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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

We are pleased to offer 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663. This very well documented Queen Mother is a Euro-spec car, built 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. Unfortunately the owner was killed in a motorcycle accident and so 365 GT 2+2 s/n 11663 came to us directly from the restoration shop as part of an estate sale. 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.

At the time of its introduction in 1968 the 365 GT 2+2 was the fastest four-seater on the planet. The combination of the first four wheel independent suspension on a 2+2 and the new torque tube arrangement made the cars quieter and more comfortable than any earlier Ferrari 2+2. The 365 GT 2+2 was built for the sporting enthusiast and gives the quintessential 1960s vintage Ferrari experience as the last of the Pininfarina-bodied grand tourers, powered by the final evolution of the front-mounted 4.4 liter Colombo V-12 two-cam engine. The interior is roomy enough for two adults and two children for long distance touring. 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. With lovely styling reminiscent of the Princess de Rethy 330 and 500 Superfast, as well as a capable powertrain and comparatively modern chassis, a nicely sorted 365 GT 2+2 is a pleasure to own and use. Priced to sell at $169,500.

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