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Ferrari 365 History and Models

Ferrari 365 California

The great successor for the Ferrari 500 Superfast, the 365 California, presented in 1966 at the Geneva Motorshow, used that vehicle suspension, chassis, and gearbox. 

A new evolution of the company's surviving V12 with 320 bhp resulted in a 4390 cc unit, which gave California a peak speed of around 240 km/h.

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1966 365 California Spyder


The body, by Pininfarina, was a convertible with two seats. The front end side was comparable to the Superfast, yet the other parts were brand-new. 

Besides being the fastest production cabriolet in the world at the time, this car was equipped with air conditioning and power-assisted steering as standard. 

Quite unusual because they only built 14 units before production was stopped in 1967.

Technical Details

Engine:

4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 SOHC
(per bank) 320bhp @ 6,600rpm
Front suspension:independent with double wishbones
Rear Suspension:live axle with coil springs
Wheelbase:2,650 mm
track (front/rear):1430mm/1460mm
Brakes:Disc all-around
Transmission:5 Speed Manual
Empty weight:1,320 Kg

365 GTS

We can say if this is only a 330GTS car (a re-engined 275GTS) with a 4390 cc SOHC engine. 

Another significant difference was installing ventilation on the hood and eliminating cooling vents behind the car's front wheels. 

Ferarri managed to make a total production of 20 vehicles for this model.

Technical Details


Engine:

4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 SOHC
(per bank) 320bhp @ 6,600rpm
Front suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Rear Suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Wheelbase:2,400 mm
track (front/rear):1401mm/1417mm
Brakes:Disc all-around with servo assistance
Transmission:5 Speed Manual

365 GTC

Ferrari 365GTC model was introduced to the public in late 1968, and the 330 GTC had a 4390 cc SOHC engine. 

Previously the same as the GTS model, they removed the air vents on the front wings and replaced them with matt black vents in the hood's rear corner. 

Meanwhile, a small internal facelift enhances the cockpit's appearance. These cars were made from 1969 to 1970, and around 150 vehicles were produced.

The technical details are the same as 365 GTS.

365 GT 2+2

Ferrari 365 GT 2 + 2, introduced in 1967 as the second production of four-seater Ferrari. 

They designed it to replace the 250GTE / 330GT with the primary objective to provide performance and comfort according to Ferrari standards. 

For this purpose, Ferrari is equipped with air conditioning as an option, assisted brakes for better safety, full carpeting, power-assisted steering, a more elegant leather interior, and efficient electric windows.

To meet the 365 GT 2 + 2 performance standards using a V12 4390 cc, 320bhp. 

This car also has a reliable 5-speed manual gearbox, independent suspension, and responsive all-around type disc brakes. 

Meanwhile, Pininfarina carried out the design and followed roughly the maintenance of a well-established Ferrari nose, coupled with a large overhang on the back to provide a beneficial boot.

Even though the headroom was limited, rear passengers still had sufficient legroom when the front seats weren't too far back. 

Until its production ended in 1971, this car has been produced as many as 800 units. Indeed a significant figure from a fantastic Ferarri model.

Technical Details


Engine:

4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 SOHC
(per bank) 310bhp @ 6,600rpm
Front suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Rear Suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Wheelbase:2,650 mm
track (front/rear):1438mm/1468mm
Brakes:Disc all-around
Transmission:5-Speed Manual
Empty weight:1,480 Kg

365 GTB/4 Daytona & 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

There is a separate page on this 365 GTB model.

365 GTC/4

365 GTC / 4 was made to supersede the 365 GT 2 + 2 models in 1971. 

Also, it followed 365GTC and 330GTC in business. The Daytona chassis is mechanically used by this car, especially with its independent suspension and unique front-mounted gearbox. 

The 4312 ccs V12 engine was updated with carburetors (type 6-sides draft webers) installed outside the 'V' on the cylinder heads sies.

The engine was able to produce 340 bhp of power with a wet sump lubrication system. Also, first, the Daytona ventilated discs were used in this car. 

While other Ferrari cars contribute to the self-leveling rear suspension, power steering, and air conditioning units.

Once again, Pininfarina always did the design. 

They made a 2 + 2 seat coupe model with two doors. 

The five-spoke alloy wheels and headlamps with pop-up designs were still in use. Ferrari managed to produce 500 units before it was stopped in 1972.

Technical Details


Engine:

4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 DOHC
(per bank) 310bhp @ 6,600rpm
Front suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Rear Suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Wheelbase:2,500 mm
track (front/rear):1470mm/1470mm
Brakes:Disc all-around
Transmission:5-Speed Manual
Empty weight:1,450 Kg

365 GT4 2+2

Ferrari 365 GT4 2 + 2 was made to replace the 365 GTC / 4 model on the production line and the 365 GT 2 + 2 models as a four-seat Ferrari on the market. 

In 1972, this car was released at the famous Paris Motorshow. All car body designs are made new with the same transmission, engine, brakes, suspension, and 365 GTC 4 stretched chassis.

While still having only two doors, rear passengers get more room and significantly increased storage capacity. 

Pininfarina gave a new touch of external style, and angular look looked like there was no connection with the previous Ferrari model, except for five-spoke wheels.

Around 470 units have been manufactured, and production lasted until 1976 until it was replaced by the 400 as a derivative.

Technical Details

Engine:

4390cc (81x71mm) 60deg V12 DOHC
(per bank) 310bhp @ 7,700rpm
Front suspension:independent with transverse parallelograms
and coil springs
Rear Suspension:independent with double wishbones
and coil springs
Wheelbase:2,700 mm
track (front/rear):1470mm/1500mm
Brakes:Disc all-around
Transmission:manual five-speed
Empty weight:1,500 Kg

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