1969 Ferrari 365 GTS
12-cyl. 4390cc/320hp 3 Weber Carbs
With an experienced team and a lot of data.
During the latter half of 1968, Ferrari launched the 365 GTC and 365 GTS. The car rode on the same chassis and 94.5-inch wheelbase as the 330 GTC and 330 GTS that it replaced, and wore the same Pininfarina coachwork, now adorned with twin vents on the hood. The two-seat coupe and Spyder did have one important difference from the 330, though: the V-12 engine was enlarged to 4.4 liters. With this spec, the 365 had access to 320 horsepower (versus the 330 GTC and GTS’s 300), and greater low-end torque. The end result was a more ferocious car, although one that was still well-behaved.
The Ferrari 365 GTC and GTS were produced at the same time as the Ferrari 365 GTC/4, essentially serving as a further evolution to the 330 until the new era of Ferraris were ready for the 1970s. As the Daytona is a more modern design, wearing crisper lines and covered headlights, the 365 essentially marks the end of the classic Ferrari designs of the 1960s. Like any V-12 Ferrari of the era, they can be expensive to maintain and require a thoughtful owner. They deliver an experience like virtually no other car on the planet, however, with their perfect exhaust note, refined looks, comfortable and elegant cabin, and outstanding engine. And with 188 coupes and Spyders built, they add exclusivity to boot.