Of all the Ferrari 365’s built the 505 GTC/4’s manufactured from 1971 to 1973 are with out doubt the oddballs of the family.
Closely related to the 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ the V12’s fitted to GTC/4’s were fitted with side draught carburetor’s which allowed for a low bonnet line but at the cost of a 12 hp drop in performance to 340 hp compared to it’s better known sibling.
Despite the loss in engine performance as can be heard in this linked sound clip the 365 GTC/4 makes all the correct noises for the marque.
What makes the low key Pininfarina styled 365 GTC/4, seen here at the Silverstone Classic, an oddball is the 2 seats in the back that are rendered completely useless for anything other than a pair of overnight bags, because of the long rearward slopping roof line.
Shorter than the 365 GT 2+2 the 365GTC/4 is really a Daytona with extra luggage room rather than a true 2+2. Other significant differences include the gearbox being mounted with the engine on the GTC/4 as opposed to the transaxle of the GTB/4.
Externally a significant difference with Ferrari’s past, a sign of things to come, was the absence of any chrome on the bumpers which makes the car look stylishly timeless when compared to contemporary vehicles.
My thanks to the 365 GTC4 website where further information on this oft neglected model can be found.
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