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1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Serial Number 11663

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Lead photograph of 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Serial Number 11663

Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   365 GT 2+2
Year   1968 Serial #   11663
Engine #   11663GT VIN   
Engine Type   245 Chassis Type   591
Build Sequence #    Number Built   809
Body Type   Coupe 2+2 Body Builder   Pininfarina
First Owner   Candrini Current Owner   Estate sale
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663. This very well documented Queen Mother is a Euro-spec car, build in 1968, and is smog-exempt virtually anywhere. Our records indicate that 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663 was delivered new in silver-grey metallic with black leather, was the pride-and-joy of the last owner for over twenty years and was about to be restored to its original colors. The body is very straight but will need new rocker panels and lower door skins. Obviously a complete repaint was planned but is still needed. Other than the poor rust repairs in the rocker panels and lower doors, the body is in surprisingly good condition and all the door, hood and trunk gaps are correct. 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663 has been tastefully retrofitted with attractive Plexiglas headlight covers which can be refitted or deleted as desired. Our records indicate that the front and rear seats were reupholstered in the 1970s and are in good condition considering their age but are certainly not perfect. The interior is in useable condition but would need to be replaced to return this 365 GT to the original black leather. There is some tearing and creasing but much of the tan leather is still supple. The factory wooden steering wheel, the wood dash facing, the leather upper dash cover and all the original gauges and switches are in very good condition. The headliner and the rear shelf area are also in good condition. The red carpets are in usable condition. Our feature 365 GT still has its original Becker Mexico radio. The chrome trim and light fittings have been inventoried and all the chrome trim and hardware seems to be with the car. The chrome is good throughout, but not perfect. It sits on nice Borrani wire wheels with good BF Goodrich tires.

The 4.4 liter Colombo V-12 two-cam is the original “matching numbers” engine, is in good condition and starts with no problems. The engine compartment is in ‘driver’ standards with the correct fuel lines and plug wires fitted. The underside is generally rust free, benefiting from its long-time California ownerships, but is not detailed. The trunk is in good unrestored condition. The car is mechanically complete, starts and runs well and was driven for our photo shoot. 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663 is an excellent restoration project with minimal obvious body issues and good mechanicals, needing only paint and a new interior to again be a pride-of-ownership Ferrari. 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663 can be refinished as an excellent driver or can be the subject of a total cosmetic restoration in the new owner’s colors of choice. The 365 GT 2+2 is a smooth yet fast long distance traveler, as this car is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, power door vent windows and variable ratio power steering.

History

S/n 11663. 365 GT 2+2. 1968 production. LHD European model, body # 165A, Assembly Sequence #158. Chassis Tipo 591, Engine Tipo 245, Gearbox Tipo 571/1212.

1968, new to Candrini in Italy.

1975, December, offered in Road & Track by Ed Waterman’s Specialty Motorcars, Arlington, VA. Silver-gray with black interior. Air, AM/FM, wire wheels.

1976, February, offered in Road & Track by Ed Waterman’s Specialty Motorcars, Arlington, VA. Silver-gray with black interior. Air, AM/FM, wire wheels.

1977, March, offered in the Ferarri Market Letter by Chris Browne, Miami, FL. Gray with tan interior. Wire wheels, covered headlights. 52,000 km.

1979, offered in the Ferarri Market Letter, issue # 0423 by Donald Parr, FL, at 305 684-1502. Silver lacquer with tan interior. New XWX’s, exhaust, complete clutch, halfshafts and chrome. 35,000 miles.

1982, February, parts for this car were ordered from the FAF parts department by Gerard Shultz, Buffalo, NY.

1985, offered in the Ferarri Market Letter, issue # 1009 by Ed Waterman’s Motorcar Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Silver with saddle interior. Excellent paint, recent service.

1989, 19 Apr., as per Barry Russinof now owned by Buzz Wright. Russinof was purchasing it.

1990, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1511 by Dick Fritz’s Amerispec, Danbury, CT. Silver with tan interior. New leather on front seats, new carpet. Air and p/w.

1990, 26 May-18 Aug., offered in the Ferrari Market Letter by Dick Fritz’s Amerispec. Silver with tan interior. New leather on front seats. New carpets, excellent interior. Air and p/w. 62,500 miles.

1991, 18 Aug., offered at the Cha’ston-Seroka Auction Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Lot Num 15. Overall Condition 1.

1996, 30 July, as per phone call from the former owner, Woodland Hills, CA he bought this car from Bill Ziegenbein, Prestige Motors, Madison Heights, MI.

2011, 24 Oct., as per conversation with the former owner, still with him, at some point he will have it repainted into the original colors.

2013, 19 May, shown at the 2013 Concorso Ferrari on Colorado Blvd. in Old Pasadena, CA, Sunday, 19 May 2013. S/n 11663, 1968 Euro 365 GT 2+2, red with tan leather, black dash with wooden trim, black vinyl center console with black leather shifter boot, wooden steering wheel with three silver metal spokes, chrome trim on the seats, tan leather e-brake boot, dark carpets, red mats, 95,731 KM, chrome driver’s side only mirror, Borranis with octagonal knock-offs, black CA plates: 365 V12, expire 08/13, silver and blue MEMBER / 11-99 FOUNDATION plate frame.

2014, December, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.