In 1968 Ferrari updated 330 GTC with a 4.4-litre engine and renamed the model to 365 GTC. The larger engine increased low end torque and offered 20 additional horsepower. Only 168 of the interim 365 GTC were produced until the release of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. They are all easily identified from the 330 GTC by their engine vents at the trailing end of the hood.
Our feature car, chassis 12795, was specially ordered by Barbara Hutton for delivery in Tangier, Morocco. A unique hue of pink known as Rosso Speciale was chosen along with tan suede upholstery. Further distinguishing the car was the Royal Star of Morocco painted green on each door.
By 1974 the car was sold through Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut and it had covered only 4,571 km. After its transatlantic trip, 12795 was fitted with American-spec components such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The following owners took great care in maintaining the 365’s appearance. Alex Finkelstein owned the car for 20 years and sold it in 2000 with only 7,800 km on the odometer.
In 2013 Gooding & Company offered the Moroccan Ferrari with only 21,400 km from new at their 2013 Amelia Island sale. It set the record for this model at auction by fetching $1,072,500 USD.
Gooding & Company described the condition: “Still finished in its original Lipstick Coral paint, the Ferrari displays a remarkably uniform appearance and wears the distinct traces of age that speak to its minimal use and careful stewardship in the care of its few owners. The interior is just as well preserved and remains in exceptional condition throughout. The unique suede upholstery has a beautiful patina and possesses a rich, inviting feel. Noteworthy accessories include an eight-track tape player stowed in the glovebox and the 365 GTB/4 Daytona steering wheel installed upon its arrival in the US; both features have been with the car since at least 1974.”
1968 Ferrari 365 GTC 12035 – sold for $797,500 One of 168 Examples Built of Ferrari’s Ultimate Sports Coupe. Originally Owned by Count and Countess von Bernstorff. Documentation Includes History by Marcel Massini. 2009 Restoration by Motion Products, a Respected Specialist. Originally Painted Marrone Colorado with Beige Leather. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 12655 – sold for $858,000 From Fabrizio Violati’s Collezione Maranello Rosso. Highly original example of a rare high-performance two-seat Coupe. Original paint, furnishing and interior trim. Refined 4.4-litre V12-cylinder engine. Over thirty years in preservation and museum display. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1968 Ferrari 365 GTC 11997 – sold for €588,000 Chassis 11997, the example offered here, finished production at the factory in November 1968, and it was delivered new in December to the official dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi, of Milan, Italy. It was later exported from Italy to California, U.S.A., in the 1970s, where it resided throughout the ’80s. By the mid-1980s, it had accumulated a mere 14,000 miles, and in 1987, chassis 11997 returned to Europe, under the ownership of Mr Wolfgang Hermann. Auction Source: 2013 Villa d’Erba Auction by RM
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 12795 – sold for $1,072,500 The Last 365 GTC Built and Possibly the Most Original Example Extant. Specially Outfitted for Woolworth Heiress Barbara Hutton. Finished in Unique Rosso Speciale Paint with Suede Upholstery. Delivered New to Barbara Hutton’s Palace in Tangier, Morocco. Outstanding Unrestored Condition with Fewer than 22,000 KM from New. Meticulously Maintained by Marque Specialist Patrick Ottis Since 2002. Auction Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 12059 – sold for $726,000 Ferrari Classiche certified; matching-numbers engine. Mechanical restoration and cosmetic freshening completed in 2012. Single ownership for over 30 years; well-documented. Beautifully restored example of Ferrari’s premier late-’60s grand tourer. Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 12271 – sold for $374,000 One of Only 150 365 GTCs Built. Originally Delivered to Milan. Matching-Numbers Example. Recent Paintwork and Mechanical Attention. Elegant Period-Appropriate Color Combination. Offered with Tool Kit and Books. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company