365 GTC 4
1971 / 1972
Presented at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the 365 GTC/4 followed a unique concept in the Ferrari range: it was neither the sporty GT descended from the Daytona, nor the 2+2 heir to the 365 GT 2+2. The design of the 365 GTC/4, designed by Pininfarina, was inspired by that of the Daytona, with slightly tauter lines typical of the 70s, heralding the radical change that was to come with the 365 GT4 2+2. The plastic bumpers contrasted with the usual use of chrome-plated steel, and the V12 engine with 4 overhead camshafts was directly derived from the Daytona, but differed in that it had a wet sump and carburettors on the outside of the V to allow the installation of a pollution control system meeting American standards. The gearbox was attached to the engine. The 365 GTC/4 had two small rear seats, larger than the racks of prancing-horse berlinettes, but smaller than those of 4-seaters such as the 365 GT 2+2. The level of equipment is high for a Ferrari of the 70s: power steering, air conditioning and hydraulic rear levelling are standard.