1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 with Matching Numbers and 1 of Only 800 Produced
This 1970 365GT 2+2 is a matching numbers example that has been parked in a heated garage for the last 24 years. One of only 800 examples produced. Originally finished in desirable Argento (Silver) paint with black leather upholstery.
Chassis 13049 is a US delivered car originally distributed through William F. Harrahs Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, before being sold to an owner in Austin, Texas. By the end of the decade, the 365 GT assumed California-based ownership, and records from the Ferrari Owners Club show that it was in the care of Barry Bellport of Lafayette, California, in 1984. Around 1986, the Ferrari was sold to David Hunt of Piedmont, California, and he commissioned the esteemed marque expert Patrick Ottis to conduct a substantial restoration that included a rebuild of the V-12 engine and related mechanical components, including the braking and suspension systems. In mid-1989, Harry Koue of nearby Aptos, California, acquired the refurbished 365 GT from Ferrari of Los Gatos and showed it on rare occasions, eventually commissioning a bare-metal repaint in Rosso. Circa 1994, after he had driven the car little more than 1,000 miles, Mr. Koue parked the 365 GT in a heated garage in the company of his Dino 246 GT, and the cars enjoyed hibernation together for the next 24 years.
While this Ferrari has recently undergone a basic service to return it to running order, it will still require additional mechanical attention before use. Remaining in very presentable cosmetic condition, this rare grand touring Ferrari is now an excellent candidate for a full concours-quality restoration, or it could simply be returned to the road for driving enjoyment.
-A Rare 12-Cylinder Ferrari GT; One of 800 Examples Built
-US-Specification Example Originally Finished in Silver over Black
-Recently Discovered After Two Decades of Single Family Ownership
-Late-1980s Mechanical Restoration by Marque Specialist Patrick Ottis
-Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini