I am looking at an older 2+2 Ferrrari now as I need to be able to accomodate 2 small children. I would apprecaite advice and recommendations between either a 365 GT 2+2 or a 365 GTC/4. Thanks, Boxer42
Hummm,Boxer42 said:I am looking at an older 2+2 Ferrrari now as I need to be able to accomodate 2 small children. I would apprecaite advice and recommendations between either a 365 GT 2+2 or a 365 GTC/4. Thanks, Boxer42
As I said, the C/4 is undervalued for a front-engined classic V12. It might appreciate in value because of its rarity (only 500 made) and the fact that it's mechanically similar to the Daytona. If you're considering a 456 GT, that would be my practical choice. I think the 456 is classic in its design. It's a very handsome car and will perform better than the C/4. It will be easier to service as well.Boxer42 said:Barry, It really is a very polarizing design. Half my friend's love the looks the other half are not so pleasant. In my opinion, in dark blue or black, it is a great looking Ferrari. The V 12 sounds amazing but talking to a specialist who has had some experience with the 365 GTC/4 engine, he advised extreme caution on making sure it is in good condition and has been well maintained. Otherwise $$$$$. I am still going back and forth between the 365 GTC/4 and the 456 GT. From a cost basis, despite the 20-25 year gap between the 2 models, the prices are about the same. Boxer42
Very cool indeed as my first thread I posted was comparing 365 GTC/4 and 550 as their prices were similar at the time (August 2007). Two of the best informed replies came from Boxer and JazzyO.Ironically this is the first thread I ever posted on FL.
HAve never bought either a 365 GT 2+2 (but still keep circling them) or a 365 GTC/4. DId buy a 456 GT but it did not end well.
Interesting how things develop over time.
Funny you mention the brakes, they are my biggest concern on all the Vintage cars. Both the Daytona and 365 BB used to accelerate very impressively but the brakes could leave a stain on the seat.First Ferrari I drove was my Dad's 365 gt2+2 when he handed me the wheel when I was 18. I loved that Ferrari! Once you wound her up, she flew but it took a bit of time to wind up the glorious V12 to get the 2 tons moving. Surprisingly quick around the track, nimble handling for her size but the brakes did not cope too well.
Taz, Thanks for the advise. When I get brave enough to buy another Vintage Ferrari I will go for the brake upgrade.Boxer- If you are not a purist, we can probably fix your brake concerns. How would you like ceramic brakes that are far superior to Brembo's CCMs? Mov'it can make their CER solid carbon silicon carbide rotors in any size you need. Those and appropriate pads for the OEM calipers should take care of any braking issues, and be virtually indistinguishable from OEM. If you wanted, you could probably have rotors that were a little larger than OEM, depending on clearance issues.
I replaced the steel brakes on my car with Mov'Its and absolutely love them. It is like having a bottomless pit of braking capability that will never require replacement if I stay away from tracks. If you want to stick to steel, they have those available, too. The CERs are just such a great solution, unfortunately expensive, but sometimes the expense is worth it.