Sunday, February 26, 2012
Danville Street Sighting - 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4
This car left me very conflicted because it was quite literally just outside the bounds of the Danville D'Elegance car show. In fact, I think the owner might have had the car on display there before moving it outside the gates where it was parked on a public street. The Monaco license plates are a clue to its show-car status. However, I saw this exact same car months later outside a repair shop in my town, so apparently it's local. Certainly I would have preferred to photograph this car on a regular day when its owner was in a cafe grabbing lunch, but I take what I can get.
This one has everything it needs to be an excellent 1970s Ferrari: traditional Rosso Corsa paint, Borrani wire wheels, styling by Pininfarina, a neat leather-trimmed interior with a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a howling V12 under the hood. The only cosmetic flaw I could find on the car was missing Pininfarina badge lettering on the driver side fender. It may not be my favorite design, but compared to some of today's four-seat Ferraris, the 365 GTC/4 is high art.