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Friday, September 9, 2022

The three early generations of the 1960s Ferrari 2+2 models

~Rare ONES~ If we look back at the Ferrari's sportscar lineups, what we mostly know is two-seater sports models and very rarely do we know there is the four-seater models. But that does not mean the Maranello based automaker has never produced a sports car with a four-seater configuration. In fact, in the near future, the prancing horse logoed automaker will launch its flagship SUV candidate, the Ferrari Purosangue, which incidentally is SUV has a configuration of more than two seats.
The first generation of the 1960s Ferrari 2+2 model is known as the Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 was produced from the early 1960s to 1964. (Picture from: RobbReport)
Well, specifically for the four-seater sports cars, it turns out that the prancing horse logoed automaker had ever produced them. Well, in the 1960s, Ferrari had a number of four-seater GT models with a 2+2 seat configuration intended for daily use, albeit with smaller rear seats and limited legroom as well.
The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 is powered by an 3.0-liter V12 engine and produced 950 units. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
The first 2+2 GT sports car production version presented by the Maranello-based automaker was the Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 which was launched in 1960. This car is powered by an 3.0-liter V12 engine and produced 950 units. At the time, it's quickly became the best-selling GT car, and even one of the cars was later used as a favorite daily rides of Enzo Ferrari, the owner and founder of the prancing horse logoed automaker.
The second generation of the 1960s Ferrari 2+2 model is known as the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was produced from the 1964 to 1967. (Picture from: Ferrari)
Likewise, when the second generation was produced shortly after in 1964, "Il Commendatore" immediately used one of them as his daily car. Well, this second generation four-seater model is known as the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 which is powered by a larger drivetrain, namely a 4.0-liter V12 engine.
The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is powered by a larger drivetrain, namely a 4.0-liter V12 engine. (Picture from: Barret-Jackson)
Finally in 1967, Ferrari launched the third generation coupled with a more powerful engine and a much larger body size as well. The car later was known as the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 which was powered by a Colombo's 'Tipo 245' V12 SOHC engine with a capacity of 4.4-liter equipped with 6 Weber carburetors, so it can produce power of 333 hp and torque of 364 Nm. Then those engine power is channeled through a 5-speed manual transmission system to the rear wheels, so the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 245 km/h.
The third generation of the 1960s Ferrari 2+2 model is known as the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 was produced from the 1967 to 1971. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
As quoted of Wikipedia, this Ferrari sportscar bodywork was designed by Aldo Brovarone with body curves that flow from the front to the stern which is inspired by the Ferrari 500 Superfast and Dino 206 GT which is also the result of his design. This car has the same wheelbase as the previous generation model 330 GT, which is 2,647 mm but with longer overhangs.
The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 has the same wheelbase as the previous generation model 330 GT, which is 2,647 mm but with longer overhangs. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Then the spaceframe chassis that supports the car's body made of steel plate with a cabin floor deck and a fiberglass engine room divider firewall. Uniquely, this Ferarri sports car' length was reach five meters, so makes it the longest Ferrari model until this day.
The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 has a spacious and very comfortable cabin with the interior is packed with genuine leather and luxurious wooden ornaments. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
No wonder then this car was the most sophisticated and luxurious Grand Touring at that time because it already equipped with air conditioning and power steering. Even its rear wheels have been featured with independent suspension and an automatic height adjustment hydraulic system to increase driving comfort.
The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 is powered by a Tipo 245 V12 SOHC engine with a capacity of 4.4-liter equipped with 6 Weber carburetors, so it can produce power of 333 hp and torque of 364 Nm. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Unlike its predecessor 2+2 models, the 365 GT has a spacious and very comfortable cabin with the interior is packed with genuine leather and luxurious wooden ornaments. Not only on the center console and steering wheel, the Veglia instrument panel frame on the dashboard is also made of wood. Furthermore, the legs are equipped with classic-style Borrani spokes rims which are then wrapped with Pirelli Cinturato 205VR15 (CN72) favorite choice tires.
The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 was meet with the latest emission regulations and driving safety applied in the US at that time, thus making this car very in demand in that country. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 with the left steering wheel was produced as many as 801 units and 52 units for the right-hand drive during its production period in between 1967-1971. Well, because the specifications are in accordance with the latest emission regulations and driving safety applied in the US at that time, thus making this car very in demand in that country.
It is estimated that the current market price of a left-steering Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 with moderate conditions is in the range of $200,000. As for the right-steering variant, it can be ascertained that it has a higher market price, considering that the population is currently less than 50 units. Wow!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI | WIKIPEDIA ]
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