Originally Posted by Jimmy Chen Shiba DDS View Post
Go for the 365GTC, Boxer. The additional Euros' well worth it.
I'd like to qualify this statement a bit more.
Someone who was much more qualified than I shall ever be commented on another forum yesterday "much rather go for an excellent 330GTC than a reasonable 365GTC
". Obviously, as a 330GTC owner you need to take my view with a reasonable amount of salt, but I think there is much truth to the statement.
When all things are equal, and you have a perfect 365GTC and a perfect 330GTC then the 365GTC is preferable. But only by a small margin. The 365GTC is a great car, and it has a reasonable increase in power and torque over the the 330GTC, making it as quick as a Daytona to 100mph. But the 330GTC isn't far behind and everything else is the same apart from the side vents.
As for the styling, I think it is not age related and to suggest you're too young to buy a GTC is a bit, well, let's then just say that I'm an old soul because I love their styling and I'm "only" 40.
As for whether or not these cars fit Boxer's collection, I think only he can answer that - it's undoubtedly true that a GTC is very different from his current collection and it would fill a gap that is apparently a recent need.
But, FWIW, they are absolutely excellent driver's cars and if you are looking for a vintage Ferrari that is also practical, the GTC is your baby. About as reliable as a vintage Ferrari can be, with plenty of luggage space and great handling characteristics. And finally, it's sensibly priced.
Someone said that the principle fault of the GTC is that it ticks too many boxes, and I think that's very true. Because it is so easy to live with, and the styling isn't very radical, it doesn't inspire many people. And it was never raced, so that makes it undervalued. But the thinking man can turn this into his advantage.
I think these cars will increase in value as more and more people realise you're buying a 275GTB chassis with a torquier engine for much less money. And the 365 is then an even better bet for future value than the 330GTC.
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