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  Ferrari 365 GTC/4
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1971 - 1972
Numbers built:500
Designed by:Pininfarina
Predecessor:Ferrari 365 GTC
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 11, 2016
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Click here to download printer friendly versionLaunched at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 filled the void left by the 365 GTC, which was discontinued in 1969. Sharing the same underpinnings and overall design, the new Grand Tourer was effectively a more luxurious and more comfortable version of the 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' introduced back in 1969.

To offer occupants slightly more room in the cabin, the Daytona's tubular steel chassis was lengthened by 10 cm. This freed up space for a rudimentary backseat that was really only suited for children. The all-round independent, double-wishbone suspension was retained but the 365 GTC/4 was equipped with power steering and power assisted brakes to make it more comfortable to drive, especially on longer journeys.

What was also carried over from the 365 GTB/4 was the fabulous four-cam V12 with a unitary displacement of 365cc (hence the name). The total swept volume of the engine was just under 4.4-litre. Equipped with six, side-draft Weber carburettors, the twelve-cylinder unit produced 320 bhp, which was down around 30 bhp compared the more high-strung version fitted to the Daytona. The five-speed gearbox was bolted to the V12, unlike on the 365 GTB/4 where a transaxle was used.

Like the rest of the car, the exterior styling of the GTC/4 was also a toned down interpretation of the Daytona design. The general, angular lines that had set the 365 GTB/4 so far apart from its predecessors were retained but with softer curves. The most distinct feature of the GTC/4 was the off-colour grille surround. Like the Daytona, the GTC/4 featured pop-up headlights. Built by Pininfarina, the body was crafted in steel while doors, engine cover and rear deck-lid were made from aluminium.

Ferrari produced the 365 GTC/4 for just 18 months, during which only 500 examples were produced. It was not directly replaced but, along with the 365 GT 2+2, it was superseded by the 365 GT4 2+2 in 1972. Gradually increasing in value, the GTC/4 is today worth about half of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona, which makes it great value for money.

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