Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,007
Wow! Very cool. Wished I had seen your car. They currently (or at least did 6 months ago) have two large private collections of Ferraris on the main floor which were very interesting to see.
I assume "prototipi" means "prototype". Is your car substantially different from a 'standard' 365 GTC? If Piero Ferrari is interested, it must be pretty darned special.
Brian, the factory build sheets show it was started as a standard 330GTC in October 1967; during fabrication Leopoldo Pirelli, Chairman and CEO of Pirelli S.p.A., called his friend Enzo Ferrari to order a GTC. Enzo ordered the installation of a Typ245 4.4 liter engine that made it a 365GTC, as the plate in the engine bay shows. Pirelli had Campagnolo create custom hand-forged 15" wheels, the first five-star mag wheels on any production Ferrari. I bought it from Luigi Chinetti Sr in 1978. Nereo Iori, Chinetti's top NART racing mechanic, did a complete mechanical restoration in the early 1980s and Bill deCarr and Lyle Tanner a metal-up respray and new interior in the late 80s.
575M F1, Maserati Spyder, Cadillac STS-V & CTS
past: 330/365GTC speciale, F355b, 412GT, 400iA, 308GT4 2+2, 330GT 2+2, Porsche 356b Super 90, BMW 1800ti
what do I know? I drive blue Ferraris