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I went to a nice dinner last night. It was a gathering of Ferraris and a few other OK things.

A 365 was there. Darn, it sounded so gooooood. Not only that but it was still a handsome car. How many cars of that age can still say it is good looking? Not many. Times change but beauty last. The 365 would sell in today’s market.

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Bart said:
I went to a nice dinner last night. It was a gathering of Ferraris and a few other OK things.

A 365 was there. Darn, it sounded so gooooood. Not only that but it was still a handsome car. How many cars of that age can still say it is good looking? Not many. Times change but beauty last. The 365 would sell in today’s market.

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Was it a 365 GTB/4 "Daytona", 365 GT4 BB "Boxer", 365 GTC/4 or a 365 GT 2+2 "Queen Mary" ????
 

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No, the nickname is Queen Mary. It came from a comment made comparing the size of the 365 GT 2+2 to what was at the time one of the world largest cruise ships.

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I stand completely corrected. The original nickname is the Queen Mother. I did see it referred to as the Queen Mary recently but it was in the description of a car being offered for sale. This clearly was incorrect but I guess it stuck in my head.
 

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No, the nickname is Queen Mary. It came from a comment made comparing the size of the 365 GT 2+2 to what was at the time one of the world largest cruise ships.


Very interesting. I have been in the Ferrari business since not long after they were made and I have never heard that. I have only heard them referred to as Queen Mothers, for, well, the Queen Mother. We even shortened the name about 20 or so years ago to Queen Mama.
 

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Brian said:
Very interesting. I have been in the Ferrari business since not long after they were made and I have never heard that. I have only heard them referred to as Queen Mothers, for, well, the Queen Mother. We even shortened the name about 20 or so years ago to Queen Mama.
I would concour, in our Buyer's Guide we write, "Christened the "Queen Mother" by Road & Track,..."

Perhaps there is also a reference to "Queen Mary" in another article on place.
 

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williamtaylor said:
No, the nickname is Queen Mary. It came from a comment made comparing the size of the 365 GT 2+2 to what was at the time one of the world largest cruise ships.

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I stand completely corrected. The original nickname is the Queen Mother. I did see it referred to as the Queen Mary recently but it was in the description of a car being offered for sale. This clearly was incorrect but I guess it stuck in my head.


Hey, no problem. If your memory is any thing like mine it is a big enough chore just spelling Ferrari.
 
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