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post #1 of 8 Old 12-04-2011, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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365 GT 2+2 Rear Suspension

One of the items that has always kept me away from getting a 365 GT 2+2 has been fear of needing to rebuild the rear self leveling suspension. How big and expensive a job is it really? Are there any other alternatives (can you delete the self leveling)?
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-25-2011, 03:29 PM
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There is an inexpensive simple fix which I have carried out on my C4 (same system). Koni now makes a replacement for the rear levellers. I purchased mine through Rutlands in the US for a bit over $1k. They bolt straight on and work just fine. If you wish to stay original, I know someone who repairs the levellers(Koni doesn't). He has manufactured a new seal set and can repair them for about $2k I think. Some pics of the replacement Konis in the box and then fitted to my car
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I did find someone who should be able to overhaul all six shock absorbers for just less than 1k... maybe, it's work in progress and will let you know.
I had one of the two rear left that was dead and leaking...
a side question: is there any end to 365 repairs ? but all is for the rewarding sound of the best V12 in the world...
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I did find someone who should be able to overhaul all six shock absorbers for just less than 1k... maybe, it's work in progress and will let you know.
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Please do. I am sure that at some point in the not to distant future I will buy another vintage Ferrari and most likely a 365 GT 2+2.
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Please do. I am sure that at some point in the not to distant future I will buy another vintage Ferrari and most likely a 365 GT 2+2.
There is a very nice car for sale in Australia at the moment

1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 Cars For Sale in VIC - carsales.com.au - carsales.com.au
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I do like the color but this will probably be a 2013/2014 acquisition. There are a couple of other projects already planned for 2012. Price is not that far off current European values for a mint car.
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That car looks good in green. Not sure whether I like the Daytona wheels or the wires better, but I know which ones are tougher. Would be nice to have both.

With any pre-1983 Ferrari, body condition is always the big driver. Everything else can be fixed, but the body has to be "restored". Any time you say restored, big bucks coming.

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That car looks good in green. Not sure whether I like the Daytona wheels or the wires better, but I know which ones are tougher. Would be nice to have both.

With any pre-1983 Ferrari, body condition is always the big driver. Everything else can be fixed, but the body has to be "restored". Any time you say restored, big bucks coming.


I used to work on a LHD clone of that car back in the late 70's. In the good old days before salesmen talked everyone into buying a red one.

It looked good with the alloys. I always liked the later GT cars and 2+2's better with alloys.

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