Just because a vehicle has been forgotten doesn’t mean it isn’t special.
Take, for example, the 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 that Aguttes will auction off later this month. The car may need a little work after spending the past four decades gathering dust in a French garage, but it represents a terrific opportunity for anyone looking to add a noteworthy Prancing Horse to their collection.
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Unveiled at the 1967 Paris Motor Show, the 365 GT 2+2 was Ferrari’s attempt at a more sophisticated grand tourer. The vehicle combined a sleek, Pininfarina-designed body with a luxury interior that included leather seats, power windows and even optional air conditioning. The car had plenty of zip, too, thanks to the powerful Colombo V-12 hidden beneath its hood.
This 365 GT 2+2 was the 84th of 800 to roll off the line. It was first purchased by a Belgian pharmacist in July 1968, according to the auction listing. The original owner held on to the car for 10 years and appears to have enjoyed their time with it, putting some 21,000 miles on the odometer. During the decade, they had it serviced by Garage Francorchamps to make sure it was in tip-top shape. In 1978, the car was sold to a French doctor who registered it in his home country before putting it into storage three years later when he went to work abroad—where it has remained for the last 42 years.
It may be covered in dust, but the grand tourer still wears the same light blue Céleste Métallisé paint it left the factory in. The photos accompanying the listing make clear the car has some dings, but the finish looks to be in remarkably good condition, owing, in no small part, to having spent the last 42 years sheltered from the elements. The interior, meanwhile, is covered in black Franzi leather. The car also retains its original 4.4-liter 12-cylinder mill, which could pump out 320 hp brand new, but is likely in need of some heavy servicing.
Interested in this garage-find Ferrari? The forgotten 365 GT 2+2 is set to hit the block Sunday, November 26, as part of Aguttes’s Collector Cars sale in Paris. The auction house expects the car to sell for between €100,000 and €150,000 (about $110,000 to $165,000), which may seem like a lot for a fixer-upper until you remember it’s a Ferrari V-12.
Click here for more photos of the garage-find Ferrari 365 GT 2+2.
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