This 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC is the 34th of 168 examples produced between 1968 and 1970, and is powered by its numbers-matching 4.4-liter Colombo V12. Optioned from the factory with air conditioning and a Becker Mexico cassette radio, chassis 12091 was featured in the April 1986 issue of Cavallino magazine while registered in Michigan. The car was later restored in California during the mid-1990s, and was owned by the Monte Shelton Motor Company before being acquired by the current owner in 2013. Factory equipment includes a gated shifter, 14″ Borrani wire wheels, power-assisted steering and brakes, and a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle. This 365 GTC is now offered on dealer consignment in Emeryville, California, with owner’s manuals, a replica tool roll, restoration records, and an Ohio title that describes the car as a 1967 model.
The 365 GTC’s predecessor, the 330 GTC, debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 1966. Pininfarina styling was largely carried over from the 330 to the 365, and the model retained the 2,400mm wheelbase that it also shared with the 275 GTB. In order to improve weight distribution, the gearbox was mounted out back in a transaxle configuration with the rear end.
This car was delivered from the factory finished in Argento Metallizzato, and received a color change to white at some point prior to the mid-1980s. It was repainted again during the 1990s restoration, and the chrome trim was also re-plated. The 14″ Borrani wire wheels are secured with three-eared knock-offs and wear Bridgestone Turanza tires. A matching spare is mounted under the trunk floor.
Suspension is fully independent and features unequal A-arms, coil springs, and orange Koni shocks all around. Braking is handled by power-assisted discs at all four corners. The power steering system aids in low-speed driving and automatically shuts off above 25 mph. A replacement steering shaft was installed during previous ownership, and the factory unit is included in the sale.
The interior was reupholstered in factory-style Nero Franzi leather with red carpets by Don Mertz Restorations of Sun Valley, California in March 1994. Cabin features include air conditioning, power windows, a Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette radio, a gated shifter, and a pleated headliner.
A Nardi steering wheel frames Veglia Borletti instrumentation, including a 300-km/h speedometer and 8k-rpm tachometer, as well as gauges for oil temperature, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. A Veglia fuel level gauge, ammeter, and clock are mounted in the center of the wood dash fascia. Just over 40k kilometers (~25k miles) are shown on the five-digit odometer, 4k of which (~2,400 miles) have been added during current ownership.
The 4.4-liter Tipo 245C Colombo V12 features a single overhead camshaft for each cylinder bank, as well as two valves per cylinder and dual Marelli distributors. It was rated for 320 horsepower from the factory, and the car had an advertised 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds. Engine stamping 12091 can be seen in the gallery and matches the chassis tag.
Additional underside photos are viewable in the gallery below, showing the tubular frame, exhaust system, independent suspension, and rear-mounted transaxle.
Owner’s manuals and a factory-style tool roll are included in the sale. Restoration records can be reviewed in the gallery, along with the 1986 Cavallino feature. Walk-around and driving videos are viewable below.