1974 Ferrari 365GT4 Convertible

The Ferrari 365GT4 has a bit of a reputation amongst enthusiasts and usually it’s not that good. After the massive impact the Daytona had when it came to front engined Ferrari V12s, this grand tourer was a bit forgettable especially in the wake of things to come like the Testarossa and 308/328 mid engined marvels. But how about this convertible 365GT4?

Year: 1974
Model: 365GT4 Convertible
Engine: 4.8 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 27,453 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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General info:
1974 Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 convertible
Chassis # 17675
27,453 miles
400i engine
5-speed
512BBi wheels
Red exterior
White interior
Bone carpets
Grey floor mats

Features:
Ferrari 400i V-12 engine.
Desirable 5-speed manual gearbox.
California smog exempt (1975 or older).
DOT exempt (1974 chassis).
Unique hide-a-way hydraulic convertible top folds into boot and features a smooth tonneau cover.
Full sized rear electric 1/4 windows.
Always professionally serviced by the same independent Ferrari mechanic since 1995.
Service documentation from 1995 to present.
Over $58,000 spent on professional services (see below).
This is a well sorted, professionally maintained car.
Fastidiously owned and cared for.
Needs nothing, everything works.
The convertible conversion and installation of the 400i motor was done decades ago ('80's) to a very high degree of quality.
No games, no stories. Buy with confidence.
You won't be disappointed. Don't let this one get away!
Southern California car.
Private party sale.
Ph. 562-697-4188
No warranty.

Condition:
Paint: excellent
Body: very good/excellent (dent in front bumper, hard to see in pictures, estimate $400 to repair)
Interior: very good/excellent
Dash: excellent
Mechanical: very good/excellent (small oil leak at front timing case, been there for years, not worth fixing)

Service History:
replace brake pads
replace brake hoses
rebuild rear brake calipers
replace brake booster hose
replace brake lamp switch
rebuild oil lines
upgrade starter
upgrade alternator
replace clutch
adjust timing chain
install MSD ignition
replace spark plugs
replace V-belts
rebuild distributor
tune-up
replace fuel accumulators
replace fuel injectors
replace fuel pumps
rebuild warm-up regulators
replace auxiliary air regulators
replace fuel level sending unit
install window accelerator modules
rebuild window regulators
replace hydraulic top pump
replace hydraulic top ram cylinders
replace rear suspension springs
replace shocks
4-wheel alignment
replace spare wheel & tire
install fire extinguisher
replace sun-visors
upgrade dash lights
install radio antenna
replace hazard switch
replace window switches
sort-out misc electrical
replace AC compressor
replace AC condenser
replace AC hoses
replace AC receiver/drier
replace AC expansion valve
replace battery
upgrade radiator fans
replace heater hoses
replace heater valve
install low temp radiator fan switch
replace defroster/heater fans
change fluids & filters

Recent eBay history:
The car was offered on eBay a few weeks ago but unfortunately the highest bidder could not perform due to "other unforeseen obligations"....... Nothing to due with the car.

One glaring omission in this ad is who carried out the conversion of this car, but I’d suspect it might have been Straman, as they lopped off a lot of roofs of luxury and sports cars during this era. A good 365GT4 of this era with the 5-speed manual gearbox will usually run you between $30,000 and $40,000. Whether you place a premium on a non-factory conversion such as this, even if it does add the charm of al fresco motoring, remains to be seen.

-Paul

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