear axle casing in one unit and mounting it all at four points on special rubber bushes.
The engine itself was the new Type 245, with a displacement of 4.4 litres, single overhead camshafts and three Weber carburetors, producing 320 bhp at 6,600 RPM. The car was indeed no slouch - with a top speed of 152 MPH, it could achieve 0-60 m.p.h. and 0-120 m.p.h. times of 7.2 seconds and 26.2 seconds respectively.
This special 365 Ferrari baring the chassis number 19235, was originally a 365 GT4 2+2 and it was purchased in 1976 by Mrs. Nadia Proietti. Later, in 1979, Mr. Ercole Torrenti, an entrepreneur film maker in Rome, became the new owner of the car until 1989.
In the early 80s Mr. Torrenti decided to re-body his Ferrari 365, with the intent to make it unique and special. He entrusted the bodywork to be carried out by Daddario brothers in Turin, a small body shop (part of the register of manufacturers) who allegedly made sport prototypes and above all they supported the most famous coachbuilders in Turin such as Boano, Pinninfarina, Vignale and Moretti.
Daddario brothers were inspired by the most famous Ferrari sports racing cars of the 1950s. The car was then completely disassembled and re-bodied and became the car you see today - a Ferrari Barchetta with 12-cylinder engine and aluminium body, tubular frame with a shorter wheelbase and 2 seats. This transformation took 6000 hours of work!
The car is accompanied with a declaration by Daddario, written in 1989, when Mr. Torrenti sold the car. In this statement Daddario writes:
“The undersigned Oreste Daddario already co-owner of the homonymous body, declare that I have made on behalf of Mr Brooks Hercules of Rome in the early 80s a prototype sports car with an aluminium body, tubular frame with a shorter wheelbase, two-seater car – a Ferrari 365 chassis 19235. the car was completely dismantled and reconditioned maintaining all original mechanics. “
Recently this special 365 Barchetta participated at the Ferrari Meeting in Milan. This car comes with its Italian paperwork and the declaration by Mr. Oreste Daddario who re-bodied the car.
Presented in iconic Italian red with black interior, this is a wonderful and exciting sports car which would be admired on any road anywhere in the world. Exciting styling, wonderful performance, spine tingling engine note and nostalgic to drive – not to be missed.
For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales department.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
Friday, 25 September 2015
This quote is taken from this quality article:
I now wonder who that client was. Could it be the owner of the yellow and green one mentioned in the F400 club article:
When doing further checking I found this blog:
That's highlighting the following: "and two Ferrari 400 models undergoing restoration for a Middle Eastern client who just loves the type and wanted Ferrari itself to carry out the work"
So apparently it's someone from the middle east, but whom?
The following blogs shows other 400s at Ferrari Classiche:
As Always, the 400 is politely on the background:
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Well,it's back for sale again. Only difference is the price tag. It's not a story on it's own. Probably the best way of making more money; not selling it.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Furthermore I have added a Papal donation option. If you appreciate my efforts somehow I welcome any financial gesture. It will only be spend on 400 material/content which I will share on this blog (most likely old magazines - there are a lot - often the shipping costs are silly).
And as Always, if you have anything else 365/400/412 related to share I welcome your input.
Thanks in Advance,
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Friday, 18 September 2015
The presented car is a real nice one with a great interior. Personally I don't mind the patina, it gives the car more character. My compliments to the owner. It's now available in the download folder.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Monday, 14 September 2015
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Recently I purchased a batch of the famous magazine Style Auto Architettura della carrozeria (17-35). What an incredible cool magazine. I now will go ahead and try to make it complete. The following edition did contain a small item about the released 365GT4 2+2. Unfortunately not a special and using the known pictures. It did contain a fold out picture as well but I left that one out.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Further checking revealed the entire video was available on YouTube. Hereby enclosed. At 0:49 you can see the 400 in action loaded with 4 people: